Car Detailing

From fixing small scratches and dings to finding the best paint solutions, learn about the best car detailing tips and projects to keep your car shiny and new.

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Stuff We Love: Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Tires

I thought colder temperatures and ice would be roadblocks for the DM-V2s, but they weren't. The Blizzak tires handled both conditions perfectly.

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Car Maintenance: Make Your Tires Last

Maintain proper tire pressure


Car Repair: How to Jack Up a Car Safely

Follow these steps on how to jack up a car—it could save your life!


Car Paint Repair: Get Touch Up Painting Done in 4 Quick Steps

Fix-up those door dings and nicks in a jiffy with this car paint touch up process.


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Brake Caliper Paint Pointers

Brake caliper paint does not affect performance, but it does affect the appearance of a vehicle with expensive rims. What...

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What Is a Brake Light Switch and When Should You Replace It?

The brake light switch on your vehicle serves an important safety function. Learn how to test it and determine when...


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Causes and DIY Fixes for Smoking Brakes

What does it mean when your brakes are smoking? Learn the causes and DIY fixes for smoking brakes along with...


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How to Check Tire Pressure with a Digital Tire Gauge

Check car tire pressure regularly to save money on gas and wear on your tires after you learn how to...


Should You Buy Car Paint Sealant?

Apply sealant yourself and save money


DIY Brake Tips

Use new high-temperature grease to improve long-term brake performance and wear


How to Check Brakes

Diagnose brake problems yourself


How to Replace Your Own Struts

Replace struts yourself and save $300


Changing Brake Fluid

Test your brake fluid and replace it if it's worn out

Brake Pad Replacement Cost and Repair – Avoid Getting Ripped Off

How to get a good brake job and save $1,000 over the life of your car. Here are tips for...


How to Change Brake Pads

How to change brake pads is simpler than replacing rear disc brakes. If you have experience with basic repair brake...


Fix a Leaking Tire Valve Stem in 5 Minutes

Five minutes is all the time you need for this quick, easy valve stem fix.


Plywood vs. OSB: Which Is Better?

Plywood vs OSB: There is a difference. Find out which one to use on your next project.



Buying a Car Jack and Jack Stands

Make sure car stands are solid and safe.


How to Check Brake Fluid

Make sure the corrosion inhibitor in your brake fluid hasn't worn out


Truck & SUV Tire Buying Guide

Use this tire buying guide to learn how to buy truck and SUV tires

Fix a Flat Survival Guide

Got a flat tire? You'll survive.


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Learn About Tires

There's more to tires than meets the eye


How to Buy Tires

Buy tires the smart way—set priorities and do your homework


Car Care: Protect Your Car’s Paint

Stop road debris from chipping your car's paint


Change a Tire: Two Jacks Make it Easy

Jacks with no moving parts mean less hassle


Service Your Spare Tire Carrier

Lubricate your spare tire lift to make sure you have access to your spare when you need it.