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  • Motorcycle Detailing Tips

    Whether you’re selling your bike or just want it to look its best, detailing a motorcycle pays big dividends. Here’s a collection…

  • Vacuum Leak

    Vacuum leaks can cause a variety of engine problems, and pros charge money to find them. Here’s how to track them down yourself with a…

  • 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.

  • How to Remove a Stuck Screw

    Get that stuck screw out using one of these techniques for removing screws in metal. Begin with the easiest and move on the more complex if…

  • Don’t Use Economy Auto Parts

    Avoid economy auto parts. They typically wear out much faster than professional grade parts and will cost you time, money and aggravation in…

  • Motorcycle Buying Guide

    Don’t get stuck with a lemon. Our used motorcycle-buying guide shows you the most common problems in older bikes, and what it costs to…

  • Remote Starter Installation

    Install a remote starter for your car yourself. It’s a great upgrade, inexpensive and a project you can do yourself with simple tools and…

  • How to Replace Sway Bar End Links

    Fixing a clunk when your car hits a bump is a trial and error process. Start with the stabilizer bushings and then the bar end links, using a…

  • How to Replace a Car Antenna

    Repair most types of bent auto antennas for less than $20 in parts. You can easily fix both “pillar-mount” and…

  • How to Change a Bike Tire

    Follow these simple steps for replacing a punctured bicycle tube. You can even fix the flat on the go if you have a spare tube, tire levers and…

  • Replace Door Locks on Your Car

    Repair broken power locks by replacing the actuator, which is a common problem on late-model Fords. You’ll save on the shop fee plus some…

  • How to Fix a Gas Octane Mixup

    For some types of cars, gas octane really does matter, and putting low octane into a car that requires high octane can cause problems.…

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