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Car maintenance projects and tips to help you keep your vehicle running smooth.
How Often Should You Wash Your Car in Winter?
If you live where winter brings snow, slush, sand and salt, it's nearly impossible to keep your car's exterior clean. You need to wash it, but how often? Here's what the experts recommend.
How to Clean Your Engine Bay
A Tale of 10 Ice Scrapers from Amazon
13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Car
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Warm Up Your Car In The Winter
27 Things You Must Do To Get Your Car Ready For Winter
The Difference Between Green and Orange Antifreeze
What's the difference between different colors of antifreeze? Should different colors of coolant be mixed?...
Change Your Car’s Transmission Fluid
Make $200 an hour and add years to you transmission's life
How to Replace Battery Terminals
Replace your battery terminals in an hour for less than $20.
Fix Car Dents Yourself
DIY dent repair saves hundreds of dollars
How to Clean a Throttle Body
This 10-minute throttle body fix could solve your rough idle problem with just a little...
Car Maintenance: Air Filter Check & PCV Valves
Evaluate your own air filter and PCV valve
How to Change Air Filter
Do this 10 minute job yourself and save $30
How to Change Coolant
Let our auto repair expert save you big bucks and show you how to change your own coolant.
Car Heater Blowing Cold Air? Check the Blend Door Actuator
As long as your engine is running, there's heat to be had. Try recalibrating the...
How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower
The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.
Car Maintenance Basics EVERYONE Should Know
You don't need to be a professional mechanic to own a car, but the following...
How to Clean and Restore Car Headlights
Learn how to restore car headlights. This inexpensive fix will immediately brighten your nighttime headlights.
Car Interior Repair: Helpful Tips for Restoring Your Car’s Interior
Make your car new inside again with these car interior repair tips.
How to Jump Start a Car Safely
Learn how to jumpstart a car safely. Follow these four simple steps to make good,...
Best Car Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Simple ways to get your car clean and looking almost brand new!
Improve Car Heating and Cooling by Replacing Your Car Cabin Air Filter
Improve your car's cooling and heating and save $70!
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Do It Right, Do It Yourself!
How to Replace Spark Plugs
Save big on car maintenance costs by changing spark plugs yourself!
Car Battery Care
How to care for your car battery
The 12 Worst Car Tips Mechanics Have Ever Heard
Auto repair experts share hilariously bad—and downright dangerous—money and time-saving secrets that will...
Spruce Up Your Car: How to Install Seat Covers
Make your car's interior look fresh and new with some seat covers