How Long Does It Take to Paint a Car

Good afternoon. My name is Tom Burns, NOFX certified master mechanic from Redding, Pennsylvania. Today I’m going to briefly talk about how long it takes to paint a car. We’re going to include the time it takes to do to cover all your lenses, windshield wipers, and glass. While the inexperienced person will probably take a couple of hours, three, four hours to prep the car and properly tape everything off, the unexperienced tech will spend around 45 minutes to an hour to paint a vehicle and spray it in.

For an experienced person to paint their vehicle, it would take you relatively a couple of hours. Three at most. One thing I don’t recommend doing is spray painting it. It’s okay to touch up a small area, but to paint a whole vehicle, you’ll use to 30 to 40 cans.

How Much Gas Money Does a Manual Transmission Save

Good afternoon. My name is Tom Branson, a certified auto mechanic out of Wrightstown, Pennsylvania. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about how much gas does your manual transmission save. There is a huge misconception on how much you can save with a manual transmission, but it all depends on your driving.

It depends on your driving habits, whether you’d like to fly down or pull out fast. Not only will manual transmissions will save you very little gas mileage, but you will have to drive carefully in order to save. 70 or 80 miles an hour down the highway obviously isn’t going to help you. Not Pulling out fast isn’t going to help you not blocked the view drive responsibly. Keeping everyone’s speed limit to around 55 or 60 miles an hour will save them a little bit, but typically not more 10 50%.

How to Change Brake Pads

Good afternoon. My name is Tom Brunson, a certified auto mechanic out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Today I’m going to show you how to change brake pads. The first thing you want to do is to make sure the car is all jacked up and secured nice and easy. Then you’re going to locate your two bolts. Three or four bolts holding your caliper on. Typically just take your two bolts out and make sure you’re going the right way.

After these bolts are out, take your caliper out. The last thing you want to do is let this thing hanging down by itself. Put your brake pads out of the holders nice and easy.

Take your brake pad and set in. Then take your brake caliper. You can find these at any local parts store for under $10. Put the brake caliper in there and just start turning in there. It’ll pull one side in and then the other set of the following suit.

Put your bolts back in it and just make sure you pump up your brake pedal before you move it. It’s as simple as that!