Car maintenance projects and tips to help you keep your cars running smooth.
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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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.
Replacing Auto Fuses
Cars run on electricity as well as gas, and almost all of it runs through fuses. Learn where they are, how to spot a blown fuse, and how to replace them. It takes about five minutes, costs about $1, and it'll save you the hassle of a trip to the repair shop.
How to Change Air Filter
Replace your air filter in minutes. And vacuum out debris while you're at it.
Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) Cleaning
Clean your MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor when it's dirty rather than replace this $300 part. It's quick and easy.
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.
Lubricate Car Locks, Hinges and Latches
Get rid of those annoying squeaks in your car by spending 10 minutes to lubricate your car or truck. These simple yet small lube job tips will bring back that new-car quiet ride.
Switch to Winter Wiper Blades
Winter wiper blades prevent ice and snow from adhering and clogging the wiper action. They're a simple change out.