Car Maintenance

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  • Improve Car Heating and Cooling With a New Cabin Air Filter

    Save big money when you replace a cabin filter yourself. It's quick, easy and a screwdriver is the only tool you need. Don't have a…

  • Replacing Car Fuses

    Cars run on electricity as well as gas, and almost all of it runs through fuses. Learn where they are, how to spot a blown fuse, and how to…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Tips to Restore Your Car’s Interior

    Want to get top dollar when you sell your car? Dealers know that spiffing up the interior of a used car is the best way to command a higher…

  • Car Battery Care

    Avoid an expensive service or tow charge (and the worry of being stranded!) by keeping your car battery working at peak performance. This…

  • How to Replace a Broken Wheel Stud

    Tightening lug nuts without a torque wrench can be a recipe for disaster. If worse comes to worse and you break the wheel stud, here’s…

  • Protect Your Engine With Additives

    Certain additives, including fuel additives, do work. They clean your fuel injectors (and may increase fuel mileage), bolster older…

  • Coolant Testing with a Multimeter

    Perform a quick diagnostic test for corrosion in your water pump, radiator or heater core with a digital multimeter. A simple test of the…

  • How to Clean Headlights

    Clear up a cloudy headlight lens with a special polish kit. We also tell you how to evaluate it in case you have to replace it.

  • How to Replace Spark Plugs

    Change your spark plugs yourself to maintain peak performance and high gas mileage. In most cases it’s a simple job as long as you have…

  • Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) Cleaning

    Clean your MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor when it’s dirty rather than replace this $300 part. It’s quick and easy.

  • Shake Your PCV Valve

    Perform the world's easiest diagnostic test: Shake your PCV valve to make sure it's working. It takes only 5 minutes to replace a bad…

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