31 October 2020

Mechanic Life Hacks, Tips & Tricks

Best Magnetic Socket Sets (1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ Impact / Chrome) Illustrated Buying Guide

May 17, 20190 comments

Magnetic sockets are some of the best things since sliced bread. They save you so much time it is unbelievable. Have you ever gone looking for that missing socket and spent an hour looking for it? Or thought you may […]

Good Spark Plugs VS Bad With Photos & Examples

January 18, 20191 comment

Tis the season for tune-ups, my friends! Spark plugs are a popular item to change, and it is important to know what a good spark plug vs. a bad one looks like. There are tons of different types of spark […]

How to Get Oil Stains Out of Your Garage Floor (List of Mechanic Tricks!)

January 15, 20190 comments

One of the drawbacks of working on your own car, or parking your car in the garage is the occasional spill of used oil or oil leak that causes a big stain in your nice garage floor. It doesn’t seem […]

Old School Mechanic Trick #7: Silicone Grease For Sticky Windows

January 6, 20190 comments

I was taught this old-school mechanic trick when working on my old honda civic that had very slow power windows. The motor sounded like it was fighting the window the whole way up, and I was perplexed on what to do. Sometimes I […]

Old School Mechanic Trick #6: No Magnetic Socket, No Worries!

January 2, 20190 comments

This old-school mechanic trick comes in handy when you don’t have the right magnetic socket to use and want to be sure the bolt or nut you’re reinstalling does not fall out of the socket. You can use this trick on every kind […]

10+ Top Tool Inventions That Have Made Car Repair Easier: Professional Mechanics Voted

December 30, 20180 comments

I also wondered what are some of the most recent tool inventions for mechanics and technicians that have made car repair easier. Every tool had to be invented, and I found there have been some awesome new tool inventions in […]

Old School Mechanic Tip #4: Homemade Gaskets Using Ball Peen Hammer

December 12, 20180 comments

Happy to see you made it to the fourth installment of my favorite old school mechanic tips. This one is also pretty well-known but also not used enough. Instead of chasing around ordering gaskets for old engines you can easily […]

Old School Mechanic Tip #3: Bring Some Ice!

December 12, 20181 comment

Here is one of my favorite old school mechanics tricks. I have used this trick countless times to get stubborn ball joints installed and it just makes your life easier. Once you know it, I am sure you will always […]

Endoscope Vs. Borescope: What Is The Real Difference?

December 10, 20180 comments

I had this question myself so I did some research and found that a lot of the people’s answers weren’t right. Here is the difference: Put simply, an endoscope (Wikipedia) is a medical tool consisting of a camera at the end […]

Old School Mechanic Tip #2: Which Way Does The Thermostat Go?

November 18, 20180 comments

You can install a thermostat backward and upside-down: Any old school mechanic will know which way a thermostat goes because they have done so many. But in the beginning, it can be confusing, and you can install it backward and […]

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