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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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Brake Light-Check Assistant

Stop asking people to tell you if your brake lights are working


How to Make a Truck-Bed Caddy

Keep everything in place with this genius hack for your pickup truck bed.


Plywood Carrier for Compact Trucks

Turn your compact-pickup bed into a plywood-carrying machine!


10 Things You Should Always Go To a Car Dealership For

Skilled DIYers can tackle many car problems – but there are some issues that should be taken to a professional...


Handle Panels With Ease From Truck to Table Saw

Find a tote that folds down when you don't need it to save space.


Add Oil Without Making a Mess

It’s hard to keep from spilling when you’re adding oil. That oil not only collects dust and dirt but can...


Insulate Your Battery

Everyone knows that cold weather is hard on a battery. But did you know that high heat is just as...


Lubricate the Tailgate Mechanism

When debris reaches the lock and latch mechanisms, the tailgate won’t open or won’t latch shut. You can fix it...

5 DIY Car Fixes That Save You Cash

Here are five of the best ways to save money on car maintenance. These are easy jobs that you can...


Storage? In the Fender?

We seldom write about vehicle accessories, but we were impressed by Dodge’s cool fender lockers on its 1500 pickups.


Hoist Your Bike to Make Room for Your Wheels

One of the major reasons buyers back away from a motorcycle purchase is that they’d have to park one of...


These 9 DIY Car Care Tips Are Essential for Spring

April showers bring May flowers, and a whole list of car troubles if you're not careful. Be sure to run...


Do You Know These 15 British Terms for Auto Parts?

They say that America and England are two nations divided by a common language, but is it true? Try your...


Best Tool Boxes for Trucks: How to Decide Which to Buy

We checked out locks, latches, materials and ease of use to come up with the winners in tool boxes for...


Simple Way to Add Traction to Your Car for Winter Driving

Adding water softener salt bags in the trunk of your rear-wheel-drive vehicle will add weight to the backside of your...


DIY Car Mats

One simple way to keep your car clean is to cut scraps of old carpet to fit on the floor...

Winter Car Tips: 12 Things You Should Always Have in Your Car During the Winter

Winter driving can be nerve-racking and often dangerous. If you're heading out into the snow and ice, here are 12...


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12 Myths You Need To Stop Believing About Your Car

These common myths could actually be ruining your car.


9 Things You’ll Regret Leaving In Your Car This Winter

Forget about those cans of soda? You may want to check the trunk...


How To Avoid These Common Car Failures This Winter

There’s nothing more depressing than hopping into a car on a blistery cold morning to find out that something isn’t...


12 Automotive Handy Hints

Working on a vehicle can be intimidating for non-mechanic types, but some tasks are very easy to do yourself. The...

Spray Silicone Lubricant on Wiper Blades

We’ve all experienced screeching windshield wiper blades while driving, especially folks that live regions with cold winter months.


Rain-X in Snowthrower Chute

When snow season comes around again, I like to give my snowthrower a tune-up, and that always includes spraying the


Pipe Insulation Car Hack

I cut foam pipe insulation to the length of the gaps, and then I wedged them in the gaps on...


10 Things to Keep Your Electric or Hybrid Car in Good Shape for the Winter

Don't let old man winter catch you off guard. Keep your hybrid/electric car running smoothly during the winter months. Here...


Reader Project: ’39 Ford Gets Rebuilt and Upgraded

When Dave Cobb first set eyes on this ’39 Ford, it was under dim, flickering light and the car didn’t seem to


11 Tips for Keeping a Clean Car

Keeping your car clean can be difficult. There are dirt roads, messy trees, pet hair and food crumbs. Here are...