Automotive

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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How to Unlock a Car Door Without Your Keys

The next time you lock your keys in the car, you’ll want to try these genius tricks.

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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...


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How to Temporarily Cover a Broken Car Window

Protect your car with a temporary window cover made with tape and a high-density garbage bag that will stand up...


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Why Won’t My Windshield Wipers Turn Off?

Got windshield wipers that won't turn off? There are several possible causes. Learn why this problem happens and how to...


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How to Properly Dispose of Motor Oil

Disposing of used motor oil requires careful attention, but pays dividends for the environment. The bottom line: Recycling is the...

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How to Efficiently Charge a Car Battery

Without a charged battery, your vehicle won't get you anywhere. Learn all about how to charge a battery so you...


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How to Check Oil in a Car

Knowing how to check the oil is one of the most essential tasks you can do to take care of...


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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...


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How to Test a Car Battery

Car batteries eventually stop working and it's important to diagnose the problem correctly. Learn how to simply and safely test...


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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Learn how to clean leather car seats for spotless, hydrated, supple leather that's protected from cracks and dryness.


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How to Clean Car Carpet

Learn how to clean car carpet and eliminate old stains and smells for good.


How to Wash Car Windows

Learn how to clean car windows for sparkling clean glass that gives you the best visual clarity, particularly on rainy...


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Best Car Wax Removers for 2020

Preparing to paint or coat your car, and wondering how to remove car wax? Here are six of the best...

How to Properly Clean Car Tires

Proper maintenance of your vehicle's tires depends upon a regular cleaning regimen. Here's how to clean tires using a simple,...


How to Remove Wax From a Car

Car wax is useful, but sometimes it needs to be removed. Learn how to remove car wax before polishing, coating...


How to Properly Wax a Car

Ever wonder how to wax a car? Follow these steps and learn how to boost your car's appearance and protection.


How to Properly Clean a License Plate

No vehicle looks its best with a dirty license plate. Follow these key cleaning tips and you'll have your license...


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How to Prepare Your Boat for Summer

Excited to get out on the water? Use this checklist to prepare your boat for the upcoming season and beyond.


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How to Clean Cloth Car Seats

Cleaning cloth car seats is easy — it just takes a little elbow grease and attention to detail with the...


How to Clean Cloth Car Mats

Learn how to clean your car's cloth mats to see a big difference in your interior. Your mats will look...


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How to Clean Rubber Car Mats

Cleaning the dried mud and spilled coffee off your rubber car mats is quick and easy with a high-pressure garden...

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How to Get That New Car Smell

People love that new car smell — but what is it? And how can you keep your car smelling like...


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How to Clean Inside Car Windows

Say goodbye to dirty car windows with these easy-to-follow steps.


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The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Car Washes

A pro car wash can be fully automated or done by hand. Here's how to decide which option is right...


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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...


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 to Do When Your Engine Is Knocking

Take action to stop engine knocking before your engine becomes seriously damaged.