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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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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 more desirable to drive.

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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...


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Best Car Polishes of 2020

Want to improve your vehicle's sheen, but aren't sure which is the best car polish? Learn about eight great polish...


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Why Are My Car Brakes Making Noise?

Unusual noise coming from your brakes is a warning that one of your car's most critical safety systems is malfunctioning....

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Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Brake squeal is a common problem often caused by worn brake hardware, pads, or rotor finish. But are squeaky brakes...


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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...

Top Bad Brake Booster Symptoms

Knowing the most common bad brake booster symptoms gives you early warning that the safety of your vehicle is at...


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 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...


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Best Car Tires for 2020

Need some new car tires, but overwhelmed by all the options? Learn about five of the best tires on the...

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Stuff We Love: Restore Coat Flex Paint

This unique paint brings new life to old leather and more


3 Easy Ways to Remove Scratches from a Car

Removing paint scratches from your car is easier than you think.


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...


Best Tools for Flaring Brake Lines

The proper tools make the difference when flaring brake lines. Make sure you have the right ones on hand to...


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How to Measure Tire Tread

Watch and learn how to measure tire tread

The Source of Most Disc Brake Problems

Become familiar with problems that arise in disc brakes, how they affect your ability to safely operate your vehicle, and...


Mark Cuban Invests in Rebar Tying Robot

A fledgeling construction automation company recently got a big boost from some high profile investors.


How Often Should You Change Your Brake Pads?

Determining how often you should change your brake pads is not rocket science. Your ears will provide the answer if...


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


How to Repair Chipped Car Paint in 4 Simple Steps

Repair your car's paint chip now before it mushrooms into a much bigger expense.


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Stuff We Love: Bridgestone Blizzak Winter Tires

I thought colder temperatures and ice would be roadblocks for the DM-V2s, but they weren't. The Blizzak tires handled both...


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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!

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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.


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Brake Caliper Paint Pointers

Brake caliper paint does not affect performance, but it does affect the appearance of a vehicle with expensive rims. What...


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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...


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Causes and DIY Fixes for Smoking Brakes

What does it mean when your brakes are smoking? Learn the causes and DIY fixes for smoking brakes along with...


Check it Out: The StoneDeks System

Tired of building the same old deck and covering it in wood or composite deck boards? Check out the StoneDeks...


Modern Building Products and Materials You Should Be Using Already

Houses today are stronger, more efficient and safer to work on. Modern building products have a lot to do with...