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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.

08/24/2014 10:53 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Make Your Tools Look Like New
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Tools look great when they're new, but if you don't take care of them, they'll end up rusty and dirty.

Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do to bring your tools back to their original glory. Solvents and wire brushes can help remove grease, and steel wool can help with surface rust.

For tools that have been neglected for years, you'll probably need something a bit more heavy duty. Check out more in the "Driver's Ed" segment above.


08/20/2014 07:44 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: How to Permanently Mark Your Tools
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When you start to do work on your car yourself, you're probably going to develop a tool collection.

The only problem: Once your friends realize you have a tool collection, they're going to ask to borrow it. Luckily, there are a couple of easy ways you can make sure your tools make it back to your toolbox.

Watch the "Driver's Ed" segment above to see how a stamp kit, engraver and even iPhone can help make sure anyone who borrows your tools returns them.


08/17/2014 12:00 PM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Caring for Your Brand New Car
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For a gearhead, there are few things that match the emotional experience of getting a new car.

And while you may want to shred corners and race the neighbors right when you get a new car, it's important to break the car in, meaning you need to baby it for about the first 1,000 miles.

Your car's owner's manual will have all the details on specific recommendations for your vehicle, but there are a few things that are standard with any car, such as keeping your rpms below 4,000 and changing the oil within the first 1,000 miles.

For more new car tips, check out the "Driver's Ed" segment above.


08/13/2014 10:52 AM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: Changing a Burnt Out Tail Light
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A burnt out bulb on your tail light is not only illegal, but it’s also unsafe. Luckily, it can be easily changed on most vehicles.

Some cars just require two screws to change the bulb. There are many different kinds of bulbs, but many of them are numbered so you can find the right light for your ride.

Our Ed Keiner has more tips and tricks for changing out your tail light in this “Driver’s Ed” in the video above.


08/10/2014 12:26 PM Posted By: Ed Keiner
TWC News: The Importance of Proper Lubrication
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Owners of newer cars need not worry, but those who own older vehicles must keep an eye on the lubrication on many important parts.

To see what parts may need maintenance, crawl beneath your car and look for any grease zerks. Zerks are small, brass-colored fittings which a grease gun can attach to.

In the video above, our Ed Keiner shows what to look out for when checking on your car’s lubrication.


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