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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 Safely Jump Start a Car With Jumper Cables

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

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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.


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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 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...


What to Do When Your Engine Is Knocking

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

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...

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How to Change Car Oil

Save money and do the job right


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


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....


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How to Jump Start a Car Using Jumper Cables Safely

Learn how to jumpstart a car safely. Follow these four simple steps to make good, safe connections and jump a...


How to Clean an Engine

Add resale value to your car by keeping your engine clean.


Vehicle Diagnostics: How To Find Engine Codes

Identify two key codes to help buy the right parts at an auto store


Protect Your Engine With Additives

Fuel additives improve engine performance and other additives solve a variety of engine/drive-train problems

How to Choose the Right Car Oil and Filter

Use the right oil and filter and make your car last


How to Fix a Gas Octane Mixup

Easy fix for a gas pump mix up


Car Care: How to Pour Oil

Eliminate oil bottle “burps”


Diagnose Car Problems With a Stethoscope

Is there a doctor in the car?