Monthly Archives: December 2010

How to Change A Timing Belt

This is one of the more lively yet informative clips. Scotty Kilmer walks us through the process of replacing the timing belt on a Toyota Camry. The front wheel skid with the motorcycle in the intro is pretty impressive too. … Continue reading

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Runaway Hubcap Replacement: 2003-2008 Toyota Corolla

My mom lost another hub cap from her car recently. I’ve replaced 2 or 3 of them over they years already. This usually occurs as a result of winter driving and vicious potholes, and consequently we have an unadorned black … Continue reading

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Should You Buy A Used Chevy Volt Later?

While the first Chevy Volt only recently rolled off the production line, I’m contemplating how it will stack up on the used car market in a few years. Traits of good used car buys include the use of proven technology, … Continue reading

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Recall Roundup: Is Your Car On This List?

As of November 2010, certain units of the following vehicle models are under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): 2010-2011 Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne models with V8 engines for starter cables (p. 5). 2004-2011 Chevrolet Colorado … Continue reading

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Tire Rotation: How To – Part 2

Procedure Before doing anything else, check the tire pressures and inflate as needed. Do this for the spare as well. There are several patterns by which you can rotate the tires. Two typical ones are the “X” pattern and front-to-rear. … Continue reading

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Tire Rotation: How To – Part 1

Why Rotate? The reason tires need to be rotated is to make them last longer by making them wear more evenly. Each tire position on a given car will wear out at different rates depending on the car’s design, tire … Continue reading

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