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Various tips for auto / car care & maintenance including less
(Testing battery cable connections, a/c musty odor, speedometer, spark plug wiring, cold heater, connecting speaker wiring, transmission fluid change tips, winter car operation, improving gas milage (m. p. g.) etc.)
AutoTips Inside the Engine page - Ever wonder what is inside a car engine? Here is a cut away view.
What's under the hood. AutoTips under the hood page. Some common parts identified with their function. (Alternator, fuel injectors, sensors, power steering pump, common car maintenance & failure items, etc.)
AutoTips Automotive Engineering Page Links to Engineering and Technical related sites - (SAE, Dynamometer, 5th wheel manufacturer, automatic test equipment, engineering software, standards organizations, vibration and emi test lab, etc.)
AutoTips Introduction to car maintenance. Some tips for the beginner on car care. Covers some common routine maintenance items for your automobile including checking oil, tires, brake fluid, coolant (anti-freeze), transmission fluid, and when to change, etc.
AutoTips Symptoms - Solutions page - Problems encountered with cars / trucks / automobiles and their less common solutions. AutoTips visitors contribute their car troubles and interesting solutions they found.
AutoTips MPG page Trying to improve gas milage? A few tips to reduce fuel consumption.
AutoTips Travel Information Page Links to maps, hotel, motel discount coupons, road condition report links.
Auto related links to other sites:
AutoHobbyDigest: Technical articles, historical information, and images about vintage cars of the 60s.
Antique Automobile Club of America Automotive historical society with over 60,000 members and 400 regional clubs worldwide.
ASE (Automotive Service
Excellence) Tips including "Choosing the Right Repair
Shop" & "How to Communicate for Better Auto Service" + voluntary
certification of auto technicians.
Automotive Air Conditioning & Radiator Service Information Site Lots of good information plus links.
The Automotive Air Conditioning Information Server More a/c info.
Automotive Torque Specifications How tight should that bolt be? If you have a torque wrench, you may find the specs for your car here.
AutoZone Home Page - Auto parts chain - includes store locator
Car Battery FAQ FrequentlyAskedQuestions about car batteries.
Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guides Look up used car prices - excellent page!
Gates Rubber Automotive Products Good tips on hoses and belts.
Salem Boys Auto Follow the many links on this page by TV & radio program host car guy Mark Salem for articles on maintenance, parts, dealing with the shop, and various gems of wisdom. A great place to browse for car care tips. Trying to pick up the radio program from the fringes? Check out the radio section on the AutoTips Cool Links page.
Renewable Fuels Association - WWW Server Fuel info
Coalition for Ethanol Lots of info and links on
ethanol use including racing.
Biodiesel America Home of the Veggie Van and Biodiesel School Bus program. Fuel it with used vegetable oil from fast food restaurants "The Exhaust smells like french fries"
Hemmings Motor News
Web site for the magazine.
Interstate Batteries Home Page Tips on battery ratings & care, racing. Lots of good stuff. Good reputation.
JASPER ENGINES & TRANSMISSIONS Well known for their re-manufactured engines and transmissions. A more reliable, and longer warranty alternative to an engine or transmission overhaul.
Norco Home Page Auto
Trans fluid change equipment, jacks, other shop equipment.
R*KOM SOFTWARE Automotive & Accounting Software by R*KOM (Runs on wide variety of PCs)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) The same SAE as is on the oil can.
TOOLS / DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT:
Actron Manufacturing Home Page Need to check those car computer codes or want to add a gauge, tach, etc. to your car? Actron & Kal-Equip makes low cost to pro automotive diagnostic equipment and Sunpro tachometers & gauges. The Sunpro page has some good Tech Tips.
AutoXray- Products Automotive diagnostic scanners.
CHANNELLOCK Good selection of quality tools and some racing links
CooperTools - Many types of tools under various brand names.
Eklind Tool Company Industrial grade hand tools including hex keys (hex wrenches), ball-hex keys and torx® keys.
Jensen Tools Wide variety of high quality & hard to find tools (many made in U.S.A.), tool kits, electronic test equipment, network test equipment.
Harrison R&D On Board Diagnostics II Scan tools for Windows or the Palm
Kastar Online GM battery terminal wrenches (handy to carry in car), thickness and spark plug gauges, ratcheting box wrenches, rethreading tools, axle/spindle nut sockets, automotive diagnostic test equipment, oil filter wrenches, and a wide variety of specialty tools.
Klein Tools Hand tools, pliers, screwdrivers, cutters, etc.
Mac Tools Professional grade hand tools, power tools, shop equipment, and more.
SK Tools Professional grade tools.
Snap-on Professional grade hand and Power Tools, Tool Storage, and Diagnostics.
Wankel Rotary Combustion Engines Motors and Vehicles Used in the Mazda RX series
Wells Mfg. Corp. Replacement sensors & components + book "SURE YOU CAN Work on Electronic Ignition", a great reference to carry in a Chrysler, Ford, or GM vehicle. Includes computer error code charts + technical articles.
(See more safety & severe weather driving links on the AutoTips Travel Page. )
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Auto Crash Test Results & other vehicle safety news.
Drivers.com --the world's leading site on drivers
NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Tire Safety Tire care tips and ratings standards (formerly Tire Industry Safety Council).
Welcome to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Safety related articles, studies, and news.
A few favorite hardware & software links Products and companies that have been highly recommended to AutoTips or used by the author with positive experiences.
AutoTips Cool Links Various links of interest. ( Art, electronic kits, Made in USA products database, Junkbusters (web privacy & junk e-mail info), highway history, high performance shortwave radios, travel information - motel discount coupons, etc.)
Disclaimer: AutoTips information is for use only as one of many resources to use when working on your car, and due to the nature of vehicles, can not be considered to be an authority on your particular vehicle. Consult one of the many professional books available at dealers and / or auto parts stores, or consult a professional automotive technician.
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