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Whether you have a car, motorcycle or truck, keep your vehicle running smooth and looking good with these helpful auto repair and paint job tips, projects and products.

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Best Car Code Readers and Scan Tools

A glowing check engine light (CEL) usually means your vehicle has a problem. A scan tool or code reader can help you identify the problem yourself.

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No Job Is too Tough for Family Handyman Approved Grime Hand Soap

A fiercely degreasing hand soap that's still gentle on your skin?  Give this Family Handyman Approved Grime Hand Soap a...


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Brighten Up Any Project with the Family Handyman Approved Nebo Omni 2k Work Light

Looking for an addition to your toolbox that shines? Try the compact, bright and long-lasting Nebo Omni 2k work light.


4 Portable Car Heaters to Have On Hand for Emergencies

If your car's heater isn't meeting your needs, or you want to be prepared for emergencies, a portable car heater...


A Family Handyman Approved Father’s Day Gift Guide

Struggling to find the right Father's Day gift for your dad? Check out these Family Handyman Approved products any DIY...

12 Best Car Floor Mats to Upgrade Your Ride

The best car floor mats save your auto's interiors and make cleaning a breeze.


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Family Handyman Approved: Armor All Wash & Wax

If you're looking to polish up your car quickly and easily, give the Family Handyman Approved Armor All Ultra-Shine Wash...


We Tried Dry Shine’s Ultimate Shine to Gloss Up a Filthy Truck

We tried this ultra-glossy, anti-static and UV-protectant automotive cleaner on everything we could find on my filthy pickup.


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.


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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...


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...


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.