Category: Miscellaneous Repairs

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Story and Photography by Jim Marotta I think we can all agree that the braking system is the most important safety device on any vehicle. Since people place such a high value on their car’s ability to slow and stop, it is smart to pay attention when they complain about the brakes. Let’s review the… Read more

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As you begin to perform maintenance on your car or truck, you might need to buy some more tools. Purchase your tools gradually, so that you gain the confidence to use the tools, realize their value, and determine your needs before buying more. To begin, you should have the following hand tools for basic vehicle… Read more

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The Ford Focus is an economical car. First generation models can get upwards of 30 miles per gallon, and their lifetime maintenance costs tend to be low. That said, you can save even more on service and maintenance by doing some simple tasks yourself. Replacing the fuel filter in a Ford Focus is one of… Read more

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If you’re a little lucky, upkeep costs on your Toyota Camry should be pretty modest. That’s why it’s the best-selling car in North America. Maintenance such as oil changes, new air filters, and replacing worn brake pads are all fairly easy. Another way to save money on car repair costs is to replace your own… Read more

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Your fuel pump is obviously important for your car, and it would seem as if your vehicle couldn’t move without one. That’s not always true, though. Some vehicles can limp along with a malfunctioning fuel pump for a few blocks or even miles. But driving with a poorly performing fuel pump is not good for… Read more