Upgrade Your Motorcycle Safety Gear
If you’re like most other motorcycle riders, you look forward to getting out on the road at the first sign of spring. So you dust off your bike,…
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4x4 Smarts: Safe Driving Tips for How to Use 4-Wheel-Drive
Chances are you bought a four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle to avoid getting stuck in snow and ice, mud and sand. But do all the drivers in your…
How to Splice Automotive Wires
Use a professional crimper and electrical moisture sealant to make quick, solid connections in auto wiring.
Retire Your Old Automotive Test Light
Invest in a computer-safe test light and retire the old incandescent test light. The old one can damage sensitive electronics in your car.
Your local home center probably carries at least a dozen kinds of lubricant. Ever wonder why so many? So did we. Here's what we found out.
Top Auto Mechanic Tools
Pro mechanics reveal their top automotive tools, the ones that they keep close at hand and work best for them, including a battery-powered…
Repair Damaged Nuts and Bolts
A rethreading kit is an important part of any automotive toolbox. Use it to restore stripped threads on old, rusty nuts and bolts when you…
Diagnose Car Problems With a Stethoscope
Diagnosing many car problems is easier with an automotive stethoscope, a tool that lets you hear inside the engine. Here's an introduction to…
Using a Vehicle Diagnostic Code Reader
Diagnose car problems without going to a mechanic with an auto code reader. Simply plug it into the car's computer system, then interpret…
Tips for Buying a Mechanic's Creeper
Padded undercar creepers are worth the investment, even for amateur mechanics. You’ll enjoy changing the oil and working on the engine more when…