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How To : Start a car without needing the key

Please only use the information in this video if you have lost your own car key or you are helping out a friend who has lost theirs! If you need to start a car without the key, this tutorial shows you how to find the wires in the steering column to find the eight cables undern ...more

How To : Unlock a Car When the Keys Are Locked Inside

In these auto lockout emergency videos, learn what to do when you've locked your keys in the car—aside from calling a locksmith. See how to use special tools, usually readily available to the public, to unlock your car free of charge. Don't Miss: 6 Easy DIY Ways to Open Your ...more

How To : Unlock a Car Without a Key

How many times have you locked your key inside your car and had to pay those outrageous locksmith fees? Ever worked for an hour or sometimes longer trying to coax a coat hanger in through a window, all the while wishing there was an easier way to unlock your car door? Well, th ...more

News : Unlock Your Car with a Slim Jim or Coat Hanger

"After driving onto frozen river, man locks keys in car, engine melts ice." - Detroit Free Press. Avoid such a fate. Here is the secret on getting back into your car. All you need is a police-issue slim jim or a wire clothes hanger. The former takes little finagling. It's mad ...more

How To : Break into Your Car to Retrieve Your Keys

Have you ever locked your keys inside of your car before? I net you have, you've felt the frustration, you've felt the pain, but don't pull out that cell phone just yet... you don't need a locksmith. This video tutorial will show you step-by-step, how to break into your car t ...more

How To : Operate the headlamps on a 2010 Prius

Toyota USA shows you how to operate the headlights of the 2010 Prius. Follow this guide to operate the headlights on the 2010 Prius: To turn on the headlights, use the switch on the end of the left hand stalk. Rotate it once to turn on the parking lights, twice to turn on the ...more

How To : Retrieve Keys Locked in a Car

In this 15-part video guide, you'll learn how to retrieve keys locked inside a car, use tools to unlock a car without a key, and prevent car theft, taught by an expert locksmith. Don't Miss: 15 Ways to Open a Locked House/Car Door Without a Key Don't Miss: 6 Easy DIY Ways to ...more

How To : Use the auxiliary audio port in a 2010 Prius

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the auxiliary audio port in a 2010 Toyota Prius. This car is equipped with a mini plug auxiliary input port in the lower rear section of the center console, below the armrest. This will allow users to use personal playback devic ...more

How To : Pass a California DMV driving test

California Department of Motor Vehicles wants YOU to pass your driving test. In this video tutorial series examiners from the CA DMV tell you the top ten reasons drivers fail the CA driving test and give you techniques and tips on how to avoid these pitfalls during your behind ...more

How To : Operate the windshield wipers in a 2010 Prius

Toyota USA provides this quick video guide to show you how to use the windshield wipers in the 2010 Prius. If you want to control the wipers and washers, take the following steps: To operate the wipers, move the right hand stalk up for a single wipe, or move it down to activat ...more

How To : Open & utilize the trunk area of a 2010 Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to open & utilize the trunk area of a 2010 Prius. To access the cargo area, open the rear hatch by pressing on the release above the license plate. To keep items out of sight, there is a sliding cover that you can pull back and hook into slots. T ...more

How To : Pass a California motorcycle skills test

Safe motorcycle riding requires knowledge and skill. Testing two-wheel vehicle operators is the best measurement of the skills necessary to operate safely in traffic because people often overestimate their own abilities. To obtain your license, you must pass a knowledge test a ...more

How To : Shift gears on a 2008 Ninja 250 motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to shift gears on a 2008 Ninja 250 motorcycle. First, pull in the clutch, take it down to first, then give it gas and release the clutch to get the bike started. To shift gears, pull in the clutch, pick up, then ease out the clutch, then give the ...more

How To : Drive a zamboni

A zamboni is a very cool, very big vehicle that is used to clean and resurface the ice in a hockey or ice rink. In this tutorial, go on location with the New York Times as they show you how to drive one of these monsters in the ice rink at Battery Park. You never know when yo ...more

How To : Control the moonroof on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

This video tutorial shows the proper way to operate the controls for the moon roof in a 2010 Toyota 4Runner. They demonstrated how to open and close the moon roof by using the slide button. When you want to open the moon roof push the slide button backward and to close it you ...more

How To : Customize your Ford SYNC online user account

Customizing your user account online for Ford's new SYNC system is a cinch. Simply go to the website and customize news and sports, vehicle health reports, and your personal favorites. You can even start out by adding your favorite destinations for turn-by-turn directions late ...more

How To : Break up a traffic jam

Sometimes a single driver can vastly improve traffic. Drive like a trucker: keep a large space ahead of your car. This can erase the patterns of stop-and-go driving (wipe out the Traffic Waves.) It can also break up the clogged merge-zones at certain highway exit ramps. Also ...more

How To : Steer a car using the push and pull method

Watch and see how to steer using the push and pull method. The steering wheel should normally be controlled with both hands. Turning the wheel as far as it will go is called 'full lock'. This type of driving is crucial if you plan to drive on a track or be a good precision dri ...more

How To : Save gas

Learn how to save gas, the secret the oil companies and car manufacturers don't want you to know about! This how-to video explains common causes for your car to be sapping gas faster than it should, how to make some simple adjustments, and maximize your gas. Don't be a slave t ...more

How To : Unlock a Car Door with a Clothes Hanger

This video shows you how to unlock a car door with a hanger but warns it isn't easy and may take some practice. First you will need a hanger as long as your arm, then insert the hanger in the hole on the left side of the window. Try to feel around and find the pin inside the h ...more

How To : Pair your bluetooth phone to Ford SYNC

Sometimes pairing your mobile phone with your car is a difficult and unwritten chore to accomplish. But now with Ford's new SYNC system, you can easily pair your cell phone. It's as easy as pressing the Phone button. Let it search for already stored bluetooth devices, and if n ...more

How To : Pair a phone through Bluetooth with a 2010 Prius

Learn how to pair a phone through Bluetooth with a 2010 Prius in simple steps. 1. You can connect your phone to the vehicle through Bluetooth without using any wires. 2. Press the 'Info Phone' button on the right side of the display screen, press 'Phone' now and press 'Yes' wh ...more

How To : Handle it when your car stalls

Have a small fear that your car might stall and you'll have a freak out? Stay calm. If you are driving down the road and your car suddenly dies, you need to know how to avoid a crash. What you will need: • A car with a manual transmission • A cool head Step 1: Don’t panic ...more

How To : Access XM Satellite Radio in a 2010 Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to access XM satellite radio in a 2010 Prius. To access this feature, press the "sat" button the dash or the "sat" button the steering wheel. You can also use the voice recognition button on the steering wheel by saying "satellite radio" out loud ...more

How To : Set the onboard clock in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to set the onboard clock in a 2010 Prius. To the left of the audio system are the clock buttons. To set this, press repeatedly or press and hold the "h" or "m" button to change the hours or minutes. Then, you will be able to set the correct time. ...more

How To : Drift with go karts

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to drift with a go kart. When making a drift, do not press hard on the brake pedal and slow down at the turns. As you make a drift, press smoothly on the brake pedal and stick as close to the left side as possible. When you press the b ...more

How To : Enter Address in Hyundai Tucson Navigation System

How to enter address in navigation system (infotainment) in Hyundai Tucson (2015 – 2016 model, formerly known as ix35) in depth »how to« video. Video: . For your current position press MAP Than press NAV to enter an address Select Address on the screen Enter address by choosi ...more

How To : Install cable style tire chains on your automobile

The Oregon Department of Transportation shows you how to install cable style tire chains in this video tutorial for the winter. These are tips and techniques for cable chain installation and removal from your auto's tires. The winter is here, and driving safely means protectin ...more

How To : Adjust the interior lights in a 2010 Prius

In this video, we learn how to adjust the interior lights in a 2010 Prius. To adjust the intensity of lights, rotate the thumb wheel that is left to the steering wheel. Rotating up increases the intensity of the lights. Rotating downwards dims the instrument panel lights. Ther ...more

How To : Remove the gas cap on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner has a manual fuel filler door. To gain access the gas cap open the door. When open the gas cap, turn it counter clockwise slowly. Then pause a few second before remove the cap. You can hang the cap on the back of filler door. The video also advises that Toyo ...more

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