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Whether you are looking to repair or upgrade a part on your car or truck, here is where you’ll get the best information and tips about car parts, replacement parts and auto maintenance.

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Say Goodbye to Foggy Headlights with This DIY Restoration Kit

If your headlights could use some freshening up, give this Family Handyman Approved headlight restoration kit a try.

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Upgrade Your Garage with This Family Handyman Approved DeWalt Socket Wrench Set

If you're like me and would rather DIY your car or small engine maintenance, check out this compact and durable...


How To Replace Traditional Gaskets with Chemical Gaskets

If you can't locate a ready-made pre-cut gasket, chemical gasket makers can easily get you out of a bind.


What Do Car Trouble Codes Really Mean?

Your vehicle has a problem if the check engine light (CEL) glows. Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) stored in the computer...


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...

12 Best Car Floor Mats to Upgrade Your Ride

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


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.

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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...


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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...


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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.

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 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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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.


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Family Handyman Approved: Sea Foam Motor Treatment

Keep your engines running smoothly.


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What Are Run-Flat Tires and Are They Right For You?

Run-flat tires have been around for decades, but that doesn't mean everyone knows what they are. We're here to get...

What Is the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake Symbol on Tires?

Driving through snow and ice this winter? You'll be safer if your tires display this small (but important) symbol.


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Are Snow Tires Really Better Than All-Season Tires?

Snow tires outperform all-season tires under snowy and icy conditions. They'll give you better traction, more stability in turns and...


Purdue University Developing Roadway That Charges Electric Vehicles

This new tech could change roads and increase electric vehicle viability in the United States.


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Tips for Saving Money on Vehicle Tires

Buying tires is no one's favorite reason to spend money. Investing a little time to find saving opportunities can save...


Car Part Shortage Continues to Bog Down the Auto Market

A computer chip shortage is complicating things for automobile dealers and buyers. Learn more here.


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You Should Know What the Numbers on Your Tires Mean

There's more to those numbers than meets the eye. Here's what those numbers on your tires mean—and why knowing them...


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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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How Long Do Windshield Wipers Last?

Windshield wipers are an important safety feature and they don't last forever. Checking wipers for damage or wear before you...

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How Often Should You Replace Your Timing Belt?

Have you ever wondered if it's time to replace a timing belt? For the answer, listen to your engine and...


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Different Types of Car Tires

With so many types of tires, how do you choose? Here's the info you need to get beyond the sales...


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Fact or Fiction: Can I Pump Gas With My Car Running?

We answer the age-old question if running your car engine while refueling is safe, and review the potential dangers.


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What To Know About Car Tires

A lot happens where the rubber meets the road. Get up to speed on the basics of tires and how...


12 Silent Signs Your Car Is Failing

Those warning signs you might think aren't a big deal actually could indicate a major problem. Here are some silent...


What to Do if Your Catalytic Converter Is Stolen

Catalytic converters are an increasingly popular target for thieves looking to make a quick chunk of change. Here's what you...