12 Silent Signs Your Car Is Failing
Those warning signs you might think aren't a big deal actually could indicate a major problem. Here are some silent...
13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Car
Put the brakes on these all-too-common mistakes to help keep your car on the road and out of the shop.
20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing
Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.
How Often to Change Your Car Oil While Working From Home
Think skipping your daily commute means you can skip your next scheduled oil change? Think again.
Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise When Starting?
Hearing clicking when you're trying to start your car can be upsetting, but it's less so if you understand what...
Car Maintenance Schedule to Follow for Good Car Health
Maintenance is key to long car life and good performance. Keep your car in excellent shape by knowing what needs...
Family Handyman’s Vintage Truck Ads from the ‘80s
As part of our 70th Anniversary celebration, Family Handyman takes a look back at the rough-'n-tumble trucks of the 1980s.
8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Changing My Own Oil
Check out these tips and learn from past mistakes before you pop the hood to change your engine oil.
Why Is My Car Leaking Oil?
Whether it's a couple of drops or a big puddle, ignoring an oil leak can quickly lead to expensive engine...
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 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 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....
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...
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