Replacing the wing & mudguard – patience and common sense guarantee success!

Replacing the wing & mudguard – patience and common sense guarantee success!

The wing is a part of the frontal car body, covering the wheel arch of the steering axle and merging into the bonnet and the front. The good thing about the wing is its...
DIY replacement of light bulbs in the car - Ultimate guide for dummies!

DIY replacement of light bulbs in the car – Ultimate guide for dummies!

Not all defects or malfunctions need a visit to the garage. Depending on car model, several problems can be solved by the car owner himself. This applies to many cars with a failing light...
Additional storage space and comfort with an upgraded central armrest!

Additional storage space and comfort with an upgraded central armrest!

During longer drives on the motorway, permanently holding the steering wheel with both hands can be quite exhausting. Often, there is a fitting armrest in the car door for the left arm. The right...
DPF warning light switches on – what now? How to clean a diesel particulate filter

DPF warning light switches on – what now? How to clean a diesel particulate...

Diesel cars were considered particularly environment-friendly for quite a long time. Low fuel consumption and the possibility of using bio-fuel gave diesel drivers a clear conscience. The self-igniter, however, turned out to be a...
An individual welcome by your car: illuminated door sill!

An individual welcome by your car: the illuminated door sill!

The new ideas of the tuning scene never cease to amaze. Since the emergence of the cheap and very practical LEDs, interior lighting has become a true playground for car fitters. One of the...
When the windshield doesn't get wet – Spray nozzles guide!

When the windshield doesn’t get wet – Spray nozzles guide!

Spray nozzles are part of the windshield washing system and serve the purpose of spraying water and detergent on a dry, dirty windshield. Evenly spreading washer fluid ensures an efficient cleaning process.  The windshield washing...
Add comfort and safety with a multifunctional steering wheel!

Add comfort and safety with a multifunctional steering wheel!

A multifunctional steering wheel is a convenient feature in every car, enabling comfortable operation of several functions without having to take the hands off the steering wheel. With both hands on the wheel and...
Removing dings and dents on car – how to become a DIY dent doctor!

Removing dings and dents on the car – how to become a DIY dent...

Dings and dents on the car are extremely annoying. Only on vintage cars, certain marks of use are valued as "patina". For the common vehicle every additional dent is equal to loss of value....
DIY replacement of the exhaust - Rumbling noises require immediate action!

DIY replacement of the exhaust – Rumbling noises require immediate action!

If the car is getting noisy whilst driving quality remains the same, the exhaust is often the issue. Due to its simple construction, the mostly cheap materials and its uncomplicated installation, its replacement is...
Internet & WLAN in the car– this is how it works!

Internet & WLAN in the car– this is how it works!

WLAN in the car has very practical advantages: live streams from the car, video phone on the passenger seat or simply internet communication are also available on the road with the right technology. Especially...
For adequate climate control in the car: DIY replacement of the pollen filter!

For adequate climate control in the car: DIY replacement of the pollen filter!

Despite its name a pollen filter can do a lot more than just filtering pollen. Therefore it is alternatively known as the cabin air filter. This essential spare part directly influences the air quality...
When the diesel car refuses to start - So you change glow plugs!

When the diesel car refuses to start – So you change glow plugs!

Diesel engines are so-called self-igniters. They don't have regular spark plugs igniting the fuel-air mix with an external spark. In diesel engines the quick compression of the fuel is sufficient to cause combustion. To...
Keeping a straight track – replacing the wishbone!

Keeping a straight track – replacing the wishbone!

The wishbone  is part of the steering geometry, connecting the front wheel with the car's chassis. The wishbone is very movable with a certain sideward play, enabled by its bearings. These bearings or bushings...
Painting the brake caliper: important detail and a real eye-catcher!

Painting the brake caliper: important detail and a real eye-catcher!

As a component, the brake caliper sits in the back row. It is not even visible on a car with common wheel rims or hub caps. So why bother painting it at all? Read...
When car swerves left and right – How to replace shock absorber & spring!

When the car swerves from left to right – How to replace shock absorbers...

Shock absorbers wear slowly. For a long time you do not notice the driving quality gradually deteriorating. Sooner or later the moment arrives when you can no longer ignore the spongy steering: a clear...
Problems with the side window? This is how you can easily solve them!

Problems with the side window? This is how you can easily solve them!

Side window is a car component that is being usually neglected. For years it reliably performs its task. And then suddenly it disappears into the car door and all attempts to rise it only...
How to replace power steering oil - Smooth driving with fresh steering fluid!

How to replace power steering oil – Smooth driving with fresh steering fluid!

As a car user you are apt to know all about oil change although this generally applies to changing engine oil. A vehicle contains other liquids as well and their change should not be...
Installing audio system in your car - Concert hall or techno temple? How to turn your car into an music paradise!

Installing audio system in your car – Concert hall or techno temple? How to...

A good car needs an adequate audio system. For most drivers, enjoying music during driving is a basic commodity. What started as a simple radio with one blaring loudspeaker has since long become high-end....
Installing car alarm system – How to prevent car & spare parts theft!

Installing car alarm system – How to prevent car & spare parts theft!

During the 80s and especially the 90s, car theft was very common. There weren't as many cars as there are now. VIN switching of cars was relatively easy. Expensive radios and other parts were...
How to check and change brake fluid correctly!

How to check and change brake fluid correctly!

A car being able to brake is much more important than it being able to drive. Therefore the brake fluid is by far the most important operational fluid in every car. If it is...
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