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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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    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 need to know.

    How Do Motorcycle Brakes Work?

    Knowing how your motorcycle brakes work helps you become a better driver. Here's what happens on your bike when you...


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    13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Car

    Put the brakes on these all-too-common mistakes to help keep your car on the road and out of the shop.


    Check it Out: The StoneDeks System

    Tired of building the same old deck and covering it in wood or composite deck boards? Check out the StoneDeks...


    Mark Cuban Invests in Rebar Tying Robot

    A fledgeling construction automation company recently got a big boost from some high profile investors.

    Modern Building Products and Materials You Should Be Using Already

    Houses today are stronger, more efficient and safer to work on. Modern building products have a lot to do with...


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    10 Bad Gas Pump Habits That Cost You Hundreds Each Year

    These gas pump habits may seem harmless, but they're likely costing you money every time you fill up.

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    How to Test a Spark Plug to See If It’s Working

    Every small gasoline engine has a spark plug, and this key component requires periodic inspection and testing. Learn how to...


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    How to Clean a Small-Engine Spark Plug

    All small engines have a spark plug, and cleaning spark plugs from time to time helps keep your equipment running...


    Why Won’t My Car Shift Gears?

    Like a manual transmission with a bad clutch, a driver with an automatic transmission may have trouble getting their car...


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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    7 Best Tire Chains for Winter Driving

    Planning to do some serious winter driving? Snow chains can make a big difference! Here are the best snow chains...

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    What Is Ideal Tire Pressure in Cold Weather?

    Lower temperatures mean lower tire pressure, so be prepared to inflate your tires more often during the cold weather months.


    Family Handyman’s Vintage Truck Ads from the ‘80s

    As part of our 70th Anniversary celebration, Family Handyman takes a look back at the rough-'n-tumble trucks of the 1980s.


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    Why Do My Tires Squeak While Driving?

    Squeaking tires while driving isn't just annoying — it could be a warning of a serious problem. Don't ignore that...


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    Why Do My Brakes Lock Up When Trying to Stop?

    Brakes locking up, whether in an emergency or while simply slowing down, can be a frightening experience. Here's what you...


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    Why Do My Brakes Keep Grinding?

    If you hear your brakes grinding, something is wrong. Here are four likely causes for the noise and what you...


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    Watch Out for These 13 Common Car Repair Scams

    Unless you're a car expert or best friends with a mechanic, you might be tricked into paying for services you...


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    How to Plug a Leaky Tire

    Got a flat tire? If a small puncture is the culprit, there's a good chance you can fix it yourself....


    This Is How Long You Can Drive on a Spare Tire

    Every driver hopes they'll never have a flat. But if that day comes, you need to know how long you...

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    The One-Second Tire Test That Could Save Your Life

    As it turns out, cell phones may not be the biggest deterrent to safe driving.


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    How to Replace a Broken Brake Light

    Got a brake light that's not working? In less time than it takes to drive to the auto repair shop,...


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    How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Tires

    The answer to the seemingly simple question "How long do car tires last?" isn't that simple. Here's why.


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    Why Are My Car Brakes Making Noise?

    Unusual noise coming from your brakes is a warning that one of your car's most critical safety systems is malfunctioning....


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    Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

    Brake squeal is a common problem often caused by worn brake hardware, pads, or rotor finish. But are squeaky brakes...


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    How to Check Tire Pressure

    Learning how to check tire pressure is easy and inexpensive. Make it a part of your monthly maintenance routine in...