Making your vehicle quieter and better: fixing wind noise, water leaks, "check engine" problems, etc.
Click on the links below for detailed information about improving your vehicle:
"Automotive Diagnostic Scanners -- OBD-I and OBD-II" -- An accurate diagnosis can save more than the cost of a simple OBD-I or OBD-II automotive scanner. I've found scanners covering a wide range of vehicles and price ranges, so you can resolve your "check engine" problems yourself. And help your friends and neighbors, too.
"Reducing Wind Noise Around Car Doors and Side Windows" -- How to eliminate those annoying whistling wind noises that will slowly drive you (and your passengers) mad. This page discusses both stopping wind noise at the source, and also blocking the noise from entering your vehicle. Many links to sources for rubber door seals, tapes, and related repair materials are included.
"Reducing Road Noise and Tire Noise in your Car, Truck, or Van" -- Road noise, tire noise, or whatever you call it -- it's very tiring to listen to. This page discusses two paths by which tire noise enters your vehicle, and discusses how to block it. Includes links to sources for noise-blocking undercoating materials, rubber door seals, and related materials.
"Repair Your Windshield with Safety Glass Repair Kits" -- Stone chips in your windshield are annoying, and they can grow until the whole windshield needs replacing. This discusses stone-chip repair kits, plus a general windshield-polishing kit for removing lighter windshield scratches of all types.
"Repairing Your Sagging Vehicle Headliner" -- Your sagging car or van headliner might only need a simple four-dollar kit to fix it, or it might need a complete headliner replacement. Here's a discussion of the options, and supplies to help you accomplish whatever you decide to do.
"Rain-shedding or Water-repelling Windshield Coatings" -- A selection of wipe-on or spray-on windshield coatings (for side and back windows too) that make raindrops just "ball up" and blow away. They help with sleet and snow, as well. Allows driving in the rain without wipers, if they should tear or fail. It's entertaining to watch the "rainball dance," too!