We used to produce instructional and automotive equipment demo videos. We had planned to make a whole series for D.I.Y.ers but we decided to stick to the repair business.
This video covers how to check all of your under-hood fluid levels. It also covers checking the air filter and tire pressure.
Click to watch: Quick Checks-
You may save the file to your hard drive so you don't have to download it again. You can even burn a CD, make a copy, give it to your mechanically challenged friends for Christmas, whatever you want, BUT you don't have permission to sell it :)
The whole thing is 32 minutes, but chapter numbers are always in the top right corner of the screen so you can fast forward (or drag the "play head") and watch just what you want to at that time.
(If downloading though, you may have to download the entire thing before you can drag the play head around. That will take a while because this is a high resolution video, the entire file is 335 megs. Just start the video and come back later if you don't have time to watch it all right now. When you come back, the download will be done and you can drag the play head through the chapters.)
This is the video as we made it years ago, without any updates or editing. In the video we mention future videos that will be coming out soon but that is no longer true. We posted this video because it is a thorough treatment of the subject and will be very useful if you do not know how to do these tasks. We do have another video telling you how to check under car fluids and how to change your oil and filter, but we have no current plans to produce any more videos.
Smaller SAMPLES of the video
If you want to see a sample first to see if you want to download the huge, full resolution "Quick Checks" file, here are some smaller files to see what it is like.
Quick Checks under fluids , etc.
Check Fluid Levels includes under car fluids
Most any player/browser can play this .mpg file:
Sample of the full length video, with all the topics
Get the entire 3,000 mile service DVD or CD or even VHS
If you don't have hi speed internet, or would like a copy of the entire "3,000 mile service" video, we still have CDs and DVDs, even VHS tapes. Come by the shop and get one if you like. They are free to regular customers, or priced right for anybody else.
Watch our FREE video about how to check your fluid levels.