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Registration

Although it is not required to have an account to view content on diyauto.com. It is required to have an account to create content.

Registration process:

After creating a username and password, you will receive an email to verify your account. Once verified. You will be able to post content and will receive the ‘Welcome Email’ with instructions on getting started.

Username guidelines:

  • Minimum 4 characters
  • Must be unique
  • No spaces

Password guidelines:

  • Minimum 8 characters
  • Must be unique
  • No spaces

My Profile

Earning points

Users get points for almost everything action they take on DIYAuto.com, including commenting on other comment. Below is a breakdown of how points are calculated.

  • Create an Article: 15 points
  • Create a Build: 50 points
  • Create a DIY: 30 points
  • Write a Review: 10 points
  • Upload a Resource: 5 points
  • Create a Ride: 10 points
  • Add Images to your Ride: 3 points
  • Upload a Photo: 3 points
  • Share a Video: 3 points
  • Comment on Content: 1 point
  • Complete your Profile: 10 points per section

Creating Content

Do I have to choose a generation and/or manufacturer?

No, content not assigned is posted to the General page.

Allowable formats for uploading photos:

  • .jpeg
  • .gif
  • .png

What is the max file size that can be uploaded?

The max file upload size is 64MB. However, we recommend keeping uploads to less than 8MB in order to speed up the upload process. Once uploaded, your image will be resized and optimized to meet our site guidelines.

The General Page

The General Page is where you will find posted content that was not assigned to either a manufacturer or generation. This may happen for any number of reasons, for example:

  • When selecting the manufacturer and generation, the correct option was not available.
  • The person posting the content was unsure of the make and model.
  • The content is generic and applicable to many makes and models of vehicles.

The Manufacturers Page

The manufacturer page displays all the vehicles made by a particular manufacturer. To navigate to a vehicle’s page, click on the vehicle.

The Generations Page

The vehicle page contains all the content related to a particular automobile. Browse content organized by category or add content of your own.

Builds

A story showing the day to day experiences with your vehicle.

DIYs

A detailed procedure showing how to complete a particular task on your vehicle. DIYs are organized by category, for example engine, suspension, AV, etc.

Articles

An article is an informative essay about a vehicle. Examples include “The History of Porsche” or “New Toyota Supra Leaked”

Reviews

Share your experience with this vehicle.

Rides

A place to showcase your vehicle, and any related media or information. Threads you post about your vehicle will be displayed here.

Photos

Have a great photo to share? At diyauto.com photos don’t always have to be part of a Build, DIY, or a picture of your Ride. Photos can be added solely of themselves with little to no content.

Where can I find my photos displayed after uploading?

That partly depends on the options you selected while uploading your image. If you did not select either a manufacturer or a generation, then your photos will land on the general page. On the contrary, if you select a manufacturer and/or generation, then they will be displayed through those pages respectively. Near the top of the General, Manufacture, and Generation pages is a gallery slideshow. You can slide through the related photos there, or you can press the tile icon to be redirected to the complete gallery of related photos..

Videos

Can I link to sources other than YouTube, like Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter?

No. At this time, YouTube is the only platform that links to videos may be provided for upload to diyauto.com.

Help

Welcome!

Thanks for visiting and donating your knowledge to the community! We made adding information to the site easy. 

First - if you haven't yet, create an account. Only registered users can add information and edit sections of the site.  

Please register here, or log in here.


Navigation

  • How this Works
  • My Profile
  • My Rides
  • Thread Posting
  • Forum Posting
  • Add Spec Information
  • Post Photos/Videos
  • Add Resources
  • Upload Library items


How DIYauto.com works.

DIYauto.com is designed to help you retrieve information fast! Whether its doing an oil change, rebuilding your transmission, or sharing your Build journey, DIYauto.com makes it easy. Information is organized and stored into each existing vehicle page. Start by clicking your desired manufacturer from the Choose Your Vehicle button. Find your vehicle in the timeline, click, and your set!


Honda Page.


Honda S2000 page.


How to edit My Profile.

Click the "My Profile" tab on the top of the page. For tablet and mobile, click "Menu" at the top and navigate to "My Profile." Click the "Info" tab to then adjust your personal information. Once complete, click the submit button to save.


How to edit My Rides.

Navigate to "My Profile" and find "My Rides." At the top right corner is a editing pencil, click there. Once you have edited, uploaded, and adjusted scroll to the bottom and click "Submit" to save.

How to post a Build, DIY, Article or Review to a vehicle's page.

Navigate to the vehicle that your article is about. You can do this through the "Choose Your Vehicletab at the top of the page to go to the manufacturer's page. The page shows a timeline of vehicles, choose your vehicle from that timeline. 

On the vehicle page you will see boxes that organize articles into categories. 



Click the box with the blue plus sign to add a thread of that category. If you are adding a build, click "+ New Build" to add a build article.



For DIY articles, we added areas where you can add information, such as the tools and parts needed for the DIY. If a DIY is engine or transmission related, you can choose the applicable engines and transmissions from the list. This will link your DIY to that engine and will make it show up on that engine's info page. 




Type the body of your article in the main text box. 

Then choose the image you want as the main image shown when your article is displayed around the site.



If your article was originally posted on another site or forum and you want to give credit, paste the url into the "Source URL" box. 



Next hit submit and you are done! 


How to add to the Forum

Visit the Forum HERE. Scroll to the desired manufacturer or section and start a conversation! If your conversation is related to a specific vehicle, please start a sub-category section within your manufacturer.... 


Ex. Information on reliability of Ford Focus ST.

Create new "Focus Gen3" section in Ford Forum.


...or Click direct link located on top of the manufacture page.


How to add information to the data tables.

All vehicle pages have data tables so people can find the info they need quickly. We designed the site so users can add information and edit the data tables so the community can have a complete and accurate source for information. 

First -Only registered users can add articles and edit the data tables. 

On the vehicle page choose the data category you want to add by selecting the corresponding tab (Engine, Transmission, Performance, etc)



For mobile, click the tab to expand the selection choice.



Make sure the correct Trim, Transmission, and/or Engine is selected from the drop down menu. Otherwise your info will go to the wrong place!

Click the pencil next to the data field you want to edit, and a text box will appear where you can enter your data.


If you are attempting to modify or add data to a field already has data inputted, a change request will be sent to an admin. This is to protect the data that has already been added to the database and prevent unwanted changes. An admin will review the new information before it is stored. 

You are done! Thanks for helping us improve the library!


How to add Photos/Videos.

Adding Photos/Videos is a breeze! Visit the vehicles page, at the top is where the the Photos are located. Click the "camera" icon (located in red box), upload a photo, add some specs/info, submit and your set.



For Videos, scroll to the bottom of the page and add your Youtube URL.



How to add Resources.

Find a great site that can helps others related to a specific vehicle? Please place these links here!

Resources are broken down into Information and Parts sections. Click the "add" button, add link url, title and link type and you are set!

How to add to the Library.

The Library consists of unique items that add value to the related vehicle's page. These items can consist of: Ads, CAD models, Diagrams, Dyno Charts, Manuals, and others. Click the "Upload a Library Item," add a title, description, and choose relevant section. The item will then be displayed under its selected category.


Login/Registration Issues.

We apologize if you are having issues logging in or registering. If you are having problems please Contact us. Thank you for your patience!


If you are having any problems with the website, feel free to contact us via the "Contact us" link at the bottom of the page. Thanks!