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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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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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5 Best Car Tires

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 Tire

Do you know how to change a tire? It's really not that difficult. Here are some tips that will make...


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...


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...


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...


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

How to Safely Jack Up a Truck

Follow these steps to get your truck up on jacks and ready to work on.


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...


How to Check Tire Pressure with a Digital Tire Gauge

Check car tire pressure regularly to save money on gas and wear on your tires after you learn how to...


Should You Buy Car Paint Sealant?

Apply sealant yourself and save money


DIY Brake Tips

Use new high-temperature grease to improve long-term brake performance and wear

How to Check Brakes

Diagnose brake problems yourself


How to Replace Your Own Struts

Replace struts yourself and save $300


Changing Brake Fluid

Test your brake fluid and replace it if it's worn out


Brake Pad Replacement Cost and Repair – Avoid Getting Ripped Off

How to get a good brake job and save $1,000 over the life of your car. Here are tips for...


How to Change Brake Pads

How to change brake pads is simpler than replacing rear disc brakes. If you have experience with basic repair brake...


Fix a Leaking Tire Valve Stem in 5 Minutes

Five minutes is all the time you need for this quick, easy valve stem fix.