The purpose of this site is to help the novice learn some of the
intricacies of the workings of the automobile. The site is arranged
to allow easy navigation to the many different systems that make up
the whole. You may choose to view any or all pages as they meet your
interests. It is my desire to spark the interests of those who desire
to learn all they can about the machines around them.
the record, this is the ONLY
page that will have that annoying floating car on it! I just
want to make it known how to navigate through this site. You
can navigate this site even better by going to our SITEMAP Page. There
you will find EVERY possible LINK within this site!"
vehicle probably receives less attention that it should!
was a time when every red-blooded American boy took pride in keeping
his car up, changing belts and hoses, giving the engine an annual
tune-up, even tweaking his car's performance to impress the guys.
But a lot
has changed since then!
are the days of carburetors and timing guns.
automobile owners (even those who grew up tinkering and tuning up
thier own vehicles) barely reconize whats under the hood today and
share a common lack of understanding about their cars.
onboard computers make minute adjustments to engine performance in
that a home mechanic couldn't accomplish with a loaded toolbox and a
weekend with nothing else to do.
car and truck owners lack the understanding of basic maintenance
because of the complexity of vehicles now a days
this Website nor the most comprehensive service manual made just for
your make and model will give you the power to diagnose and repair
everything that could go wrong with your car.
this Site we hope to help prevent some things from going wrong,
you to troubleshoot potential rusting problems, braking problems,
and start-up problems, etc
there is even any trouble.
this Website will help you avoid costly repairs. That you will learn
which maintenance tasks you should do on your own,
tasks you could do if so inclined,
which you should leave to a pro.
and most importantly, we hope this this Site will help you reduce
your fear of your car by helping you give it the treatment it
deserves, and helping you converse with your mechanic when the
treatment your car deserves,
maintenance checks and simple service can greatly reduce the cost of
vehicle should have a thorough inspection by a qualified technician periodically.
though most new cars are becoming increasingly complex for the
are still many tasks that every car owner can perform.
site will contain information of both old and new components of vehicles.
of the checks and services described within this Site can be done at
little or at no cost. Best of all, they are quick and easy to do and
they can save time, money and inconvenience now and later. Always refer
to your owner's manual when performing any maintenance task on your vehicle.
Site does not focus on or promote one particular car manufacturer. Instead
it details the major car specifications avaiable in modern cars.
Please note * The
information throughout this site
are not directions for a repair. Do
not try to repair your vehicle by yourself if you don't know exactly how. Quality
repair is only possible by skilled technician or
else your vehicle could be unsafe!
we check with automobile manufacturers and their representatives to
confirm the accuracy and completeness of the data, we make no
guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect
to the data on this site. All data is
subject to change without notice.
on your own car can be dangerous. Even quality jack stands can
collapse if not positioned properly, and a floor jack can fail
suddenly and without warning. You can be seriously injured or
even killed if you do not follow proper safety procedures.
reader is expressly warned to consider and adopt all safety
precautions that might be indicated by the activities described
herein and to avoid all potential hazards. By following the
instructions herein, the reader willingly assumes all risks in
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damages resulting, in whole or in part, from the readers' use of, or
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but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability,
fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
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Some jobs are better left to a professional
There are many reasons for this. No matter how much you develop your
mechanical skills some jobs can be done more accurately, and less
expensively in the long run, by a professional with specialized
equipment. For instance, given a compressed air system and tire
mounting machines, a service station or tire shop can change a tire
in a couple of minutes. Trying to do it yourself with hand tools, a
rubber mallot, and sweat simply isnt worth it, Even some jobs
you could do yourself with a set of basic tools when everything goes
right may not be worth sweating over if you hit a snag that only
specialized tools can overcome. Replacing a muffler that has become
fused to the exhaust pipe, for instance, may be an insurmountable
problem unless you can find someone with an acetylene torch to cut it
off (which is what most commercial muffler shops do anyway).
When you are looking for a commercial auto repair shop, sometimes it
is difficult to determine ahead of time how competent the mechanics are.
invention of the automobile is widely considered the single most
important development in the history of transporttiion since the
discovery of the wheel.
automobile as we know it was not invented in a single day by one individual.
it was the result of an evolution in technology that took place
worldwide over centuries.
inventors dreamed of building self-propelled machines,
plans for motor vehicles were actually drawn up by both
da Vinci and Isaac Newton!
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The objective of this Web Page is to familiarize you with basic auto maintenance
- in some common emergencies - not to make you an expert in auto mechanics
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I am in no way, shape, or
form telling you to do this yourself. Your results may vary. If
something goes wrong, it is not my fault! These are just guidelines.