Car Maintenance

Car maintenance projects and tips to help you keep your cars running smooth.

Replacing Auto Fuses

Cars run on electricity as well as gas, and almost all of it runs through fuses. Learn where they are, how to spot a blown fuse, and how to replace them. It takes about five minutes, costs about $1, and it'll save you the hassle of a trip to the repair shop.

Car Maintenance projects

  • Car Maintenance: Air Filter Check & PCV Valves

    Save money on your next oil change. Check your air filter and PCV valve yourself and save unnecessary replacements. Here's how to tell if you…

  • Car Battery Care

    Avoid an expensive service or tow charge (and the worry of being stranded!) by keeping your car battery working at peak performance. This…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Refinish Wheels

    If you go through the trouble of detailing your aging car, sooner or later the rusty wheels are going to bug you. Here's how to refinish the…

  • Spruce up Your Car: How to Install Seat Covers

    Are your car seats hopelessly stained or torn—or just plain ugly? Learn how to order and install replacement seat covers for both back and…

  • Replacing Auto Fuses

    Cars run on electricity as well as gas, and almost all of it runs through fuses. Learn where they are, how to spot a blown fuse, and how to…

  • How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Blade

    Stop annoying streaks and chatter from worn wiper blades. Make your car safer. Replace them in minutes.

  • Replace Spark Plug Wires Before They Wear Out

    Worn spark plug wires and boots can start to leak voltage to nearby engine parts, causing arcing and creating performance problems. Replace them…

  • Car Maintenance: Make Your Tires Last

    One of the most critical maintenance chores for cars is checking the tires regularly. You'll save money and extend the life of your tires.

  • DIY Car Maintenance - How to Change Your Car Oil Yourself

    One of the most critical maintenance chores for cars is changing the oil regularly. Learn how to change your own oil quickly and without getting…

  • How to Replace Spark Plugs

    Change your spark plugs yourself to maintain peak performance and high gas mileage. In most cases it's a simple job as long as you have the…

  • Fix Car Dents Yourself

    If you follow these steps, you can patch a car dent yourself in just an afternoon and save a few hundred bucks over body shop prices.

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