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Your Driver's Ed

Every Wednesday and Sunday, TWC News' Ed Keiner helps drivers get to know their vehicle better by providing tips on how to understand and correct your car’s mechanical problems--from changing your flat tire to jumping your car’s battery, Keiner proves to be Your Driver’s Ed.

10/29/2014 07:35 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Getting a Good Paint Job with Spray Paint
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With such an incredible number of spray paint colors available, just walking into the spray paint aisle can be inspiring.

If you're going to be spray painting your car or any parts, you need to know what to do to get the best paint job possible.

A big difference in spray paint prices is due to the nozzle. Splurging for a can that has a better nozzle is often worth it so there's not as much clogging or spattering. Surface preparation — mostly sanding — is also incredibly important.

Check out the "Driver's Ed" segment above for further details.


10/26/2014 11:37 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Sanding and Smoothing Surfaces
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The key to any good paint job starts with the prep work, which usually means sandpaper.

Most sandpaper can be used on a variety of surfaces, like metal, wood or plastic, and it's measured in grit. The lower the grit, the coarser the sandpaper.

You'll probably be able to get away with just holding the sandpaper while working on your car, but a sanding block can help if you're working on a flat surface. Safety is also important to remember; be sure to have goggles and a dust mask handy.

Check out more in the "Driver's Ed" segment above.


10/22/2014 08:02 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: How to Take the Best Photos of Your Car
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Whether you're using a high-end camera or just a cellphone, a few simple tricks can ensure that you get great photos of your car.

Shots in a parking lot or driveway are okay, but finding a unique location like a park or racetrack will really elevate your photos.

Lighting is also something important to consider. Shooting with the sun behind you will create a completely different photo than shooting into the sun.

For more helpful hints from Ed Keiner, check out the "Driver's Ed" segment above.


10/19/2014 12:47 PM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Keep your Vehicle’s Heater in Check as Cooler Temps Arrive
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As we enter the fall months, a lot of us may have already turned on the heating system in our cars.

Did you know your vehicle's heater is part of the cooling system in the engine?

Learn more about how your car needs to stay cool in order to keep you warm in this “Driver’s Ed” in the video above.


10/08/2014 07:02 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Locking Lug Nuts to Protect Your Rims
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We're always talking about ways to personalize your vehicle, and one of the flashiest ways to do so is with after-market rims.

If you get new rims, chances are you're going to spend a lot of money on them, which is why you may want to consider getting some locking lug nuts.

Locking lug nuts come in a set of four, one for each wheel. While regular lug nuts come on and off with just a common socket, locking lug nuts can't be removed without a special key that's included in the kit.

Check out more in the "Driver's Ed" segment above.


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