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Steven Cole

Steven Cole

I have been called a jack of all trades and a master of none. Love to tinker with just about anything. If it needs to be fixed I will try and repair it. I am a middle aged nerd who likes to joke around and work on cars, computers and houses.

6 Bad Ball Joint Symptoms Every DIY Mechanic Needs to Know

Your car has a lot of moving and motion-absorbing parts. Namely, your ball joints. We often forget about parts like these because we don’t typically see them unless we’re purposefully looking at them. However, when they go bad, we certainly feel them. Each part that undergoes wear and tear will present itself …
How to Replace a Bad Distributor Cap

A bad distributor cap can cause a whole lot of problems for your car. On the plus side, it’s a fairly simple fix—even if you’re not mechanically inclined. If you need to replace your distributor cap but aren’t sure where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Keep …
How far can I drive on a donut?

Series of years ago, almost every car came with a full-size extra tire; but fuel prudence demands, boot space contemplation and the hazards involved in making preparations to change tires by the roadside and on highways necessitated carmakers to think big and outside the box and came up with a …
How much are new brakes?

Brakes are very important parts of a car and if it is not in good shape it can be quite hazardous. The safety of your life and that of other road users is key. However, this is dependent on the standard of the brake material used.  The mean cost of …
How Much Is A Brake Job?

The average cost of a total brake repair inclusive of the pad, rotor, and caliper change is between three hundred and eight hundred dollars. But when you consider the brand and model of your car the price can either increase or reduce. A brake job is one of the major …
How to get a new car key

As a car owner, there are days when you will consider yourself so lucky to own a car. However, there are also days when you will wonder if the entire universe is against you; and these days are usually the days when you can’t find your car keys. Whether or …
How to Remove Swirl Marks

Swirl marks (also known as micro-marring) will make any car’s paint look awful and take away the desired bright finish. If you want to get rid of swirl marks and restore your car to its former glory, you are going to have to remove them by hand. The good news …
How fast can you drive on a spare tire?

The unexpected occurrence of getting a flat tire comes with strain, immediate change of plans, and unforeseen expenses. Once the extra tire is set up, driving your car to the workshop is another ordeal you would have to go through.  Now, let us have an in-depth look at the essence …