Small Engine Repair

Small engine repair how-tos for lawn mowers and other equipment.

Top ATV and Motorcycle Repairs

A pro explains common repair and maintenance for motorcycles and ATVs that you can do yourself. Save money by replacing CV boots, cleaning and lubing chains and cables, and performing other basic tasks.

Small Engine Repair projects

  • Iridium Spark Plugs for Small Engines

    Start your lawnmower, RV or other small engine faster by replacing the copper spark plug with an iridium-enhanced spark plug. This article…

  • How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

    Solve most lawnmower or other small engine starting problems with a simple diagnosis and a carburetor cleaning or rebuilding. It'll only take a…

  • 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.

  • Snow Blowing Tips

    These snow blowing tips explain how to maintain and operate your snowblower for maximum efficiency and safety.

  • Top ATV and Motorcycle Repairs

    A pro explains common repair and maintenance for motorcycles and ATVs that you can do yourself. Save money by replacing CV boots, cleaning and…

  • Snow Blower Oil Change Tips

    Add a permanent oil drain extension tube to your snow blower to simplify oil changes and avoid an oily mess.

  • Install a New Snow Blower Belt

    Snowblower belts start to wear out after 5 to 7 years, and should be replaced. You can save money by doing the job yourself. Here's an overview…

  • How to Fix a Stuck Throttle

    Lawnmower throttle cables can get stuck because of rust and grit, making it difficult to control the mower. Here's how to access and lubricate…

  • How to Test an Ignition Coil

    Learn how testing the ignition coil can be quick and easy using a special ignition system tester. It's inexpensive and works for any small…