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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.

11/19/2014 11:45 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Keeping Your Tires Rolling During Winter
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The cold weather has arrived, so it's time to check your tires.

The air in your tires contains moisture, which expands and contracts with the temperature. That means the cold weather affects it.

Check out how to make sure your tire pressure is in the proper range and keep your tires rolling all winter long in this "Driver's Ed."


11/12/2014 07:21 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Importance of Proper Car Fluids During Winter
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Just as a hard freeze can damage the pipes of your house, it can also wreak havoc on your car, which is why it's important to make sure you've got the right fluids.

Radiator fluid is one of the most important to consider. You never want to run water in the system by itself because that water will turn to ice and expand, potentially cracking your engine block. Instead, you should always use a 50-50 anti-freeze and water mixture.

Washer fluid is another important one to consider. Check out the "Driver's Ed" video above for more details.


11/02/2014 10:57 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Improving Your Car's Fuel Economy
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Gas prices have been falling all around the country, but it's important to make sure you're optimizing your fuel economy no matter how much you're paying at the pump.

Keeping tires properly inflated and aligned can help make sure you're getting the best bang for your buck. It's also important to keep your vehicle tuned up; worn out spark plugs, oxygen sensors and air filters can really knock down your gas mileage.

Check out the "Driver's Ed" segment above for even more great tips to make sure you get the best fuel economy possible.


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.


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