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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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    How to Change the Oil in Your Car

    One of the most critical maintenance chores for cars is changing the oil regularly. Learn how to change oil quickly and without getting too dirty.

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    How to Repair Rust on a Car

    As long as vehicle body panels are made from steel, they're going to rust.


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    How to Check Your Windshield Wiper Fluid

    Checking your windshield wiper fluid is not like checking your oil — it doesn’t have a dipstick. You simply fill...



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    How to Put Snow Chains on Your Tires

    If you've purchased snow chains and don't know how to put them on your car (or you're just curious) don't...

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    How to Unlock a Car Door Without Your Keys

    The next time you lock your keys in the car, you’ll want to try these genius tricks.


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    Why Are My Car Brakes Making Noise?

    Unusual noise coming from your brakes is a warning that one of your car's most critical safety systems is malfunctioning....

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    Why Won’t My Windshield Wipers Turn Off?

    Got windshield wipers that won't turn off? There are several possible causes. Learn why this problem happens and how to...


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    16 Things Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

    Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.


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    Why Does My Car Battery Keep Dying?

    A dead car battery is frustrating, but it helps to know the cause. If you're not sure why your car...


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    7 Best Car Batteries That Will Never Leave You Stranded

    Need a new battery for your car, but not sure which is best? Pay attention to estimated lifespan. Here are...

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    Why Is My Car Smoking?

    Smoke coming from a vehicle is a bad sign. It could be a simple issue, but most likely there is...


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    How to Properly Dispose of Motor Oil

    Disposing of used motor oil requires careful attention, but pays dividends for the environment. The bottom line: Recycling is the...


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    How to Efficiently Charge a Car Battery

    Without a charged battery, your vehicle won't get you anywhere. Learn all about how to charge a battery so you...


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    Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

    When the check engine light comes on, do you start to sweat? Don't be afraid! Here's what every driver needs...


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    How to Check Oil in a Car

    Knowing how to check the oil is one of the most essential tasks you can do to take care of...

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    75 Car Maintenance Tasks You Can Do on Your Own

    DIY vehicle maintenance saves money and puts you comfortably in the driver's seat, in more ways than one. See how...



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    How to Clean a Car Air Filter

    Extend the life of your engine air filter and increase your gas mileage by cleaning your air filter with a...


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    Why Does My Battery Keep Losing Its Charge?

    If your car battery keeps losing its charge, don't ignore it. Here's why it happens and what you should do...


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    How to Test a Car Battery

    Car batteries eventually stop working and it's important to diagnose the problem correctly. Learn how to simply and safely test...


    16 Red Flags to Look Out for When Buying a Used Car

    Buyers: Beware! Used cars can be a great buy or a disaster in the making. Here's what to pay special...


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    This Is What Really Happens When You Put Diesel in a Gas Car

    The damage to your car’s engine will be severe and expensive to fix — if it can be fixed.


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    Will a Car Wash Hurt Your Car’s Finish?

    Will taking your car through and automatic car wash damage the finish?

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    Is a Hand Car Wash Really the Best Option?

    Among the various options for washing your car, each has advantages and disadvantages; but any way you add them up,...


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    Here’s What Happens to Cars That Don’t Sell

    Wouldn’t it be nice if dealerships just gave away the unsold cars for free?


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    Why Does My Tire Keep Going Flat?

    One of your tires is deflated again and you can't find visible damage. What's going on? Read on to learn...


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    6 Best Car Leather Cleaners

    The best car leather cleaners not only vanquish dirt but treat your leather to some TLC, leaving it buttery soft...


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    Why Should You Go to a Touchless Car Wash?

    A touchless car wash may sound like the ideal way to clean your car. But as with everything, there are...


    10 Cars You Should Buy Used (and 5 You Shouldn’t)

    Whether you're on a tight budget or seeking a first car for your teen, at some point most car buyers...