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How to Maintain & Modify Your Mustang

Get tips and advice for performing basic maintenance on your Mustang. Find the right tools, read our step-by-steps, then get down to business.
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Step-by-Step: How to Replace a Fuse in Your 2005-2009 Ford Mustang
Sooner or later a fuse is going to blow in your Ford Mustang. Replacing a blown out fuse is one of the most basic repairs you can make.

Step-by-Step: How to Change Your Mustang's Oil
Is it time for an oil change? Learn how to change the oil in your Mustang.

Ten Mustang Road Trip Destinations
Looking for your next road trip destination? Here's a few that are sure to excite any automotive enthusiast.

Step-by-Step: Replacing Brake Light in 2005-2009 Ford Mustang
Sooner or later you’re going to have to replace a brake light in your 2005-2009 Ford Mustang. How do you complete the process? Find out here.

Step-by-Step: How to Wash Your Mustang
If you plan to keep your Mustang in good condition, you’ll need to wash it on a regular basis. See how to do it properly.

10 Mustang Cleaning & Detailing Tips
Keeping your Mustang shiny and in good condition should be a top priority. The following are a few tips from the pros.

Step-by-Step: Using an SCT X3 Power Flash Programmer
The following is a demonstration of the SCT X3 Power Flash Programmer used to tune a 2008 Ford Mustang which had just been modified with a Steeda cold air intake system.

Step-by-Step: Installing Stack Racing Mustang Taillight Trim
Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. This easy modification allows you to add custom trim around the taillights on your 2005-2009 Ford Mustang.

Step-by-Step: How to Adjust MyColor and Ambient Light Settings
Find out how to adjust MyColor, which allows fifth generation Mustang owners to mix and match lighting at the touch of a button to create more than 125 color backgrounds.

How to Prepare Your Mustang for Summer Driving
Before you hit the open road for some warm weather cruising, don't forget to check the condition of your Mustang.

How to Improve Your Mustang's Gas Mileage
According to the EPA, there are several ways in which Mustang owners can improve their gas mileage.

How to Take a Road Trip in Your Mustang
Ford Mustang ownership has many benefits. One of my favorites is summer road trips.

How to Prepare For a Road Trip
Learn how to make the most of your next Mustang road trip.

Top 10 Road Trip Songs
Theres nothing like a good ole road trip to cure what ails you. Of course, what you listen to can mean the difference between good times and wishing you were back home.

What's your favorite road trip songs?
Everyone has a favorite road trip song. What's yours?

Your Favorite Ford Mustang Road Trip Stories
Tell us your favorite Ford Mustang road trip story. Where did you go and what made it so special? Tell us all about it.

Build Your Own Classic Mustang With New Parts
Looking to build a "new" classic Mustang? Good news, you're not alone. Even better, Ford Restoration Parts can help.

Project Fox Body: AmericanMuscle Restores a Fox Body Mustang
AmericanMuscle has documented the rebuild of one of America’s most iconic and recognizable muscle cars, the Fox Body Mustang, and provided an overview of what it takes to complete such a job.

How to Prepare Your Mustang for Winter Driving
It's never good to break down, but breaking down in the middle of winter is even more unpleasant. Find out how to prepare your Mustang for cold-weather driving.

How to Buy Winter Tires For Your Mustang
An overview of popular winter tires for the late-model Ford Mustang.

How to Store Your Mustang for Winter
For many Mustang enthusiasts and collectors, Fall means preparing our cars for storage over the winter months. Find out how to properly prepare your Mustang for storage.

Essential Tools for Mustang Maintenance
Before you start your next maintenance project, make sure you have the tools you'll need to complete the job.

Maintenance Schedules, Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins
Find Ford Mustang maintenance schedules plus any available Recall or Technical Service Bulletins.

Ford Mustang Repair & Service Manuals
Do the job right the first time. Official factory shop manuals.

Checking, Setting and Bumping up your Mustang's Timing
Wondering how to bump up your timing? Here ya go!

Ford Mustang - How To Restore An Interior
See the restoration of a 1972 Mustang convertible interior.

Flushing the Cooling System
A step-by-step guide to maintaining a Ford Mustang's cooling system.

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