You've just spotted by the boat of your dreams at an exclusive boat shop, a fishing show, or perhaps in your neighbor's driveway next door. Visions of azure seas, pristine white sand beaches that stretch for miles with beachfront clusters of wild nightclubs, raging bars, and some of the best wall-to-wall shopping in the world comes to mind.
There can be some tough days on the job, and when you reach for HVAC tools you don't have, it can make life even worse.
Somewhere out there in the world, thousands of diesel mechanics are hard at work each and every day. Many have families to support, mortgages to pay, groceries to buy, and countless dreams and goals to realize: and let's not forget the trash that needs taking out.
We should all put safe driving first when driving during any season of the year, and especially during the winter months.
A chopper bike is an expression of the owner's personality. Many people like to customize their bike and take it to the shows. It's a great business, and many people buy their rides at shows.
If your motorcycle is in need of a custom-built upgrade, there are some key things you can do to make your bike look great and outperform the competition. You can choose to build your bike from scratch, or you can chop-up what you have and take it to a new level.
n most parts of the country, the official "car" season is over in October. However, for the die-hard, hot rod, gear-head enthusiast, there's still a lot of season left in the year to pursue his or her passion of building a race car.
There are a lot of hot chopper bikes on the road, and even more scorching motorcycle jackets that are screaming for attention! The big question is-are they worth the money?
When you're ready to put your speakers on "blast," car stereo amplifiers can give you the boosting power needed.
Your mechanic is just like every other person running a business. They're in business to stay in business. The good thing is that most mechanics are honest. Some are brutal, and others are subtle. Unfortunately, you'll end up overspending at some time or other with all three types.
Many fuel additives on the aftermarket are not cost effective. You probably know the list by heart, which includes: additives, pills, and filters and so on. They all have one thing in common; they all claim to enhance your fuel tank's performance.
Your car may have start-up problems for any number of reasons. However, there are a few common reasons that seem to keep popping up over and over.
Taking a safe and defensive driving posture when you're on the road should be your top priority. In fact, it should be your only priority. Defensive driving can save lives.
Seeing a brake light appear on the dashboard shouldn't set off an alarm. It will usually be the result of low brake fluid, or the parking brake that's still on.
The frigid winter months are hard on most vehicles, and a little preventative car maintenance can go a long way in keeping your vehicle in top working condition. Among the key things to remember, is to check your car's coolant system regularly.
Oil leaks are no fun to deal with, and unless you've had adequate training on vehicle upkeep, finding and repairing oil leaks can be a challenge. Contrary to popular belief, cars don't really use up engine oil. Surprised?! If your car is running low on oil consistently, the problem can be traced to an oil leak, or worse, your engine is burning it up.
You might think that when it's raining, most bike riders choose to put the bike in the garage and ride out the storm. Well, you've hit the nail on the head. You can pick up a lot of information on how to repair motorcycles in a lifetime, but you'll be hard-pressed to find any source that can keep you motivated to ride in the rain.
Technology is always moving forward, and you can bet there are going to be a lot more hybrid vehicles on the road in the days to come. Sooner or later, you might have to ratchet-up your mechanic repair skills just to keep pace.
Whether you're shopping for a new car, a used car, or just shopping for a great deal, it's good knowing your negotiating skills are up to par to eliminate buyer's remorse down the road.
So, you've wondered all your life what the numbers and letters on tires mean; but you thought better of asking anyone! Additionally, you're not sure whether or not if you've learned this in a prior automotive training class.
As they say, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," or "All that glitters, may not be gold." However, the joy of finding something vintage for most people can often be nothing short of intoxicating.
No one can stress enough, the importance of leaving home with the right tools in your car. And, even if you've never taken an auto mechanics class, having tools you can depend on, should fall somewhere in between common sense; and-a little bit more common sense.
Let's face it; most people can be as picky as a car show judge when it comes to making their vehicle stand out in the crowd. If you're in competition, and you're hoping the major competition doesn't show up, there are a few things you can do to hopefully walk away with the blue ribbon.
There’s a lot to talk and myth about what kinds of vehicles can be friendly to the environment, and help us survive as consumers. It might come as a shock, but diesel engines were found to rank above hybrid vehicles, ethanol mix hybrid vehicles, and gas powered vehicles in a cost-benefit analysis.
A flat tire can be a pain, and the last thing you want is to be stranded on a road—wondering where all the time has gone.
Working on diesel engines takes skills; the kind that a lot of mechanics learn from spending time in the backyard, or at schools for diesel mechanics.
There are countless weekend car mechanics that have irritating memories of lifting up the engine hood, and having drops of engine oil and grease particles fall into their hair or eyes.
A car that breaks down is going to be something that every driver experiences from time to time. How you handle the emergency, will be the thing that makes or breaks your day. These are the critical moments many people wish they had gotten around to taking an automotive repair training class.
n today's world, everyone seems to be scrambling for answers on how to put a few more dollars back in their pockets at the fuel pump. And, this means paying close attention to anything that can help reduce fuel costs.
Unfortunately, since the automobile made its debut, 30 million people have become fatalities. Today, on the road accidents are a major concern for everyone, and these affect everything from insurance rates to auto repair programs.
Auto Detailing is an art, and there are people that make a serious living from it. There are a lot of things that need to be balanced though before a person can be considered a true professional . A competent detailer has to have a solid grip on chemicals, industry standards, customer requirements, and vehicle surfaces.
Whether male or female, there are some mechanics that will take advantage of a person walking through the front door. It's always best to ask someone close to you about car problems, so that you can get an unbiased opinion.
Using cruise control is a great way of increasing your vehicle's gas mileage without spending an extra dime. Checking your owner's manual or consulting with your car mechanic will place you at the head of the class.
Anyone who can fix a motorcycle has probably experienced trying to remove screws that won't "give", no matter what type of tools or approach you take. If a screw is stripped, the impact screwdriver might be the first tool of choice. Your success will usually depend on how stubborn the screws are.
You’ve heard the old saying, "It's not what you know, but who you know that makes all the difference in the world." Well, if you’re not able to handle all of your vehicle's repairs, it may be time to find a good repair shop or competent mechanic.
Checking the condition of your car's shock absorbers should be a part of a regular maintenance schedule. Unfortunately, a driver can get used to the gradual wear and tear of shock absorbers, and lose the ability to notice the difference in comfort and control over time.
There are a lot of reasons why an engine won't restart. A battery with a low charge could be the initial problem. If the fuel system is clogged, this is always a potential problem.
Most auto mechanics that love working around cars, can think back to their early years and remember when the day's biggest concern was if their bike had the right amount of tire pressure. You might have come a long way since then, but the basics are still the same. When your tires are properly inflated, you're more than likely to experience the comfort, performance and durability that most cars were meant to have.
A battery can fail at any time without warning. And when it does, it's usually at the worst possible time. The following are some great maintenance tips for your battery what will save you a few headaches down the road.
Americans are holding on to their vehicles longer and putting more mileage on them than ever before. You can make a safe bet that the average life on the car on the road is nine years or more. As cars age, their overall performance decreases, and the engine oil breaks down at an ever-increasing rate.
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Here's what you need to know when you're looking to execute some spur-of-the-moment motorcycle maintenance.
That car repair guru in the family deserves something special this holiday season.
There's no mystery that gas prices can sky-rocket one week, and bottom out again the next. However, there are some key things you can do to take back control of your fuel's economy, and keep the gas-crunch out of your wallet. And, if you're a backyard car mechani, you're probably working on your car or truck daily to get that extra ounce of gas mileage.
There's nothing wrong with having a ride you can be proud of. When you're ready to "trick" out your car, all it takes is a little imagination. You can get some great ideas from your local or neighborhood specialty shop technicians.
Smoke coming out of your car's tail pipe is not a good sign. If you're a fledging mechanic, and you like working on your own car or truck, great! The following are a few possible ideas on why you have a twelve foot-long funnel of smoke trailing your car down the street.
The biggest complaint from drivers about an automatic transmission, is that unlike cars with manual transmissions, you don't have the same level of control. Learn the steps to hack your transmission and go manual . . .
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Some people like the sound of a soft-running engine. A select few like the noise of a deafening roar. With Diesel Technology, your biggest decision might be selecting the size of the ear plugs you'll need from time to time . . .
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WyoTech grad Livingston talks about winning the 2007 Championship NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car competition . . .
Jessi Combs - Extreme 4x42004 Graduate
collision-refinishing-technologyCo-host of Spike TV's "Xtreme 4X4" "At WyoTech, I received the skill set necessary to take me as far as my imagination will lead me." Jessi Combs' motto, "It's not how big you are in the fight; it's how big the fight is in you," has taken her a long way...
Matt D'Alma2007 Graduate"WyoTech has all different types of engines that you can work on. It gives you balance. They teach you everything."