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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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    20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

    Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.


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    5 Problems When Parking Your Vehicle a Week or Longer (and How To Prevent Them)

    If you're not putting as many miles on your car as you used to, take steps to avoid these car...


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    What to Know About Changing Your Car’s Oil Filter

    Want to take the best possible care of your vehicle? Learn all about oil filters and when and why your...


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    How Car Brakes Work and How to Tell When They Go Bad

    Learn how your brakes slow and stop your car, and how to tell if your brakes aren't working properly.


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    What Is Car Smog and How Do I Get It Checked?

    You've heard of smog, but do you really know what it is? We'll clear up the misconceptions and explain what...


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    Why Is My Fuel Filter Clogged?

    A clogged fuel system can cause drivability problems. Replacing the fuel filter is a quick fix, but finding why the...


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    How Often to Change Your Car Oil While Working From Home

    Think skipping your daily commute means you can skip your next scheduled oil change? Think again.


    How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

    Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...

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    Why Won’t My Car Reverse Like It Should?

    You probably take shifting into reverse for granted, but wait until you try backing out of your driveway or parking...


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    Why Is My Car Shaking?

    If your vehicle is shaking, it's not just an irritating nuisance. It means there's definitely something wrong with your car!


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    6 Tips for Driving in Winter

    Driving in snow and ice presents many challenges. Here are six winter driving tips to keep you safe when the...


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    How to Change a Car Battery

    If you’ve determined your battery is bad, here’s how to replace it yourself with only a few tools.


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    How to Check Your Windshield Wiper Fluid

    Checking your windshield wiper fluid is not like checking your oil — it doesn’t have a dipstick. You simply fill...



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    15 Things You Do to Your Car That Mechanics Wouldn’t

    Yes, you need to "warm up" your car.


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    20 Things You Should Never Leave in Your Car During Winter

    Cold weather can wreak havoc on items left in your car. Don't risk damage or compromised security by leaving these...

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    How Does Road Salt Affect My Vehicle?

    If you've driven in the North for some time, you've certainly seen the corrosion caused by road salt. Thankfully, the...


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    What to Know About Driving Your Electric Vehicle in Winter

    Follow these tips for winterizing your electric vehicle, minimizing the effects of cold temperatures on your battery and maximizing battery...


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    30 Things Your Car Mechanic Won’t Tell You

    Real mechanics give you the inside scoop on the tricks of the trade.


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    7 Best Snow Tires for Your Car

    No matter what you drive, there's a snow tire for your vehicle. We've chosen seven top performers for you to...


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    Why You Should Never, Ever Put Your Feet on the Dashboard

    You may say it's comfortable, but it really isn't worth the risk.

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    How to Put Snow Chains on Your Tires

    If you've purchased snow chains and don't know how to put them on your car (or you're just curious) don't...


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    Car Maintenance Schedule to Follow for Good Car Health

    Maintenance is key to long car life and good performance. Keep your car in excellent shape by knowing what needs...


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    Storing Your RV for the Winter

    As RV season ends, you need to start thinking about where to store your RV or camper. Learn about all...


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    What To Do When Your Car Heater Won’t Work

    Driving an ice-cold car on a frigid morning is no fun and a heater blowing cold air is not only...


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    Are Snow Tires Right For Your Car?

    Wondering if snow tires are right for your car? Learn all about them here, how they work, and if purchasing...


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    Are Snow Chains Right for Your Vehicle?

    If you live where winter brings snow and ice, snow chains on your tires can make driving safer. Here's what...