Car Maintenance Tips: Top 8 Easy Ways To Prevent Costly Repairs

Car Maintenance Tips: Top 8 Easy Ways To Prevent Costly Repairs

Car Maintenance Tips: Here are 8 preventative vehicle maintenance tips to help prevent costly repairs! Watch more Quick Tips:

00:06 #1: Batteries Last 3 Years
01:00 #2: Keep Your Fuel Above ¼ Tank
01:46 #3: Car History For Trans Flush
02:34 #4: No Cruise Control In Bad Weather
03:04 #5: Spare Tire Never Does The Work
04:30 #6: Leave Frozen Sludge Alone
05:17 #7: Never Cold Water In Hot Engine
05:42 #8: Car Battery Boost Tips

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How Do Window Regulator Assembly And Motor Assembly Works?

How Do Window Regulator Assembly And Motor Assembly Works?

Window Regulator Assembly

Window regulators are the important components of the car. These car parts are widely used because people are always rising and lowering car windows. They are attached to electric windows and control movement of window glass. Because of the excessive use of window regulator assembly and window motor, these parts fall victim to wearing and breaking. You can get their new replacements from either renowned branded store or reliable online auto parts stores. In case of tight budgets, salvage, or junk yards are also good options for purchasing window regulator assembly and motor assembly. Do not miss out any place as the finest replacement can be found anywhere.

Every car owner faces window regulator replacement at least once in the functional life of his vehicle. With accurate knowledge and the right guidance, you can perform this task on your own otherwise reach out for the help of professional auto mechanics. Before opting for the second option, you should be aware of the fact that window motor replacement cost varies from car to car and it may be expensive for yours.

How to Replace Window Regulator Assembly?

To begin the process of window regulator replacement, remove door panel by taking off all the screws. Then identify the inner components and disconnect electrical connections from motor, window regulator cables, mounting bolts and electrical connectors. Since you are inside door panel, it would be beneficial to check other parts too. Make an immediate replacement if you find mechanical problems in any of them. Once it is all done, take out window regulator repair parts by detaching plastic assembly and removing bolts. Now smoothly install the new regulator and finish the task of window regulator partsreplacement.

Two Main Types of Window Regulator and Motor Assembly:

Electric window regulators and manual window regulators are the two main types of window regulators. Electric regulators are found in all new and latest models of cars, whereas the older ones usually had manual regulators. The basic difference between two of them is that manual comes with a crank for window raising and lowering windows whereas in electric windows there is fixed button for moving window glass up and down. This button is operated by an automatic window motor that provides current to complete the work.

How do Window Regulator and Motor Assembly Operate?

Windows in cars are operated by a proper system and mechanism. It comprises of automatic power motor which is housed inside door panel. Worm gear and spur gear together create enough amount of torque to move window glass upwards or downwards. On pushing an electric button or moving crank, the relays send a signal to the motor directly which in turn operates on linear basis and create the up and down motion of the window.

If you need window regulator assembly and window motor for your vehicle, you can visit our used auto parts online store in United States.

Published at Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:12:24 +0000

How to Clean Foggy Headlight At Home

How to Clean Foggy Headlight At Home

How to Clean Foggy Headlight At Home

How to Clean Foggy Headlights At Home

There is a very good chance that you do not pay much attention to the cleaning ofcar headlights. You may service your car every weekend where you wash its exterior with top quality cleaners, clean the wheels with most effective brushes that money could purchase and go over the internal cabin with a fine and delicate comb. But when it comes to the restoration of headlights, drivers do not pay any heed. It lies low on their list of priorities, which is not right.

Headlights should never be ignored, as they are one of the most important car parts. Although the maintenance and cleaning of headlights is imperative but you can’t prevent them from getting foggy. The silver lining here is that you can restore them to their former glory while sitting at home, without any expense or professional help. This will not only make your car look better than before but its performance will be enhanced. The bulbs of headlights will work more effectively and you will be able to see coming cars and other objects more clearly.

What Is The Best Technique For Car Headlight Replacement & Restoration?

There are several headlight restoration kits available in auto body shops. You can also purchase any other professional product you desire. However, there are some costs saving techniques, which are highly effective. If your budget is limited, you must try them.

Use Toothpaste

You must be aware with the fact that toothpastes have turned out to be highly effective in fixing scratches of CDs and DVDs. It has been seen that toothpastes are used as a cleaning agent for foggy headlights. It may sound off but it is true and effective. The main reason behind its successful results is that oxidation on your headlights resembles to plaque found on teeth. As toothpaste is used for removing plaque on chompers, it will definitely work on foggy headlights. Now what you have to is very easy and simple. Get a spare sponge, put some toothpaste on it and rub it all over headlight surface. Do not go for rash rubbing. Keep it smooth so you do not damage the headlight. Just in case if something unfortunate happens to headlight, you can get an original aftermarket replacement from our used auto body parts superstore “AS Auto Parts. Use elbow grease for a minute and the start wiping off toothpaste with the wet cloth. Once done, your headlight will be shiny and clear like before. Because of the successful results, this remedy is widely used all over the world.

Published at Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:15:17 +0000

BMW E46 3 Series Power Steering Pump Problems

BMW E46 3 Series Power Steering Pump Problems

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BMW E46 3 Series Power Steering Pump Problems

We often take power steering for granted until the accessory belt breaks or a part fails and we’re left to muscle the front wheels around on our own. And as the section width of the average passenger car tire has gotten wider it has become almost impossible to do without some sort of power assist. But too much assist can feel cheap and make for a rather numb driving experience. For BMW, which calls each of its vehicles “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” anything less than perfect steering feedback, without too much effort, is not good enough which is why they equipped the 1999-2006 BMW E46 3 Series with an optional active power steering assist system.

Unlike a traditional hydraulic power steering system which supplies the same level of assist throughout the range of motion and at any speed, the active power steering system in some BMW models varies the level of assist based on speed. For instance: at low speed, the system would offer the most assist to help with maneuverability and parking, at higher speed this would be reduced to improve the driving feel and weight of the steering. And above 75mph it could even reduce driver steering input to keep the car stable and reduce unintended steering movements. But as remarkable as the active power steering system in the E46 BMW is, over the years since its introduction, it has developed a reputation for poor reliability and premature failure.

The usual point of failure for the BMW E46 3 series power steering system is nearly always the pump. When the power steering pump starts to fail, it often makes a groaning noise as the steering is turned, and you will notice some increased effort in turning the wheel. You might even notice some leaking power steering fluid from the pump itself or on the ground where you park. When this happens, the pump must be replaced to avoid damage to the accessory belt and for proper steering response while driving. At, we stock new OEM BMW Power Steering Pumps guaranteed to be an exact fit and at a price that won’t blow your budget.

When servicing your power steering system, you’ll also need to address the cause of the pump failure. The most common reason is low fluid caused by a leak in one of the hoses or by a clogged filter in the bottom of the power steering fluid reservoir. When the pump runs dry, the friction inside causes abnormal wear to the bearings and interior surfaces that are left without lubrication from the fluid. Unfortunately, the filter at the bottom of the reservoir is not serviceable and you’ll need to replace the reservoir. Likewise, the high pressure hose that is a frequent source of leaks can’t be repaired and must be replaced to prevent the fluid level from dropping again.

In addition to OEM BMW E46 3 Series Power Steering Pumps, also stocks replacement BMW High Pressure Steering Hoses, and BMW Power Steering Fluid Reservoirs that are guaranteed to be an exact fit for your 1999-2006 BMW E46 3 Series. You can also find a complete BMW E46 Power Steering Pump Kit that includes everything you need to revamp your vehicles power steering system and make sure that it is leak free.

Published at Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:29:00 +0000

How to Clean Headlights: A DIY Guide

How to Clean Headlights: A DIY Guide

VI. Wet Sanding Method

The wet sanding method produces the best results of any other process and is, for all intents and purposes, a permanent remedy. Note, however, that this method is time and labor intensive and includes some steps that you may not feel comfortable attempting yourself.

The first thing to consider with this method is the fact that you vehicle will need to remain non-operational for at least 24 hours. Next, you will need to perform the final step without the intrusion of any wind so that no dust or dirt will come in contact with your headlight lens.

What you’ll need to restore your headlights:

headlight restoration kit

  1. A roll of paper towels (no lint/low lint)
  2. A pair of scissors
  3. A trash bag or plastic sheeting
  4. A roll of blue painter’s tape
  5. A bottle of common isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  6. 3 pieces of sand paper to include 600 grit and 400 grit
  7. A piece of 2000-3000 grit sand paper
  8. A tin of carnauba paste wax
  9. A spray bottle filled with warm water
  10. A spray can of gloss clear coat made for plastic that is formulated to be UV resistant and non-yellowing (these descriptive elements will be on the front of the spray can label).

Step 1

What you’ll need to restore your headlights:

Begin by taping around the headlight, ensuring that you get a tight seal between the headlight and the vehicle’s paint.

Step 2

Using the 400 grit sand paper, drench the headlight lens with water and wet the sand paper. Be sure to keep the lens and sand paper wet at all times.

With a light touch (very little pressure), move the sand paper around the lens in a large circular pattern while simultaneously and continuously spraying the lens with water.

After a short period, end the circular pattern and move to horizontal moves with the sand paper, back and forth, while still spraying water. Stop. One last spritz with water and wipe the lens.

Note: With each step, you’ll probably notice a white, milky residue on the lens, or dripping from the lens. This is remnants of the film and oxidation coming off of the lens and is perfectly fine. You will also notice some fine scratches appearing on the plastic; these too are expected and will be treated with the finishing process. However, don’t press hard while sanding, we’re not working on a piece of wood here.

Step 3

Repeat the above process with the 600 grit sand paper, applying a little more pressure this time. Repeat as above, simultaneously and continuously spraying water while sanding.

Step 4

wiping headlights of car

Repeat the process as described above with the 2000 or 3000 grit sand paper. The pressure applied this time should revert back to a very light touch. Again, continuous water and a circular pattern followed by horizontal motions. During this step, get into the groves all around the edge of the headlight. Rinse and wipe dry.

Note: At this point, the lens will still exhibit a hazy appearance. This is expected.

Step 5

Using a paper towel, wipe the lens with the rubbing alcohol to remove any natural oils.

Step 6

Cover the hood, bumper, and any exposed paint in the vicinity of the headlight with sheeting plastic or a trash bag (the trash bag can be cut to open for better coverage).Tape to the car. Use scissors to cut out the headlight from the plastic sheeting and then add tape on top of the plastic around the headlight.

Step 7

Complete one more wipe with the rubbing alcohol to ensure that the lens is perfectly clean.

Step 8

Spray the clear coat. Ok, this is easier said than done, but here are a few good tips:

  1. If you’re new to spray coating, practice a few times on something to get a feel for the pressure you need to apply when spraying and get the knack of perfecting light, even strokes.
  2. Always start your spray on the protective sheeting before the lens and end the spray on the other side on the sheeting. Never begin or end spraying on the lens itself.
  3. Spray strokes go in one direction only at a time.
  4. A light application is want you want. No heavy spraying.
  5. Do not spray too close to your target or the spray will pool on the lens.
  6. Let dry for 5-10 minutes before spraying another coat.

Step 9

Apply two additional coats of the clear coat as above. Dry for 24 hours after the third coat is applied.

Step 10

Apply a coat of carnauba paste wax to the lens and let it near-dry before buffing it.

Published at Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:00:16 +0000

The Basic Parts of a Car -EricTheCarGuy

The Basic Parts of a Car -EricTheCarGuy

“The Basic Parts of a Car” has actually been a long standing request to me, I was glad to be able to fill that request with this video. I will say that I didn’t cover EVERYTHING but I feel this is a pretty good overview of the basic components of a modern car. Feel free to add your own input in the comments. Here are those video links I promised that may give you more in depth information.

VIN decoder

Basic Parts of an Engine

Replacing a Hydroboost unit

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Cleaning auto parts the smart way – Smart Washer parts cleaner

Cleaning auto parts the smart way – Smart Washer parts cleaner

For anyone that had a shop or needs to clean auto parts, this is one of the best part washers on the market . Chemical and odor free which is awesome and it actually cleans parts. You can get more information here at on all the different units as well as different cleaning solutions they offer.

Napa sells the washer and supplies at

Carquest also offers the units but you need to call your local store and get a price from their parts buyer.

Both Napa and CarQuest are close on the price for the unit and supplies so it’s best to call and check with both.

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