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Tech articles, reviews, do-it-yourself guides, etc. for all the cars I’ve owned or worked on for a lengthy period of time.

Lamin-X Applied onto 2019 Hyundai Tucson Foglights

Decided to use this weekend to apply a pair of yellow¬†Lamin-X¬†protective film onto our 2019 Hyundai Tucson’s foglight lens. I ordered the Lamin-X film designed for the 2016-2018 Tucson models because the 2019-2020 are not available from Lamin-X. The fog light lens are different before and after the 2019 mid-cycle refresh. The 2016-2018 models have an combo DRL/foglight lens in…

Waxing the Tucson

With the weather cooled, I parked the Tucson inside our garage and applied Mothers California Gold Pure Brazilian Carnauba Wax Paste. Following the direction, I worked on one section at a time, i.e. fender, hood, bumper, rear quarter panel, hatch and roof. If the surface area is too large, I split the job in half, which I did for the…

Observed Increase in Fuel Efficiency For the 2012 Prius Follow Up

Here’s a follow up to the original post regarding fuel efficiency improvements after performing major maintenance services. In addition to the following services, DIY: How to Replace the Spark Plugs On a 3rd Gen Prius (2010-2015) DIY: How to Replace the Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve (PCV) On Your 3rd Gen Prius DIY: How to Exchange the Engine Coolant On Your…

DIY: How to Exchange the Engine Coolant On Your 3rd Gen Prius

Before you proceed with this maintenance procedure, make sure you have access to a flat and level surface area. You will also need two jack stands to support the front end of your car so you can gain access to the inverter coolant drain plug. Toyota recommends inspecting and topping off the inverter coolant reservoir every 5,000 miles and a…