Car Maintenance projects
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Repairing and Maintaining Car Door Weather Stripping
Repair torn weather stripping on car doors quickly and easily, and treat it with silicone spray to prevent winter freeze-up and further weather…
Jump Start a Car
Buy high quality jumper cables for emergency jump-starting a car. They're more dependable in adverse conditions.
Tips to Restore Your Car's Interior
Want to get top dollar when you sell your car? Dealers know that spiffing up the interior of a used car is the best way to command a higher…
Best Car Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Simple ways to get your car looking almost brand new!
Change Your Car's Transmission Fluid
Extend the life of your engine by changing transmission fluid. It's much easier by using a special pump, and you'll save $100 in shop…