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…
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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.