Automotive Tools and Supplies

Whether you need to fix a flat tire or repair that chipped paint on the door, Family Handyman has all the automotive tools for fixing up your car.

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This Viral Car Ice Scraper Will Save You Time on Snowy Mornings

This snow brush and detachable ice scraper has more than 24,000 reviews on Amazon, and reviewers are saying it’s the best for clearing your car in winter weather.

Over 18,000 Shoppers Won’t Drive Without This Headlight Cleaning Kit

 

Bye-bye, hazy headlights. Reviewers are "stunned by the effectiveness" of this two-step headlight restoration kit that eliminates dirt and...


We Tried the Amazon Car Diffuser That Makes Aromatherapy Portable

This car diffuser has nearly 7,000 five-star ratings, and will turn any errand run into a relaxation session.


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8 Best Car Vinyl Cleaners

Want to keep your car's interior looking great? Using the right car vinyl cleaner is a great first step. Find...


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8 Best Car Phone Mounts for 2023

Car mounts allow safer phone use while driving, making it less risky for you, your passengers and those around you.

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9 Ways To De-Ice Your Windshield Without a Scraper

No ice scraper? No problem. Here are some clever ways you can rid your windshield of stubborn ice when your...


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How To Dispose of Antifreeze Safely

Antifreeze is essential to maintaining a healthy engine, but disposing of it poses safety issues. Here's the right way to...

This Clever Gadget Turns Your Car Mirror Into a Dash Cam

Capture important moments while driving or when your car is parked—the Wolfbox Dash Cam offers a second pair of eyes...


5 Best Car Wash Kits for Interior and Exterior Cleaning

Love a clean car? The best car wash kits help you achieve that showroom-like sparkle and shine.


7 Anti-Theft Car Devices You Can Buy

Keep your vehicle secure and prevent break-ins with these anti-theft car devices.


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How Often To Change Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oils contain chemically modified compounds and high-quality base oils. That means synthetics can go longer between oil changes.

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How to Clean Crevices in a Car

How often do you clean the inside of your car? This is one chore that drops off the radar. We'll...


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If Your Car Is Making These Noises, This Is What It Could Mean

Your car is always giving you feedback, but are you listening?


These Winter Car Deals Will Save Your Wallet and Tires

Don't leave the house without stocking up on the best trunk must-haves for cold-weather driving. Take the bite out of...


How To Remove Ice From Your Windshield

Winter is upon us. For many, that means removing ice from a windshield. Follow these tips for conquering windshield ice.


Most Frequently Asked Questions About Electric Vehicles

Lower prices and improved technology are making electric vehicles increasingly popular. If you're considering buying an EV, here's what you...

How To Prepare Your Garage for an Electric Vehicle

Switching to an all-electric vehicle involves more than new driving practices. Here's what you need to know.


Tough Nuts Are No Match for This Sturdy Breaker Bar Set

This Craftsman Breaker Bar Set helped us loosen stubborn bolts of all sizes.


Can You Remove Dents in Your Car with a Plunger and Hot Water?

We tested this popular TikTok hack to find out.


This Digital Torque Wrench Adapter Is Essential for DIY Mechanics

Looking for a compact and accurate alternative to a traditional torque wrench?  Give this Family Handyman Approved digital torque wrench...


A Handy Guide to the Different Types of Motor Oil

Motor oil is confusing and using the wrong type can result in costly engine damage. Here we'll explain the types...


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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...


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Best Bug and Tar Remover for Cars

We all know that familiar splat of a bug hitting your windshield at 70 miles per hour. The next time...


I Tried Echo Auto, Which Turns Your Car into a Smart Car

Amazon's Echo Auto makes older cars smart. Alexa, where is the cheapest nearby gas?

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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...


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No Job Is too Tough for Family Handyman Approved Grime Hand Soap

A fiercely degreasing hand soap that's still gentle on your skin?  Give this Family Handyman Approved Grime Hand Soap a...


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Brighten Up Any Project with the Family Handyman Approved Nebo Omni 2k Work Light

Looking for an addition to your toolbox that shines? Try the compact, bright and long-lasting Nebo Omni 2k work light.


A Family Handyman Approved Father’s Day Gift Guide

Struggling to find the right Father's Day gift for your dad? Check out these Family Handyman Approved products any DIY...


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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...


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.