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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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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...


How to Pressure Wash Your Car

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

How to Fix a Leaking Sunroof

Clearing a clogged drain tube will solve the problem


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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 Choose the Right-Sized Windshield Wipers

The sound of wipers cleaning your windshield of rain and snow is reassuring. Here's how to choose the right windshield...


34 Secret Car-Buying Tips Your Dealer Won’t Tell You

Find out how to get the most value out of your purchase by side-stepping these common car dealer practices.


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How to Clean Inside Car Windows

Follow these steps to clean glass on the inside and get rid of fingerprints, smudges and the dust generated by...


How To Turn Your Truck Into An Inverter Generator (VIDEO)

Watch this video to learn one pro's solution to the portable power problem.

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10 Bad Gas Pump Habits That Cost You Hundreds Each Year

These gas pump habits may seem harmless, but they're likely costing you money every time you fill up.


How to Get Rid of Salt Stains in Your Car

Get rid of wintery residue with these methods for cleaning salt stains.


How to Never Scrape Your Windshield Again

Winter can be harsh. Not only is there all the snow blowing and shoveling, but scraping your car windshield can...


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How to Test a Spark Plug to See If It’s Working

Every small gasoline engine has a spark plug, and this key component requires periodic inspection and testing. Learn how to...


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How to Clean a Small-Engine Spark Plug

All small engines have a spark plug, and cleaning spark plugs from time to time helps keep your equipment running...

This Is the Cheapest Day of the Week to Buy Gas

Here's how to play it smart when you're at the pump.


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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.


Why Won’t My Car Shift Gears?

Like a manual transmission with a bad clutch, a driver with an automatic transmission may have trouble getting their car...


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20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

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


How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


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7 Things to Remember When Driving in Winter

Driving in snow and ice presents many challenges. Here are seven winter driving tips to keep you safe when the...


How to Change a Car Battery

If you’ve determined your battery is bad, here’s how to replace it yourself with only a few tools.


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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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Can I Fix Hail Damage to My Car?

Wondering if you can fix hail damage to your car yourself? It may be possible if you have the right...


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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...


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How to Remove Stickers From Your Bumper

If you're embarrassed by some of your bumper sticker choices, follow this guide and learn how to remove bumper stickers...


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How to Plug a Leaky Tire

Got a flat tire? If a small puncture is the culprit, there's a good chance you can fix it yourself....


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How to Replace a Broken Brake Light

Got a brake light that's not working? In less time than it takes to drive to the auto repair shop,...


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How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Tires

The answer to the seemingly simple question "How long do car tires last?" isn't that simple. Here's why.