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Fire your mechanic and keep your vehicles running smooth with these repairs and routine maintenance projects.

  1. Motorcycle Detailing Tips

    Whether you're selling your bike or just want it to look its best, detailing a motorcycle pays big dividends. Here's a collection of detailing tips from a professional. Suds away!

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Brush on Bed Liner in a Pickup Truck

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    Want to save money on a bed liner? Instead of a plastic liner or a professionally sprayed-on liner, try a DIY roll-on bed liner. You'll get great-looking results at a fraction of the cost

  2. Automotive Lubricants

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    Your local home center probably carries at least a dozen kinds of lubricant. Ever wonder why so many? So did we. Here's what we found out.

  3. Changing a Car Serpentine Belt

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    Automatic belt tensioners, standard in most cars now, make changing a serpentine belt a simple DIY repair. Follow the clear photos and step-by-step instructions and you'll be done in 15 minutes.

  4. Snow Tires vs. All Season Tires

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    Snow tires outperform “all-season” tires under snowy and icy conditions. They’ll give you better traction, more stability in turns and better stopping power. Photo courtesy Getty images/Daniel Loiselle

  5. Rebuild a Booster Pack

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    If your battery-powered booster pack for jump starting car batteries wears out, rebuild it with a new battery for much less than the cost of a new booster pack.

  6. Tips to Restore Your Car's Interior

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    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 price. Whether you're planning to sell your vehicle or just want to freshen up your daily driver, we'll show you how to slap the shabby off your vehicle's ...

  7. Snow Blowing Tips

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

  8. How to Repair Leather

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    Learn how to use inexpensive, DIY-friendly repair kits to fix small tears in leather or vinyl car seats and chairs before they get big and ugly.

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