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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 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 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 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...


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.


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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.


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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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How to Check Tire Pressure

Learning how to check tire pressure is easy and inexpensive. Make it a part of your monthly maintenance routine in...

How to Change Rear Brake Pads

Maintaining disc brakes is a perfect opportunity for DIYers to get their hands dirty and save a few hundred dollars.


What to Do When Your Engine Is Knocking

Take action to stop engine knocking before your engine becomes seriously damaged.


What Is a Brake Caliper (And How To Tell if Mine is Bad)?

If your car is equipped with disc brakes, brake calipers are critical to slowing and stopping your car. Here's what...


How to Fix a Seized Engine

Sitting idle can cause an engine to seize. Learn how to free it and get your vehicle running again.


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How to Clean Your Engine Bay

Extend the life of your engine and preserve the value of your vehicle by learning how to clean the engine...

How to Change a Tire

Do you know how to change a tire? It's really not that difficult. Here are some tips that will make...


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How to Change Car Oil

Save money and do the job right


How to Measure Tire Tread

Watch and learn how to measure tire tread


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Car Maintenance: Make Your Tires Last

Maintain proper tire pressure


How to Safely Jack Up a Truck

Follow these steps to get your truck up on jacks and ready to work on.


How to Replace a Valve Cover Gasket Leak in 3 Steps

Replace the leaking valve cover gasket on a 4-cylinder engine in less than an hour


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What Is a Brake Light Switch and When Should You Replace It?

The brake light switch on your vehicle serves an important safety function. Learn how to test it and determine when...

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How to Change the Oil in Your Car in 4 Simple Steps

A DIY oil change can be quick, tidy and you'll save big.


How to Change Your Engine Coolant

Over time, engine coolant loses its anticorrosive properties and lubricating ability. Some carmakers recommend changing the coolant every 30,000 miles....


How to Check Tire Pressure with a Digital Tire Gauge

Check car tire pressure regularly to save money on gas and wear on your tires after you learn how to...


DIY Brake Tips

Use new high-temperature grease to improve long-term brake performance and wear


How to Check Brakes

Diagnose brake problems yourself


How to Replace Your Own Struts

Replace struts yourself and save $300