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13 Steps To Ensure You Don't Blow up Your Engine During Initial Start-Up

Starting up an engine for the first time can exhilarating, but not if something goes wrong. Here are some steps to make sure it goes right.

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Restoring One of the Most Iconic Acura Integra Type Rs

Between 1997 and 2002, RealTime Racing’s Acura Integra Type Rs dominated the Speed Touring Car Championship, winning five of the series’ six driver championships plus four manufacturer titles.

How to Install New Suspension Bushings in 10 Easy Steps

Installing new suspension bushings is a very labor-intensive job, but one that will pay off with a more precise suspension and improved handling.

Repair That Cracked Front Spoiler in Seven Easy Steps

A bruised chin spoiler can spoil a car’s entire look. Ditch the duct tape and perform a proper repair with just a few hours’ work.

8 Tips for Welding Like a Pro

Good welding isn’t magic; it’s really just a matter of discipline and practice. We’ve found that by teaching some pretty simple techniques, bad and ugly welds quickly turn into good ...

Basic Body Work Part 1: Repairing Rusty Sheet Metal

Rust is often compared to cancer. If caught early, it can be stopped in its tracks. Allow it to spread, and the prognosis isn’t so good.

Testing for Cracks at Home With DIY Dye Penetrants

There is an inexpensive, at-home way to perform a DIY crack and flaw inspection on many of your car’s components. The method is called visible dye penetrant testing.

Painting a Car at Home Part 3: Spraying Those Topcoats

A series of stories chronicling our adventure in painting a car at home. In part 1, we prepped. In part 2, we created a perfect, primed surface to paint on. ...

Painting a Car at at Home Part 2: Creating a Perfect Surface for Final Paint

A series of stories chronicling our adventure in painting a car at home. In part 1, we prepped. In part 2, we'll create a perfect, primed surface to paint on.

Painting a Car at Home: Part 1 Preparation, Preparation, Preparation

Can a quality paint job be had for cheap and done at home?

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