Tag: DIY

119 Posts

Buyers Beware of Counterfeit Parts
May 04, 2019

Buyers Beware of Counterfeit Parts

Dear Car Talk

Bogus parts can make a bogus repair!

spark plugs DIY

AC Compressor Blows a Bunch of Hot Air
Mar 09, 2019

AC Compressor Blows a Bunch of Hot Air

Dear Car Talk

There's no joy in this Envoy when the AC is cranky.

air conditioning DIY 2009

Man works on car engine
Jan 17, 2019

YouTube Is a Good Place to Start for Car-Repair Help

Dear Car Talk

But you'll need some spare time and sandwiches.

steering alignment DIY Buick Regal 2003

Bad Oil Change Advice Could Damage Your Engine
Feb 13, 2018

Bad Oil Change Advice Could Damage Your Engine

Dear Car Talk

This friend who claims oil changes are unnecessary is flat-out wrong.

oil oil changes DIY

Which Is Better for Oil Change -- Cold or Warm?
Oct 12, 2017

Which Is Better for Oil Change -- Cold or Warm?

Dear Car Talk

And why are Fruit of the Looms relevant to the question?

oil oil changes DIY

Car hood propped open by sticks and branches
Oct 11, 2017

A Saab Story with a Happy Ending: Parts Cars Rule

Jim Motavalli

Everybody's getting rid of their derelict Saabs, and their loss is my gain.

DIY auto parts

Why Do the Pros Tighten Everything So Tight?
Jun 13, 2017

Why Do the Pros Tighten Everything So Tight?

Dear Car Talk

David uses a breaker bar to loosen his oil filter. Is the Hulk working at his oil change shop, or is this normal?

oil oil changes DIY

May 11, 2017

The Toothpaste Cure: Two Paths to Better Headlights

Jim Motavalli

Yes, toothpaste really is useful to clean your headlights, and if that's too weird you can buy a commercial restoration kit. I tried one out, and here's the results.

cleaning DIY headlights

Is This Really How a Car's Fan Works?
Mar 16, 2017

Is This Really How a Car's Fan Works?

Dear Car Talk

The low setting on your fan may actually be a high setting that's met some resistance.

fans DIY Dodge Ram Wagon 2002

Jan 12, 2017

Will Water Harm the Power-Steering System?

Dear Car Talk

Craig goofed and added some water to his power steering system. Flushing it is easy--and might be worth putting on video.

steering DIY Ford Ranger 2008