Automotive Troubleshooting

Presented by Dave Erb

Save money on car repairs and get better gas mileage by following a few easy steps. Learn the basics of automotive troubleshooting, such as how to add air to tires and how to change an air filter in this free video series on car repair from an experienced mechanic.

Series Summary

Major car tune-ups, vehicle engine overhauls and big jobs like changing water pumps and timing belts, are vital to the upkeep and maintenance of an automobile. A car is a complex machine made up of simple machines which have many different parts and processes that must be checked for breakage, leaks and wear. A mechanic does all of these tune-up checks when a car comes into the auto shop, though many car owners fix common problems themselves without costly mechanic visits. A little automobile knowledge goes a long way in saving money, avoiding scams and keeping cars in top shape. In this free video series on auto maintenance, an expert mechanic demonstrates basic automotive troubleshooting. Learn how to diagnose problems such as a faulty clutch and a worn-out oxygen sensor. Discover how to get better gas mileage and interpret tire wear. Watch this car maintenance and repair series and find out how to save on gas and repair costs.

Listing 1-12 of 12 videos

How to Maintain a New Car

Decide how long a car needs to last when determining how to maintain it. Keep a new car in top shape with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Buy New Car Tires

Consider how a car will be used when buying new tires. Decide what new tires to buy with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Replace Your Air Filter

Check car air filters during every oil change. Replace an air filter with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Maintain a Car at 50,000 Miles

When doing car maintenance at 50 thousand miles, check the constant velocity (CV) boots for signs of wear. Service a car after 50 thousand miles with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Put Air in a Tire

When putting air in car tires, make sure not to over-inflate them. Learn how to put air in car tires with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Diagnose a Slipping Clutch in Your Car

A car could have a clutch problem if the car engine accelerates but the car does not move faster. Diagnose a slipping clutch with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Interpret Car Tire Ratings

The Department of Transportation (DOT) number of a tire rating indicates when the tire was made. Find out how to interpret car tire ratings in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Replace a Broken Taillight or Turn-Signal Cover

Many cars now require owners to replace the entire taillight assembly to replace a broken lens. Replace a broken taillight with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Troubleshoot a Car's Clutch

If a car has a clutch slippage problem, a rise in the revolutions per minute (RPM) rate of the engine will not always correspond to acceleration. Diagnose a clutch problems with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Replace a Tail, Brake or Reverse Light

Melted contact wires are a common cause of burned out brake lights. Replace a brake light with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Know When to Change an O2 Sensor

If a car has a problem with an O2 sensor, the check engine light will usually come on. Find out when to change the O2 sensor with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

How to Get Good Gas Mileage With Your Car

To get better gas mileage in a car, service the fuel injection system. Improve gas mileage with the car maintenance tips in this free video on automotive repair from a professional auto mechanic.

Related Videos

Related Articles