DIY Car Maintenance

If you are the type that likes to manage some of your own automotive repairs, here are some DIY car maintenance tips that anyone can do.

DIY Car Maintenance

If you are the type that likes to manage some of your own automotive repairs, here are some DIY car maintenance tips that anyone can do.

5 Car Maintenance Myths

Aspiring automotive technicians interested in learning how to maintain their car will be interested in the truth behind these 5 car maintenance myths.

We're Thankful for These Lame Jokes

Q. Why can't you take a turkey to church? A.They use fowl language.

How To Change Your Oil: A Beginners’ Guide

Automotive Care 101 The average person doesn’t have a ton of automotive know-how, but one task that can be managed by any do-it-yourself type is changing the oil in their car. Even though it seems

How to Fix a Leaky Sunroof

Benefits of A Sunroof A sunroof on a vehicle is an opening that is similar to having a window, except it’s on your roof.  It allows fresh air to enter the vehicle and can be manually or electronic

"It'll be OK William, hang in there buddy!"

A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly behaved three-year-old grandson.

Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 213

Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like

Travel Tips for Holiday Trips

Supplies For Your Trunk Besides summer vacationers, the upcoming holidays are the biggest travel days of the year. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, people are out and about visiting family and

An Introduction to Garage Doors

How many garage doors or garage door openers does a homeowner buy in his or her life? According to statistics, one or two… or a … Read More

Audio Weekly Podcast Wrap Up 10/23-10/27 AND MORE!

This weekly update of the audio podcast includes a video. Many of you have seen the first ever Pull-A-Part Challenge. But I got my hands on some exclusive behind the scenes footage. So I made video wi

Replacing a Lost Ignition Key

Now What Do I Do? It is the worst feeling when you lose your car keys. Not only is it discouraging, but you might very well be stranded, staring in your windows from the outside hoping that somehow th

How To Replace a Fuel Pump and Fuel Filter ~ Project White Wookie

Replacing a fuel pump or fuel filter can be scary. But if you follow these tips, and this DIY, you cando it. In upgrading the VR6 with bigger cams, and adding a turbocharger, I needed to upgrade the f

Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 212

Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like

Audio Weekly Podcast Wrap Up 10-/16-10/20

I want to try something new for you guys. Rather than blasting your email with a daily show update, how about a weekly recap? This is a recap of all the You may notice this week has one show missing.

Finding A Mechanic You Can Trust

What Are Your Options? When you take your car in to the repair shop to have it worked on, it can be a challenging experience for people that aren’t familiar with the inner workings of an automobile.

Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 211

Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like

Fall Car Care Tips

Get Ready For Cooler Weather Even though autumn in San Antonio doesn’t necessarily mean snow and cold are right around the corner, it is still a good time of year to give your car some extra attenti

How To Wire Electric Cooling Fans with Crimp Connections

Wiring electric cooling fans is almost a must for a VR6 turbo build. Not only will it move more air, but it cleans up the engine bay. In the last cooling fan video we learned the theory behind wiring

Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles

Are Electric Cars The Best Choice? Life is full of decisions, and weighing the pros and cons of a specific issue is how most people come to a sensible conclusion. The idea of buying an electric car is

The VR6 Turbo Is ALIVE ~ First Start Success and Failure

That is right, the fully rebuilt VR6 turbo GTI aka White Wookie is alive. After a full engine rebuild and adding a turbo it’s finally running. The first starts were not allsuccessful. I had one issu

Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 210

Today I will be taking your car related questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like

The Easiest Way To PROPERLY Wire Cooling Fans

  Wiring a cooling fan in a car seems pretty scary. I spent tons of time searching the web to find how other folks did it. This search turned up a lot of bad wiring jobs, and bad ways to wire fans. I

Importance of Rotating Your Tires

Scheduled Maintenance For Your Automobile Buying new tires is an essential component of owning a car. It can also be pretty expensive depending on the brand, type, and size. Because tires play a criti

Characteristics of a Good Car Salesperson

Sales and Success Tips We’ve all had to deal with them (and purposely try to avoid them) – car salespeople.  There are a lot of jokes and stereotypes, especially concerning used car salesmen, but

The first impression your home makes sets the tone for the overall aesthetic of your house

When renovating, often the focus and dollars are given to achieving that “designer look” for the interior of our homes. We forget that the first … Read More

Mass Production of Self Driving Cars Coming Soon

Can The Average Consumer Buy One Car manufacturers have been ramping up their commitment to safer roads with self-driving vehicles. It was recently announced that Cruise Automation and their parent c

10 Uses For Your Second Garage

A second garage isn’t something everybody has. Those who are lucky enough to have the extra space are sometimes stumped with what to do with … Read More

Is a Flooded Car Totalled?

Is a flooded car necessarily junk? What to watch out for, right here.

How To Make Your Driveway The Envy Of Your Neighborhood

In every neighborhood some homes command more attention than others. Eye-catching aspects of these homes might be an individual item or a combination of items, … Read More

The 10 questions a garage door dealer is asked most often

Here, in quick succession, are the 10 questions homeowners ask most often when the time comes to purchase a garage door.  There are certainly many … Read More

Car Talk's Summer Driving Tips

Summer driving tips from Car Talk. Print these out for trouble-free motoring on your summer road trips.  

Residential garage doors: North America versus Europe

The vast majority—if not to say practically all—of the residential garage doors used in North America are the sectional type. The height of the panels … Read More

Here are some good reasons to replace your old garage door opener

Does your garage door opener look like something used by Fred Flintstone? Do you have to go through all sorts of contortions with your opener … Read More

Currently, the best buy on the market in electric garage door openers is the 8550W

Is your garage opener starting to feel its age? Could this be the time for you to change it? But which garage door opener model … Read More

Lame Joke: The South Pacific Collision

What happened when two ships collided? 

Fan Takes Issue With Car Talk Blogger's Use of Word "Issue"

Got a linguistic pet peeve? Here's a letter from someone who has an issue with "issue" and isn't too shy to tell us about it! 

The Mechanic and the Moth

A mechanic was working late one night when a man walked into his shop. "Can you help me?" the man asked. "I think I am a moth."

Top 5 Ways to Upgrade Just About Any Garage

Despite what we would all like to think, our basic needs have essentially remained the same throughout the ages. Regular meals, a roof over our … Read More

Why did my garage door come off its tracks?

There are a number of reasons why a garage door could come off its tracks and hit the ground. Probably you are asking yourself “Why … Read More

Jokes to Tax Your Patience

What's worse than writing a check to the IRS? These jokes, probably. Read at your own risk. 

Don't Drive Like His Brother

Two friends  are driving around town. They come up to a red light and the guy driving accelerates and speeds right through it. Naturally his friend is pretty upset by this. "You just blew throug

The Feather Duster Special

There's a special kind of duster—more of a brush, actually—that specialists use... 

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