Archive for the ‘Cars & Other Vehicles’ Category

postheadericon How to Clutchless Upshift on a Motorcycle

How to Clutchless Upshift on a Motorcycle

Clutchless upshifting on a motorcycle allows you to shift up through the gears without pulling in the clutch lever. It’s a great skill to use on the racetrack as it helps you change gears more quickly and accelerate faster. On the road, it has less benefit. If you do learn the technique, though, it means you can get home if your clutch lever breaks. To switch between gears, the drive train must be unloaded, allowing the gears to decouple and re-couple. One way to do this is to pull the…

postheadericon How to Clean Windshield Wipers

How to Clean Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers are important to keep in good health. They are an often overlooked safety item that is vital to navigation during heavy rain, snowfall or even a bombardment of those bugs that go splat. This article will show you very easily how to increase the life of your wipers through regular cleaning and inspection. 1 Take a general look at the windshield of your car. If there is no visible build-up of dirt (very dirty) then move on. If there is visible dirt, to minimize the amount of work,…

postheadericon How to Clean Car Upholstery

How to Clean Car Upholstery

Seven Methods:Spot-Cleaning StainsCleaning Fabric UpholsteryCleaning Vinyl UpholsteryCleaning Leather UpholsteryVacuuming Your CarHiring a Professional DetailerPreventing Future MessesCommunity Q&A Keeping your car’s interior clean is just as important as keeping your car’s exterior well-maintained. You inhabit the inside of your vehicle whenever you drive, and it’s good for both your health and peace of mind to keep your vehicle’s interior clean. Luckily, cleaning your upholstery can be simple thanks to a variety of techniques and specific cleaning products tailored to vehicle upholstery. Method 1 Spot-Cleaning Stains 1 Test the stain remover before…

postheadericon How to Clean an Outboard Carburetor

How to Clean an Outboard Carburetor

The engine’s carburetor is designed to supply fuel to the engine. The general design of most outboard carburetors is basically the same with the major difference being the presence of mixture- adjusting needles or fixed jets. Knowing how to clean an outboard carburetor can be one of the most important steps in keeping your outboard motor running smoothly and efficiently. Even a novice mechanic can take apart a carburetor, clean it, and reassemble it by following step-by-step instructions. 1 Remove the cowls and recoil starter if you need to reach…

postheadericon How to Clean an Ultra Lite Carburetor

How to Clean an Ultra Lite Carburetor

How to clean a carburetor, for a small ultra-lite aircraft. This can be used for most carburetors because the principals of this job are similar. 1 First step is to remove the carburetor from the vehicle and drain most if not all the fuel from it, you can also remove the fuel lines and vent lines at this time. 2 Next is to flip over the carburetor and remove the bowl. It is attached to the carb with usually 3 or 4 Phillips screws on the bottom. Once removed you…

postheadericon How to Clean an Idle Air Control Valve in a Honda Accord

How to Clean an Idle Air Control Valve in a Honda Accord

An idle air control valve (IACV) adjusts a car’s idle depending on the amount of air that is entering the engine. The car’s computer takes readings of idle control adjustments and regulates the car’s rpm accordingly. Therefore, if the idle air control valve is not functioning properly, you will notice that your car is revving or idling irregularly. A high, fluctuating or erratic idle, or an idle that stalls out sporadically, is a sign that you may need to clean the idle air control valve. You do not need to…

postheadericon How to Clean Alloy Wheels

How to Clean Alloy Wheels

Keeping alloy wheels clean can prevent corrosion. While using soap and water to clean alloy wheels is sufficient, they will really shine when you use solutions and cleaning methods created specifically for alloy products. Use these tips to clean alloy wheels and ensure they look their best for years. 1 Rinse the wheels to remove dirt and brake dust. Spray them with a hose attachment that delivers a fine stream of water. 2 Rub the wheels lightly with a wet sponge. Starting the process this way will remove most of…

postheadericon How to Clean a Grease Trap

How to Clean a Grease Trap

Grease traps are designed to do just what the name implies, which is to trap fatty oils, greases, and sludge, and to separate the oils from water. The substances pass through a catching system, which gives them time to cool off and solidify, and the water passes through the drain as normal. This system must be maintained regularly in order to work effectively in keeping your grease trap clean. When done correctly, learning how to clean a grease trap will save you ample amounts of money for your business. 1…

postheadericon How to Clean a Bicycle Chain

How to Clean a Bicycle Chain

Three Parts:Inspecting Your Bicycle ChainCleaning Your Bicycle ChainReattaching Your Bicycle ChainCommunity Q&A The chain of your bicycle is the main component that transfers the energy of your pedaling to the wheels of your bike. A poorly maintained chain can hurt the efficiency of this energy transfer, making your bike ride less smooth and more strenuous! To ensure you have an easy, enjoyable ride, you should make sure that your bike chain is kept in good condition. With the right supplies and know-how, your bike chain could be clean in a…

postheadericon How to Clean a Car Ceiling

How to Clean a Car Ceiling

Your car’s ceiling, also known as the headliner, can become dirty over a period of time as a result of our hands, hair, skin, and other objects coming into contact with the ceiling. Since the fabric of your car’s ceiling is glued to the roof, you should be sure to use safe cleaning methods and products that will keep the glue and laminate intact. Continue reading this article to learn more about the proper methods for cleaning your car’s ceiling in a safe and efficient manner. 1 Loosen dirt and…