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Family Handyman Approved: Armor All Wash & Wax

If you're looking to polish up your car quickly and easily, give the Family Handyman Approved Armor All Ultra-Shine Wash & Wax a try.

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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8 Best Truck Tool Boxes

A truck tool box keeps your equipment safe and dry whether you're driving to the hardware store or spending all...


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Family Handyman Approved: Sea Foam Motor Treatment

Keep your engines running smoothly.

How to Pressure Wash Your Car

Here's how to pressure wash your car without damaging it.


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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10 Vintage Trucks That Never Went Out of Style

These classic trucks are still seen on the road today. Their old age and storied pasts make them all the...


How To Turn Your Truck Into An Inverter Generator (VIDEO)

Watch this video to learn one pro's solution to the portable power problem.


Essential Gear For Your Truck and Trailer

We talked to construction pros to find out what tools and gear they always keep stored in their truck.


12 Cool Truck Accessories That Will Make Your Old Truck Smarter

These 12 truck accessories help you play catch-up with the latest, high-priced pickup trucks. Some are high-tech smart, some are...

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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.


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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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Changing My Own Oil

Check out these tips and learn from past mistakes before you pop the hood to change your engine oil.


Create the Ultimate Truck for DIYing with These 13 Accessories

A DIYer's pickup truck has to be hard-working on the weekends and family friendly the rest of the week. So,...


10 Truck Accessories That Make Work Easier

Keep your stuff secure in your pickup truck bed with some of these truck accessories.

4 Amazing Accessories to Trick Out Your Truck

Our editors give these four truck accessories a big thumbs-up


How to Turn Your Truck Into a Generator

All you need is an inverter and some DIY wiring