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11 Best Oil Funnels for DIY Oil Changes

Using the correct type and shape oil funnel helps avoid cleaning up a greasy mess when changing motor oil yourself.

How to Jump Start a Car Using Jumper Cables Safely

Dead or weak battery? You probably need a jump start. Follow these easy steps to learn how to jump start...


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These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved

Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked...


Car Won’t Start – Troubleshooting & How to Fix

Car won't start? It may just need a good smack.


24 Best Car Accessories You’ll Use All the Time

We found the best car accessories for every type of driver, so you can keep your ride tidy, clean and...

Why Won’t My Battery Jump?

Your car is dead. You try to jump-start the battery, but nothing happens. Is it the battery or something else...


We Tried Amazon’s Best-Selling Microfiber Car Cloths

The internet is obsessed with these reusable car cleaning towels, so we tried them. Spoiler alert: They're worth every penny.

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The Family Handyman Approved Ryobi Cordless Tire Inflator Is a Worthy Addition to Your Garage

Air compressors require a lot of work if you only need them for a minute or two to top off...


8 Best Carport Kits

Keep your car safe from the elements with a carport kit. They're available in a range of sizes, and most...


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What to Do If Your Car Won’t Start

Before you call a tow truck, it's worth trying a few of these tips to get your car up and...


This Car Vacuum Has More Than 119,000 5-Star Amazon Ratings

Check out this portable, inexpensive ThisWorx car vacuum, an Amazon No. 1 best seller.

8 Best Dog Car Seat Covers for Easier Cleaning

Dogs love car rides but can be messy passengers. Our pet expert recommends these dog car seat covers to keep...


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Can You Fix a Car Battery Terminal with a Zucchini?

A deteriorated battery terminal post usually means you need a new battery. Is this hack a viable alternative?


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What To Know About Uneven Tire Wear

Driving on unevenly worn tires is dangerous! Learn about the common (and preventable) causes.


The Best Portable Air Compressors

Our favorite air compressors for whatever your pneumatic needs may be.


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8 Best Truck Tool Boxes

A truck tool box keeps your equipment safe and dry whether you're driving to the hardware store or spending all...

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Winter Car Survival Tips When Stranded in the Cold

From distress signals to running the heater, here's how to stay comfortable and safe when stranded on a snowy road.


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Why Won’t My Car Start in the Cold?

Cars don't like the cold. Frigid temperatures weaken batteries, but they also affect other automotive systems that can keep an...


This Is How Much Gas You Should Keep in Your Tank

Keeping your tank at least one-quarter filled can help prevent damage and extend the life of your car.


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13 Best Car Detailing Tools

Professional detailers swear by these car detailing tools to keep their vehicles looking new.


How To Safely Jump Start a Car With Jumper Cables

Follow these simple steps to make good, safe connections and jump a car.


How To Check Your Antifreeze

What is antifreeze, why do you need to check it and what are you looking for? We've got answers to...


How to Clean Corroded Battery Terminals

Car battery maintenance is an important part of keeping your vehicle running smoothly. Here's everything you need to know.


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9 Best Jump Starters

A dead car battery can ruin your day. A boost from a friend works, but a portable jump starter gets...

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Car

Don't let pushy salespeople and the pressure to add bells and whistles overwhelm you. Use these tips to buy your...


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The Sneaky Way Thieves Target Your Car Key Fob

Keyless ignition systems have become so convenient, but they're also attracting hackers. Here's how to protect yours.


Road Conditions Might Be Worse Than Normal This Winter. Here’s Why.

A shortage of snowplow drivers might make winter travel a bit more complicated this year.


This Clever Hack Will Keep Your Car Windows from Fogging Up

With the help of three ordinary materials, you won't have to worry about this annoyance anymore.


3 Reasons For The Global Computer Chip Shortage

The current computer chip shortage is complicating manufacturing at a global level. Here's how we got here.


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Family Handyman Approved: Sea Foam Motor Treatment

Keep your engines running smoothly.