Tip & How-To about Cars & Trucks
Most people know these but figured I'd throw it out there for the one or two who don't.
If a fan belt breaks (old school, not serpentine) ***** hose make a great emergency fan belt.
Small holes in the radiator can be temporarily patched with either a raw egg or two, or simply some sawdust
. *** ALWAYS LET ENGINE COOL 20-30 MINUTES BEFORE OPENING RADIATOR CAP! ***
If you are out or low on brake fluid, or power steering fluid and there is none available, automatic transmission fluid can be substituted for either temporarily.
Toothpaste is great for clearing up foggy headlight lenses.
Turtle waxing your windshield will make the water bead up and roll off.
If you get a nail in your tire, DON'T pull it out! It will only make the tire leak faster. Wait until you are ready to repair it then pull it out.
Gorilla tape will sometimes patch a blown water hose temporarily.
Autozone will test any car for free to tell you what the check engine light means. They also test batteries, starters, alternators, etc, and will "loan" you almost any tool you need. You just pay the sales tax and they refund your money when you return the tool.
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