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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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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Why Isn’t My Car AC Blowing Cold Air?

You're stuck in traffic on a hot day and warm air is coming from the vents. Not good. Here's why...


This Tire Repair Kit from TireJect Could Save You from a Roadside Emergency

Tireject says its Emergency Tire Repair Kit is everything you need to repair a flat tire. We put that claim...


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How To Make Ice Removal Spray for Your Windshield

Don't get frozen out this winter! A homemade deicer spray is easy to make and can get your car out...


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What’s the Best Way To Remove Car Stickers and Decals?

Our experts reveal tips and tricks for removing deteriorated, outdated stickers — an important skill if you have an older...

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What Is a Car Diagnostic Scanner and Do I Need One?

If your check engine light is on, you may save time and money by identifying the problem yourself with a...


The 6 Best Windshield Repair Kits to Avoid a Trip to the Shop

When a rock gets lodged into your windshield, you need a repair kit on-hand for the job. Here are six...

The 5 Best Creeper Seats to Make Automotive and Workshop Projects Easier

Stay comfortable and organized while working on a range of jobs with a creeper seat.


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How to Repair a Vinyl Seat or Cushion

If you have a tear in a vinyl seat or cushion, don't despair. DIY vinyl seat repair is easier than...


AstroAI Ice Scraper Review: Is it the Best Ice Scraper and Snow Brush? (We Tried It!)

This snow brush and detachable ice scraper has more than 24,000 reviews on Amazon, and reviewers are saying...


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 Best Car Diffusers for Essential Oils That Make 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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Best Car Vinyl Cleaners for Singing Interiors

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 2024

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...


Best Interior and Exterior Car Wash Kits for A Complete At-Home Car Care

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 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?


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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.


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

We tested this popular TikTok hack to find out.

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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...


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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 the DeWalt Socket Wrench Set: We Approve!

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...


Alexa on the Road: Echo Auto Review—Small Size, Same Assistant?

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