Fire your mechanic and keep your vehicles running smooth with these repairs and routine maintenance projects.
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
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Rebuild a Booster Pack
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.
How to Repair Leather
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.
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.
Tips to Restore Your Car's Interior
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 ...
Snow Blowing Tips
These snow blowing tips explain how to maintain and operate your snowblower for maximum efficiency and safety.
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.
How to Choose the Right Oil and Filter
Is your car's oil all black and gunky? Better change it now. Here's how to choose the right oil and filter for your vehicle.
Car Heater Blowing Cold Air? Check the Actuator
Does your car heater just blow cold air when you turn on the fan? It might be as simple as recalibrating the heating system or replacing the actuator. We'll show you how.