Fire your mechanic and keep your vehicles running smooth with these repairs and routine maintenance projects.
What Does Motor Oil Do?
Learn what's new in motor oil (a lot!), what oil does and doesn't do, how often you need to change it and how the right type can help your engine's performance.
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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 wheels so they look new again.
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 article will show you how to perform a simple step-by-step 10-minute seasonal battery check-up so you know whether your battery is performing well. This article ...
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!
Car Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Professionally clean and detail your car for a fraction of what the pros charge. With the right products and a little elbow grease, you can make your car look and smell like it just came from the factory.
How to Apply Paint Protection Film
Formerly a pros-only product, paint protection film is now available in easy-to-apply spray-on kits. An expert from 3M shows how to do it.
Changing a Car Serpentine Belt
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.
How to Brush on Bed Liner in a Pickup Truck
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
Snow Tires vs. All Season Tires
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