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How to Set Time on a JVC Stereo

After having your JVC stereo deck initially installed, after daylight savings time or when traveling to a different time zone, you will need to set the clock on your JVC stereo unit. You can rely on the car audio technicians at your local dealership or aftermarket stereo retail outlet, or you can do

How to Replace the Starter in a GMC Sierra

When the 6.5L or 6.6L engine in your GMC Sierra 1500 fails to start, check the starter motor. While it might turn, the starter motor might not be outputting the amps to start a 2001 to 2005 GMC Sierra 1500. The correct amps are necessary in order for a starter to ignite the fuel, and maintain the co

How to Recycle Auto Oil

Used auto oil is the byproduct of oil changes in your automobiles as well as other machinery. Used motor oil can be recycled and refined into heating oil or used in power plants to supply electricity to homes. In some cases, used motor oil is refined for reuse in automobiles. The used oil is a hazar

How to Compound & Buff

Most automobile owners want the exteriors of their vehicles to be clean with a buffed shine. Rain, snow, oxidation and ultraviolet light can all have detrimental effects on surface paint, producing a hazy or fogged appearance. By using cutting compounds and polishing wax, surface paint can be restor

How to Remove Pests From a Pasture

Pests in farmland pastures can range from the tiniest parasites to large groundhogs. Farmland pastures are used for livestock to graze, to exercise and to get fresh air. Crowded pastures lead to an increase in the amount of pests. With good sanitation, seeding and pesticide practices management of p

Chemical Dumping Penalties in Minnesota

Many chemicals, especially those generated as a result of manufacturing processes, are considered hazardous wastes. Many state and federal regulations govern the generation and disposal of such waste, and in particular the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Age

How to Troubleshoot Automobile Engines

The engine in your automobile is a very complicated piece of equipment. However, there are three essential things that every engine needs in order to run. Every engine needs: fuel, spark and compression. Fuel, refers to the air and gasoline mixture that is sprayed into the combustion chambers. Spark

Signs of a Bad Sway Bar

A broken sway bar will affect your vehicle's performance.Sami Sarkis/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesA sway bar helps limit the body roll or lean a vehicle experiences while it corners. The sway bar, also called an anti-roll bar, is a piece of metal bolted to the suspension on each side of the...

Tools For Mechanics

There are 100's of specialised automotive tools available and they are needed if tackling specific tasks. However there are some basic tools that every mechanic will need and we will aim to give you a brief description of what they are.

How to Remove a Vinyl Decal From a Car

When you want to personalize your car window with vinyl decals, it lets the world know a little about you. However, when it comes time to sell your car, you should present it to prospective buyers in a clean and pristine condition. Remove all vinyl decals from your car windows using these steps.

How to Aim Headlights on a 2005 Toyota Prius

The 2005 Toyota Prius was part of the so-called Generation II, produced from 2004 to 2009. It was the first model to offer two headlight options: the standard halogen headlights and the optional HID (high-intensity discharge) headlights. Note that the HID headlights also included fog lamps. Aiming t