How to Change a Bicycle Tire

Uh oh, the tire on the Orange Monster is flat. How did it happen? What did you run over? What did you hit? There’s no need to worry about any of those things now. How it happened isn’t important: we just need to change the tire.

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How to Adjust a Bicycle Seat

That’s a nifty bike you got there – too bad it’s not comfortable to ride. If only you could make it a little bit bigger. While there’s nothing you can do about the size of the frame or the tires, you can certainly adjust the bike to fit your height. The fastest way to do that is by adjusting the seat. Here’s how.

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How to Shift Bicycle Gears

If you dread hills when you’re riding your bike, or if you’ve simply never quite figured out how the shifters work, this is great information to have.

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How to Add Air to Your Bike Tire

You’ve been out riding all day, or you just want to take the thing out, but the tires seem gushy and squishy. Rats. Need to add some air. 

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How to Clean Your Pool Filter

If you’re battling an algae bloom in your pool, a lot of online and pool cleaning product instructions tell you to “clean your pool filter.” That’s all fine and well if you know how to do that, but what if you’ve never done it before? Well, here are the nuts and bolts of how to do it.

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How to Replace a Car Headlight

Rats, one headlight quit working, or only works on high beam, or doesn’t work on high beam.  This is an easy fix!

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How to Check Your Oil

If it seems like maybe it’s been awhile since anyone’s paid any attention to the motor in your car, a good thing to do is check the oil. If you drive a lot in town, you should change it every 3,000 miles. If you drive a lot of freeway miles, do it every 5,000. If your car is less than five years old, or has less than 50,000 miles on it, check the owner handbook for the right frequency.

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How to Add Windshield Washer Fluid

You come out to the car in the morning, get inside and start it up,  and it looks like a dust storm has settled on your windshield. Or something on the road ahead of you splatters onto it.  Or the world’s largest bird seems to have graced your windshield with a gift.

You pull the lever to wash the windshield, and you can hear the pump whine, and can see the wiper blades smearing back and forth, but there’s no fluid – it’s like squirting the Sahara. 

Replacing the windshield washer fluid in your car isn’t hard, takes ten minutes and less than five bucks, and saves you so much hassle.  Here’s how you do it.

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How to Fix a Tire-Pressure Warning Light

If your car has anti-lock brakes, chances are high you’re going to see that little Low Tire-Pressure Warning light on your dashboard. Here’s what to do…

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