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6 Tips for Driving in Winter

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

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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 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.


How to Properly Clean a License Plate

No vehicle looks its best with a dirty license plate. Follow these key cleaning tips and you'll have your license...


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How to Clean Cloth Car Seats

Cleaning cloth car seats is easy — it just takes a little elbow grease and attention to detail with the...

How to Make The Life of Your Car Battery Last Longer

Double that car battery life and save some serious dough! These tips will keep your car's battery in tip-top condition...


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...

4×4 Smarts: Safe Driving Tips for How to Use 4-Wheel-Drive

We'll walk you through the basics of using 4WD for city and highway driving.


How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by an Auto Mechanic

Don't be easy prey for a dishonest mechanic: Here are five tips on how to get your car fixed without...


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.


How to Loosen Nuts, Bolts and Screws

Torches, screw extractors, oil and other tricks to help you free stuck fasteners. These tips work on any fasteners in...

Car Repair Tips for Fast Fixes

Want to keep your car running smoothly and problem-free? We asked our ace mechanics for their best DIY fixes, tips...


Car Paint Repair: Get Touch Up Painting Done in 4 Quick Steps

Fix-up those door dings and nicks in a jiffy with this car paint touch up process.


How to Teach Your Teen How to Drive

Keep your teen safe by teaching them proper driving skills.


DIY Brake Tips

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


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...

Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.


11 Scary Driving Scenarios and Exactly How to Handle Them

Often when driving, we encounter situations that are out of our control. Make the right decisions when in a tight...


How to Clean a Motorcycle: Motorcycle Detailing Tips

Use the same tricks the pros use to get your motorcycle showroom clean


Car Heater Repair Tips: Fixing a Blower Motor

Restore multiple speeds with a simple replacement part


Screws: How to Loosen a Stuck Phillips Screw

Conquer stripped-out Phillips screws


Tips for Selling Your Car

Tips for getting the most for your car when you sell it yourself


Tips for Car Stereo Repair

Remove your broken radio and send it in for repair


Motorcycle Safety

Six simple tips to help you ride your motorcycle more safely

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How To Avoid These Common Car Failures This Winter

There’s nothing more depressing than hopping into a car on a blistery cold morning to find out that something isn’t...


New Winter ‘Flash Freeze’ Is Coming – Here’s How To Prep Your Car & Home

With snow on the way and temps dropping, it's a good idea to brush up on winter basics.


Learn how to fix an automotive dent from 3M and Chip Foose

Chip Foose is a world famous car renovation expert and the host of Velocity TV’s “Overhaulin.” The experts at the...


8 Mechanic’s Tool Tips for DIYers

It's not only about having the right tools. These tool tips can show you when, where and how to use...


Hack Your Car Top Carrier: Loading Tips and Safety Smarts

Getting building materials home from the lumberyard or home center is easy if you own a pickup truck or a...


What to do If

Expert advice on what to do if a dashboard warning light appears, plus how to prepare for and prevent other...