Car maintenance projects and tips to help you keep your cars running smooth.
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 ...
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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.
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.
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.
How to Fix a Short Circuit
Automotive electrical problems might seem insurmountable, but they're not. All you have to do is locate where the current stops flowing. It's easy with today's tools. Here's how to fix automotive electrical short circuits.
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.
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 ...
Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement
Do your windshield wipers leave unwiped spots for no apparent reason, even after you replaced the blades? Chances are the hinge is binding from corrosion. We'll show you how to replace the wiper arm and fix this problem.