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  • Blog Post: Wrenches, Sockets, and More -- Automotive Hand Tool Basics

    ( Updated ) 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...
  • Blog Post: Which Basic Hand Tools Do You Need?

    By David Koontz 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...
  • Blog Post: Automotive Nuts and Bolts: How to Keep the Miniature Marvels Working at Top Efficiency

    By Ryan Lee Price Strip a thread? Break off a bolt head? Nothing can halt a project on its heels quicker than a broken bolt or fastener, stripped nut or rounded off capscrew. The weakest point of any design is where two pieces come together, specifically, where the bolts meet the metal, and more so...
  • Blog Post: Cylinder Head Gaskets - Sealing Under Pressure

    By Jim Marotta A head gasket's job is to seal combustion gases within the combustion chamber and to prevent coolant and oil from escaping the engine at the head-to-block joint. These requirements have not changed over the years, but the engine operating environment has. Increased cylinder pressures...
  • Blog Post: Repairing Damaged Bolt Threads

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price Strip a thread? Break off a bolt head? Nothing can halt a project on its heels quicker than a broken bolt or fastener, stripped nut or rounded off capscrew. The weakest point of any design is where two pieces come together, specifically, where the bolts meet...
  • Blog Post: Cylinder Head Gaskets - Sealing Under Pressure

    by Jim Marotta A head gasket's job is to seal combustion gases within the combustion chamber and to prevent coolant and oil from escaping the engine at the head-to-block joint. These requirements have not changed over the years, but the engine operating environment has. Increased cylinder pressures...