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Whether you have a car, motorcycle or truck, keep your vehicle running smooth and looking good with these helpful auto repair and paint job tips, projects and products.

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Why Won’t My Car Start in the Cold?

Cars don't like the cold. Frigid temperatures weaken batteries, but they also affect other automotive systems that can keep an engine from starting.

How to Jump Start a Car Using Jumper Cables Safely

Dead or weak battery? You probably need a jump start. Follow these easy steps to learn how to jump start...


This Is How Much Gas You Should Keep in Your Tank

Keeping your tank at least one-quarter filled can help prevent damage and extend the life of your car.


Car Won’t Start – Troubleshooting & How to Fix

Car won't start? It may just need a good smack.


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13 Best Car Detailing Tools

Professional detailers swear by these car detailing tools to keep their vehicles looking new.

Why Won’t My Battery Jump?

Your car is dead. You try to jump-start the battery, but nothing happens. Is it the battery or something else...


How To Safely Jump Start a Car With Jumper Cables

Follow these simple steps to make good, safe connections and jump a car.

How To Check Your Antifreeze

What is antifreeze, why do you need to check it and what are you looking for? We've got answers to...


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...


6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Car

Don't let pushy salespeople and the pressure to add bells and whistles overwhelm you. Use these tips to buy your...

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The Sneaky Way Thieves Target Your Car Key Fob

Keyless ignition systems have become so convenient, but they're also attracting hackers. Here's how to protect yours.


Road Conditions Might Be Worse Than Normal This Winter. Here’s Why.

A shortage of snowplow drivers might make winter travel a bit more complicated this year.


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.


3 Reasons For The Global Computer Chip Shortage

The current computer chip shortage is complicating manufacturing at a global level. Here's how we got here.


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Family Handyman Approved: Sea Foam Motor Treatment

Keep your engines running smoothly.

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Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?

In the moonroof vs. sunroof debate, both allow plenty of light and fresh air into your vehicle. That's where the...


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What Are Run-Flat Tires and Are They Right For You?

Run-flat tires have been around for decades, but that doesn't mean everyone knows what they are. We're here to get...


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When Should You Downshift Automatic Transmissions?

Drivers rarely manually shift an automatic transmission, but knowing when to downshift in certain situations can be helpful.


What Is the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake Symbol on Tires?

Driving through snow and ice this winter? You'll be safer if your tires display this small (but important) symbol.


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These 10 Cars Are Actually Worth More Used Than New

One post-pandemic surprise has been the spike in used car prices. In recent months, some used cars are even selling...


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Are Snow Tires Really Better Than All-Season Tires?

Snow tires outperform all-season tires under snowy and icy conditions. They'll give you better traction, more stability in turns and...


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How To Tint Car Windows

Window tinting keeps your car cooler, protects interior surfaces and offers privacy. Save money by learning how to tint car...


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Always Score Your License Plate Sticker with a Razor — Here’s Why

This trick could prevent thieves from taking your tags.

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Car Window Tinting: What To Know Before You Buy

Window tinting helps keep your car cool and protects interior surfaces. We'll help you decide if window tinting is right...


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Tips for Getting Water Stains Out of Car Seats

Simple tips, straight from the pros, for how to get water stains out of car seats and other car upholstery.


How to Pressure Wash Your Car

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


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Roof Racks: What To Know Before You Buy

If you have more hobbies than space inside your vehicle, you may need to invest in a roof rack.


Purdue University Developing Roadway That Charges Electric Vehicles

This new tech could change roads and increase electric vehicle viability in the United States.


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Tips for Saving Money on Vehicle Tires

Buying tires is no one's favorite reason to spend money. Investing a little time to find saving opportunities can save...