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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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 so you can make the right choice.

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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.


The Lixada Blocklight Is a Small Flashlight with Lots of Power

Let there be light with you everywhere you go with these super-compact and affordable Family Handyman approved flashlights.


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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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Bugs, Tar and Big Globs of Bird Poop Are No Match for This Foaming Cleaner

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?


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 Wash...

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.


11 Best Oil Funnels for DIY Oil Changes

Using the correct type and shape oil funnel helps avoid cleaning up a greasy mess when changing motor oil yourself.


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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...


8 Best Carport Kits

Keep your car safe from the elements with a carport kit. They're available in a range of sizes, and most...


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10 Best Tire Changing Tools

Changing a tire is easier than you think, especially when you have the right tire changing tools for the job.

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9 Best Mechanic Tools Sets

To do your own car maintenance and repairs, you need the right tools. These are the best mechanic tool sets...


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The Best Car Jacks, Stands, Lifts and Ramps of 2022

If you want to work on your car, you need a way to safely get it up in the air....


The Best Portable Air Compressors

Our favorite air compressors for whatever your pneumatic needs may be.


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9 Spark Plug Removal Tools

Save money on car maintenance by replacing spark plugs yourself. To make the job go smoothly, make sure you have...


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9 Best Hose Clamp Pliers

Spring-style hose clamps that secure hose connections can be tricky to remove. The right hose clamp pliers saves time, money...


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7 Best Car Dent Removal Tools

Have an ugly dent on your vehicle that you'd like to repair? Save considerable time and money by investing in...


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10 Essential Automotive Tools

DIY car maintenance and repair work is tough, but having the right automotive tools makes it much easier. Here are...


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7 Tools You Need for a DIY Oil Change

With the right tools, changing your oil yourself is a breeze. These seven tools will make your oil change go...

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This Car-Cleaning Putty Is All Over TikTok

This fun-looking car-cleaning putty even gets weird, crusty stuff out of your air conditioner vents.


Does Cleaning Headlights With Toothpaste Actually Work?

Internet trends suggest that toothpaste makes a great headlight cleaner. But is this actually true?


Buying a Car Jack and Jack Stands

Car stands are not something you want to mess around with when it comes to safety. Here's what you...

How to Clean Corroded Battery Terminals

Car battery maintenance is an important part of keeping your vehicle running smoothly. Here's everything you need to know.


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9 Best Jump Starters

A dead car battery can ruin your day. A boost from a friend works, but a portable jump starter gets...


This Clever Hack Will Keep Your Car Windows from Fogging Up

With the help of three ordinary materials, you won't have to worry about this annoyance anymore.