Basic Automotive Maintenance (Part 1)

In this episode of Saturday Mechanic, Ben Wojdyla shows how to perform some basic maintenance on your vehicle. Find out how to do-it-yourself in this week’s …
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50 thoughts on “Basic Automotive Maintenance (Part 1)

  • February 2, 2014 at 4:23 pm
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    this is really helpful, thanks a lot sir

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  • February 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm
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    Basic #carmaintenance tips from Ben Wojdyla of Popular Mechanics. Great
    skills, great beard, great advice. 

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  • February 2, 2014 at 6:03 pm
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    I’m sure WD-40 is a good substitute for lubricating up the hinges, right?

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  • February 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm
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    Most mechanics do that , infact the chances are most people have paid a
    mechanic at sometime who has done nothing and charged for a service.

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  • February 2, 2014 at 7:41 pm
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    I’d be mad if someone junked my k&n for a fram.

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  • February 2, 2014 at 7:43 pm
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    Do you know if there’s a place where you can find Owners Manuals on PDF?

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  • February 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm
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    Car maintenance can get expensive. PopMech’s Ben Wojdyla shows us some
    basic automotive maintenance you can do yourself and save a couple of
    dollars.

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  • February 2, 2014 at 8:50 pm
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    I can do this for you. Call me 310 994 6277

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  • February 2, 2014 at 9:16 pm
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    A bit of finger grease does not constitute dirtying a filter. Air filters
    become dirty when dirt, road debris, plant matter, and all kinds of funk
    permeate the filter material itself as well as the pleats. Also, we’re
    trying to make this series reflect what a person is actually going to do
    with their car. That means doing maintenance as the vehicle sits. Very few
    people will ever detail the underhood, so ours stays dirty too. -Ben Wojdyla

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  • February 2, 2014 at 9:28 pm
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    as mrjost55 said this video is a little vague. Oil is usually a lighter
    brown,brake fluid is light brown,Coolant is usually green or orange, when
    checking the air filter grab a flashlight and shine it underneath facing up
    and if you can’t see the light its better to change it, when checking oil
    grab a paper towel and wipe it then put it back in and take it out and
    check it with the handle facing down to get a accurate reading, with tire
    pressures its easier to check the drivers door.

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  • February 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm
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    Great video man! I’m 16 and I’m getting a 5.0 Ford Mustang in about a month
    or two. This video will surely come in handy for a new driver like me.
    Thanks.

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  • February 2, 2014 at 10:36 pm
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    probably the best channel about cars in youtube

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  • February 2, 2014 at 10:53 pm
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    Cabin air filter left of battery btw, under cowl pass. side.

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  • February 2, 2014 at 11:48 pm
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    This video might be a little too vague for a newbie. Simply saying that
    something looks good, means nothing to someone who has never dealt with
    cars. You need to point out what bad and good is. For example, the standard
    color of brake fluid is clear/bright yellow. Having said that, I hope this
    video helps someone out.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 12:05 am
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    I have to drive about a mile to get to an air hose to fill my tires. Would
    the tires still be cold enough to accurately tell the psi?

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  • February 3, 2014 at 12:44 am
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    you should change your oil every 3,000 – 5,000 miles

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  • February 3, 2014 at 12:53 am
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    If you aren’t subscribed, you might want to so you don’t miss Basic
    Maintenance 2, where we cover under vehicle inspection, a talk about tire
    inspection, and an oil change. -Ben Wojdyla

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  • February 3, 2014 at 1:05 am
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    Wow! Very informative. Thanks for making this video. Going to car shop
    regularly is one of the key factors to help your car run normal. To learn
    more, visit our channel now!

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  • February 3, 2014 at 1:46 am
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    like i said it’s called a show car, in my case i’m building one out of a
    lemon for some experience. and a s600 isn’t a sports car so obviously no
    one asks to see the motor. and lastly, telling people not to buy $5 wiper
    blades is just some advice, good advice, but o well don’t take my help

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  • February 3, 2014 at 2:37 am
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    When you do tire pressure you go by what is on the wall not the owners
    manual because the tires may be different from the original

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  • February 3, 2014 at 2:53 am
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    Ben’s right, what the car manufacturer recomends is what you should go by
    in most cases. Most manufacture air pressure recommendations can be simply
    found on the side of the drivers’ door panel and in some vehicles the gas
    cap cover. The wall of the tire only tells the max air pressure which is
    not good to go off of since this number is usually higher then the
    recommended and meant for the most strenuous capacity the vehicle can take,
    not typical driving. Most cases you’ll only have to worry

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  • February 3, 2014 at 3:47 am
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    Great vid Jay. Thanks. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 5:19 am
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    The price seems reasonable to me in view of the quality, and I think Jay is
    onto something here . . . . this guy’s art may appreciate in value. 

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  • February 3, 2014 at 5:39 am
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    Hey maybe commission him to do a painting of your garage with a bunch of
    cars & maybe some machinery in the background Jay? That would help the
    artist out & then you could auction it off or even give it away to one of
    your devoted youtube fans!? Hint hint, wink wink, nudge nudge, know what
    what I mean ;-)

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  • February 3, 2014 at 6:27 am
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    That 57 Corvette looks like an actual picture!

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  • February 3, 2014 at 6:28 am
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    I like the idea he allows his brush strokes to be seen in his paintings
    instead of going for an air brushed look. Much more painterly.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 6:51 am
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    That “bug-eye” brings back some good memories…some really fine
    work…another good video…

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  • February 3, 2014 at 8:00 am
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    The Ferrari Dino and Corvette are just gorgeous works of art and then
    someone goes in and paints them, and that is how how get people interested
    in these forms of artworks(cars). 

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  • February 3, 2014 at 8:27 am
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    “automobile art” rivals biscuit tin art, paintings of dogs and dragons.
    It’s just prosaic. Who wants a car on their wall? No offense to Jay or the
    artist. If you can pull 6k for this, all power to you. But that’s commerce,
    not art.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 9:40 am
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    So,what do you do for a living?

    I paint cars.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 11:18 am
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    The first couple Jay showed I thought were just meh but then he showed the
    corvette and that Dino and its like wow those reflections on the cars look
    real!

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  • February 3, 2014 at 11:44 am
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    The art in Jays Garage is commissioned by a fellow at NBC. Jay has him do
    eveything in his garage. Done by hand.(no screen prints).-been there

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  • February 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm
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    really nice pics i like those bright colours and the shiny reflections. i
    do this kind of art, too. i draw sharp lines and edges though, a more
    photorealistic way. im 18 and from germany. if you like contact me 🙂 my
    name is jonas stumm

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  • February 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm
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    Pause at 1:38 ….
    Honestly….what is so great about this painting..?? Looks kinda sloppy to
    me. Watch a few episodes of Overhaulin. Most sketches made by Chip Foose
    look a lot better than the paintings in this video.
    Surely, Jay must have seen better paintings? He’s got lots of wonderful
    paintings in his garage. So…what’s going on here? Why is he promoting
    this man’s paintings?

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  • February 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm
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    Hmm … spend $6,500 today, sell for $20,000 in five or ten years. Now, if
    I only had $6,500 laying around. Oh well, takes money to make money as they
    say. Guess I’m destined to be poor.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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    You told him he was only going to be famous at pebble beach events! lol i
    love it!

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  • February 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm
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    Nice work…. I have been an artist most of my life. And yes there are
    paintings that I could sit and look at for hours…..kinda like watching
    fish in an aquarium…soothing.

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  • February 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm
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    Great to see these artists slots becoming a regular feature. I’d love to
    get on myself one day! – but for now, a feature on the art Jay has on the
    walls of the workshops would be terrific.

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