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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.

Why does my RPM go up and down while driving?

What does RPM exactly mean? RPM simply stands for revolutions per minute. It is a measuring unit for how fast a machine is working. In the case of cars, it means the number of revolutions the crankshaft in the engine makes per minute and how many times a valve goes …
How long does a DUI stay on your record in Texas?

What does a DUI/DWI mean in the United States of America? If you have been living in the USA since your childhood or even for a short period of time, you will surely be familiar with the terms DUI and DWI. It is a crime in every state in the …
How to fix a sunroof that won’t close all the way?

What is a sunroof? A sunroof can be simply described as the movable panel which is present at the ceiling of the car. It allows light and fresh air to enter the car. They might be manually operated or automated (motor-driven). They come in different shapes, styles, and sizes. Functions …
How to fix a seatbelt that won’t retract?

Seatbelts are lifesavers! They can turn out to be the most effective part of the car on a day when you least expect it. They sure do come with problems though. Having a problem with their seatbelt is what every car owner has faced or will face in the coming …
How to reset ABS light on Dodge Grand Caravan?

What does ABS stand for? ABS is the short form for the ‘Anti-lock Brake Skid’ safety control system. It is also commonly referred to as the anti-lock braking system. The ABS light gets turned on whenever there is a problem with the system to let the driver know that the …
Is it normal for a CVT transmission to whine?

What is CVT? A CVT can, or a continuously variable transmission can, can be described as a shiftless transmission. In the case of two-wheelers (motorcycles), it can be described as a twist and go. It is basically an automatic transmission that can change smoothly over a whole range of effective …
How to reset a Ford Instrument Cluster?

This article will provide you with knowledge about instrument clusters and finally move on to specifics about how to reset the instrument cluster in a Ford automobile. It is not really that tough to accomplish the task once you get a hang of instrument clusters as a whole. So, let’s …
Will my car pass inspection if the ABS light is on, in Texas?

A brief introduction If you are new in Texas or recently started owning a vehicle in the state, it is mandatory for you to register the vehicle and also put it through an inspection process. Both processes are equally important. Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is responsible for the registration …
How to fix a car window that won’t stay up?

Have you ever realized the utility of the windows in your car? Well, I didn’t until it stopped rolling up one fine day. It might have looked harmless in the first few seconds but soon I realized it was going to be a problem for me. What if it was …
How to jumpstart an automatic car without another car?

Automatic cars are becoming pretty abundant as we move forward in time and why wouldn’t they? They are easy to drive, which in turn makes the experience of driving the vehicle fun and wholesome. Conversely, it is not really a fun experience when an automatic car breaks down in the …