Fire your mechanic and keep your vehicles running smooth with these repairs and routine maintenance projects.
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 right tools.
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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 impact wrench, an air ratchet, a bolt spinner, an automotive stethoscope and many others.
How to Fix a Gas Octane Mixup
For some types of cars, gas octane really does matter, and putting low octane into a car that requires high octane can cause problems. Here's how to fix them.
How to Change Coolant
Change the coolant yourself and save money on car maintenance. Our experts show how to change coolant in both newer and older (pre-2000) cars.
How to Change Auto Light Bulbs
Is your car interior dark? High-mount stop lamp burnt out? Can’t see in the fog? Here’s how to replace auto light bulbs you never think of until you need them.
Car Repair Tips for Fast Fixes
Even if you're not a car-geek, doing some simple, basic maintenance on your vehicle will keep it out of the shop and extend its life. Here's a collection of 10-minute fixes you can easily do to your car that will save you money immediately or prevent future repair bills.
Motorcycles are enjoyable and efficient. Ridden properly, they're safe, too. Follow these simple safety tips, and you and your bike will have years of fun—with your loved ones' blessing! Photo by Getty Images/Shalom Ormsby
Replace a Broken Side View Mirror
Replacing a broken side view mirror is easier and cheaper than you might think. Once you have the right tools, the hardest part is just finding the hidden fasteners.
How to Diagnose and Repair a Broken Auto Light Socket
Headlight out? Use these four simple steps to determine if your bad headlight or taillight is caused by a burnt-out bulb, a corroded socket or a bad wire.