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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.

Can I Drive Without the Heat Shield?

Your car’s heat shield protects the vehicle itself, including the internal components. It consists of plates on the exhaust system. These plates keep the heat that is produced by the exhaust from causing serious damage to your car. What is a Heat Shield Made of? A vast majority of heat …
Top 10 Facts About Cars For Sale by the Government

In modern America, unless you live in a big city and take public transportation to go everywhere, you need a vehicle to get around, go to work and do all the other chores and activities that modern life demands. While a lot of people go to a local auto dealership …
How To Keep Your Car Battery Charged When Not In Use

Figuring out how to keep car battery charged when not in use can save you a lot of aggravation and inconvenience. Anyone that has ever gotten in their car, turned their key, then heard nothing but silence as a dead battery failed to start a car will tell you just how irritating …
Are Acuras Expensive to Maintain?

The prestige of driving and owning a luxury car is a commonly held desire. The designs and brand may vary, but the effect of showing up to a nice restaurant or a business meeting in a high-end car is undeniable. While the desire for ownership is common, most people believe …
Can I get my BMW oil changed anywhere?

So, you have a BMW. It’s a beautiful car and you want to make sure that you maintain it so that it runs in tip top shape for a long time to come. You know that this means regular, consistent maintenance and catching problems early so that they can be …
Is Walmart Gas Top Tier?

Everyone wants to make sure that they look after their car as well as possible. While this is typically focused on the engine and overall mechanics, there can be a variety of other things to take care of. One of the more prominent is the gas that’s used in the …
How often to use Lucas Fuel Injector Cleaner?

Is it Good to Use Lucas Fuel Injector Cleaner? Modern internal combustion engines are complex beasts; few of us, except for dedicated mechanics, truly understand. Engines can range from a two-cycle weedeater to an eight-cylinder automobile. Every internal combustion engine requires the right oil, gasoline, and other fluids to perform …
How Long Do Tire Plugs Last?

Before opting to have your tire plugged rather than replacing your tire, you must find out if your tire must be replaced or if a tire plug may be used. Relying on an unsafe solution to a flat tire not only jeopardizes your life, but the lives of other drivers …
How to Put a Car on 4 Jack Stands

Working on your own car can be a fun and rewarding experience. More importantly, it can save you a huge amount of money while allowing you to make sure that any repairs done to your car are done correctly. Many repairs and maintenance to your car can be a very …
How to Remove Bosch Windshield Wipers

Not sure how to remove Bosch windshield wipers? Bosch’s offers a line of wiper blades that are compatible with most vehicles. With a few simple steps you can install and remove Bosch windshield wipers with ease. You will need to identify the type and size of the wiper blade you …