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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 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 do it here.

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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...


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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 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 Car Tire

Do you know what to do when you have to change a tire? Here are some tips that'll make the...

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How to Change Car Oil

Save money and do the job right


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Car Won’t Start – Troubleshooting & How to Fix

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


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How to Measure Tire Tread

Watch and learn how to measure tire tread


Snow Tires vs. All Season Tires

Learn the differences of winter tires vs. all-season tires, like snow tires have superior traction under snowy conditions


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Car Maintenance: Make Your Tires Last

Maintain proper tire pressure

Car Repair: How to Jack Up a Car Safely

Follow these steps on how to jack up a car—it could save your life!


Valve Cover Gasket Leak Replacement — 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...


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 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

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How to Replace Your Own Struts

Replace struts yourself and save $300


Changing Brake Fluid

Test your brake fluid and replace it if it's worn out


Brake Pad Replacement Cost and Repair – Avoid Getting Ripped Off

How to get a good brake job and save $1,000 over the life of your car. Here are tips for...


How to Change Brake Pads

How to change brake pads is simpler than replacing rear disc brakes. If you have experience with basic repair brake...


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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...


Fix a Leaking Tire Valve Stem in 5 Minutes

Five minutes is all the time you need for this quick, easy valve stem fix.