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Car maintenance projects and tips to help you keep your cars running smooth.

  1. 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.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Car Battery Care

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    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 ...

  2. Car Cleaning Tips and Tricks

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    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.

  3. How to Fix a Short Circuit

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    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.

  4. 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.

  5. How to Replace Spark Plugs

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    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.

  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. Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement

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    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.

  8. Fix Car Dents Yourself

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    If you follow these steps, you can patch a car dent yourself in just an afternoon and save a few hundred bucks over body shop prices.

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