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7 Best Generators for Powering Your RV

Choosing the right RV generator matters. Here are our recommendations based on power output, noise level and quality.

10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


How To Turn Your Truck Into An Inverter Generator (VIDEO)

Watch this video to learn one pro's solution to the portable power problem.


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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...

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Why Is There Oil On My Spark Plugs?

Got a two-stroke engine running rough or not at all? Oil could be the problem. If you're wondering why there's...


How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...

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What Type of Lawn Mower Oil Should I Use

Your lawn mower needs the right kind of engine oil used in the right way. Read on to learn about...


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Safety Basics to Prep Power Yard Equipment for Spring

It's springtime! Time to get outside and do yard work. Here are 10 tips to keep your outdoor power equipment...


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10 Things You Should Know About Gasoline

Do you think premium gas is free of ethanol and the best choice for small engines? Do you ever treat...


Yes, You Need to Winterize Your Lawn Mower. Here’s How.

Now’s the time to put your lawn mower away before the ground is covered with a foot of snow. We'll...

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How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


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This New Mower From Honda is Perfect For DIYers—Here’s Why

For Honda Power Equipment's 35th anniversary they released a new walk-behind mower that's an improvement from their top-selling HRR mower.


Why is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

There are still some drivers who check their oil levels every time they gas up, but most mowers of lawns...


How to Turn Your Truck Into a Generator

All you need is an inverter and some DIY wiring

15 Things You Need to Know About Buying a Snow Blower

Choosing the right snow blower can be a daunting task. You’ll see a huge selection of single, two and three...


How to Test an Ignition Coil

Test the ignition coil quickly and easily with a simple ignition system tester


Keep Your Automotive Tools at Your Fingertips

I really like my trusty rolling mechanic’s stool because it saves my knees when I work on cars and small...


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How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade

A sharp lawn mower blade will help keep your grass healthy.