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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 Car Anti-Theft Devices You Can Buy

Keep your vehicle secure and prevent break-ins with these anti-theft car devices.


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Car Horn Repair Tips

Car horn not working properly? Here's how to troubleshoot and pinpoint the problem.


4 Amazing Accessories to Trick Out Your Truck

Our editors give these four truck accessories a big thumbs-up


How to Fix Cigarette Burns in Car

A cigarette burn is an awful eyesore in your car. But it can be fixed and you can fix it...


Our 5 Favorite Tire and Wheel Cleaning Products for DIY Car Detailing

You can spend all day detailing your car, but if you skip the tires and wheels, you're making a big...


How to Turn Your Truck Into a Generator

All you need is an inverter and some DIY wiring


10 Best Beaters Under $5,000

Shopping on a budget? These 10 beater cars will get you far.

10 Things Snow Plow Drivers Want You to Know

If you think driving to and from work in the winter is difficult, imagine what it's like for a snow...


Improve Car Heating and Cooling by Replacing Your Car Cabin Air Filter

Improve your car's cooling and heating and save $70!


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12 Things to Do When Daylight Savings Time Begins

Spring Daylight Savings Time is a great reminder that the seasons are just about to change. Here's everything you should...


How to Fix Intermittent-Wiper and Turn Signal Problems on the Multifunction Switch

Tackle repairs to this complicated lever with a shop manual and a digital multimeter.


12 Things You’re Doing in Your Car—But Shouldn’t

You're probably guilty of at least one of these.


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Replace a Broken Side View Mirror

Crunch doesn't have to mean Ouch! Replace your side view mirror yourself and save money.


This Is the Best Time of the Week to Buy a Car

It’s probably not the most convenient, but it will get you the best deal.


5 Things Every DIYer Should Have in Their Truck

Gotta-have items our editors carry everywhere.


Plywood vs. OSB: Which Is Better?

Plywood vs OSB: There is a difference. Find out which one to use on your next project.

Cut Off Rusty Bolts

Inexpensive cutoff tool saves the day.


10 Car Brands That Cost the Least to Repair

Sticker price isn't the only cost to think about when buying a car.


The Best and Worst Car Brands for Customer Satisfaction

If you're looking for a new car in 2019, you'll want to check out how satisfied customers are with their...


How to Negotiate Car Price: 2 Approaches

Read about two options for negotiating the price of your next vehicle.

17 Items You Should Always Keep in Your Car

From basic to high-tech, this gear will help keep you safe on the road.


15 Car Problems You Can Diagnose (and Fix!) Yourself

Some car problems require a professional diagnosis and repair. But there are many car problems you can diagnose and fix...



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It’s Illegal to Leave Pets In Your Car in These States

It may seem harmless, but you could be looking at jail time!


Replace Door Locks on Your Car

Learn what you need to know about car door lock replacement. Replace a worn out lock actuator quickly and easily.


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How to Test an Alternator

Learn how to how to test an alternator without disconnecting your vehicle's battery.