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How to Reset the Oil Service Light on a GM

Whether you get your oil changed at a full service garage or you do it yourself, there will likely be a time you'll need to reset the oil service light on your GM. All models reset in the same manner. You don't need special tools or mechanic qualifications. Resetting the oil service light takes less

Brake Replacement Tutorial for Motorcycles

Motorcycle brakes have evolved significantly over the last few decades. The drum brakes that once ruled the two-wheeled landscape have been replaced by powerful and efficient hydraulically-actuated disc brakes, capable of slowing even the largest of touring bikes to a screeching halt. Brake pads,

How to Remove Sentra Brake Rotors

If your Nissan Sentra feels like it lurches or wobbles when the brakes are applied, the problem could be its rotors. The brake rotors are the smooth metal discs that the brakes squeeze in order to bring the vehicle to a stop. If these rotors develop cracks or "hot spots" or become uneven, it can aff

How to Reset the Service Indicator on Mercedes

The Mercedes Benz instrument panel display screen alerts the driver when service is due for scheduled maintenance, such as oil and filter changes. The service message will tell you how many miles until the next service, when the service is due and how many miles a service is overdue. Once you have t

How to Fix the Windshield Wipers on a VW Jetta

Windshield wiper blades on VW Jettas are considered routine maintenance and should be replaced every year to ensure proper functioning and visibility. Repairing the windshield wipers on your Jetta requires the purchase of a new set of wipers, which are readily available at any auto supply store, and

How to Refinish a Steel Hull

Steel is a popular material for building hulls for commercial and private vessels. Readily available and easy to work with, steel extrusions are used for the framing and steel sheeting to skin the hull. With a properly maintained paint job, the steel will resist the corrosive effects of salt water a

Instructions for Wiper Blades

It's a sad fact of life, but car parts wear out and periodically require replacement. One of the most common car replacement parts is wiper blades. On average the blades should be replaced 2 to 3 times annually, depending on how much you drive and how often you use them. Unlike some car maintenance

Small Block Chevy Specifications

The small-block Chevy uses the same basic block for a series of V-8 engines manufactured by General Motors since 1955. The small-block power plant based on the 1955 original has been the foundation for American motorsports and circle track racing up through 2010.

How to Save Car Batteries

When a car battery does not work the way it is supposed to, you can find yourself in a variety of frustrating situations. This is why it is important to learn how to preserve your car battery. Doing so can help prevent it from losing power at an inopportune moment, and with the right care and energy

Valve Guide Removal Tools

The valves in a cylinder head are held in place by valve guides.m??canisme ?? explosion image by rachid amrous-spleen from Fotolia.comAlthough not recommended, replacing valve guides is possible for the knowledgeable home mechanic. Because of the exacting measurements involved and the...

2008 Toyota Sequoia Features

Toyota is a Japanese automobile maker and manufacturer that also markets its products widely in North America. Toyota makes many different types of vehicles, including sedans, sports cars, trucks, and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). The 2008 Toyota Sequoia, released in late 2007, is a...

How to Make a Hardtail

Hardtail motorcycles were common in the early years of motorcycling, and have gained prominence in recent decades as custom vehicles. Today, there are specialty kits that allow you to install struts in place of your motorcycle's outboard springs, giving you the experience of riding a hardtail motorc