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6 Best Car Vacuums For Cleaning Inside Your Vehicle

Do you know what to look for in a car vacuum cleaner? Here's our shortlist of the best car vacuum cleaners — including what makes each a standout.

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.


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Tips for Renting an RV

RV trips can be memorable. But do your research before climbing behind the wheel of what's probably the largest vehicle...


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10 Vintage Trucks That Never Went Out of Style

These classic trucks are still seen on the road today. Their old age and storied pasts make them all the...


How Do Motorcycle Brakes Work?

Knowing how your motorcycle brakes work helps you become a better driver. Here's what happens on your bike when you...

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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.


10 Hands-Free Driving Devices You Need in Your Car Now

Many states have implemented the hands-free law that prohibits drivers from handling their cell phone while driving. And even if...

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How to Clean Inside Car Windows

Follow these steps to clean glass on the inside and get rid of fingerprints, smudges and the dust generated by...


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...


Stuff We Love: 7 Essentials You Should Always Have in Your Truck

You'll reach for these time and time again!


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

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

Installing a Lighted Truck Box Was Remarkably Easy

One of our editors took a crack at installing a Weather Guard lighted truck box. It went smoother than you...


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Stuff We Love: Truck Accessories

A well-organized truck is essential for productivity on the job site. Get these truck accessories and you'll waste less time...


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Fact or Fiction: Does Driving Without AC Actually Save Gas?

Sure, you can sweat it out without turning on a vehicle's air conditioning. But is it worth the sacrifice?


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21 Car Hacks That’ll Make Driving So Much Better

Whether you’re gearing up for a road trip or just want to make your daily commute less of a chore,...


Essential Gear For Your Truck and Trailer

We talked to construction pros to find out what tools and gear they always keep stored in their truck.

How to Never Scrape Your Windshield Again

Winter can be harsh. Not only is there all the snow blowing and shoveling, but scraping your car windshield can...


12 Cool Truck Accessories That Will Make Your Old Truck Smarter

These 12 truck accessories help you play catch-up with the latest, high-priced pickup trucks. Some are high-tech smart, some are...


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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...


13 Winter Driving Mistakes That Could Put You in Danger

Safe winter driving is as much about being cautious as it is avoiding dangerous mistakes. We asked winter driving experts...


Driving With Hazards On In Bad Weather: Is It Legal?

Maybe not. The laws vary from state to state.


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How Often Do I Change the Oil in My Motorcycle?

Not sure how often to change your motorcycle oil? Learn the answer to that question, along with the right oil...


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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...

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How to Repair Rust on a Car

As long as vehicle body panels are made from steel, they're going to rust.


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Vintage Family Handyman Woodworking Projects: Toys from the ‘80s

In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary and with the holiday season in full swing, take a look at these...


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What Is Car Smog and How Do I Get It Checked?

You've heard of smog, but do you really know what it is? We'll clear up the misconceptions and explain what...


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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.


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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Why Is My Car Shaking?

If your vehicle is shaking, it's not just an irritating nuisance. It means there's likely something wrong with your car.