New Winter ‘Flash Freeze’ Is Coming – Here’s How To Prep Your Car & Home
With snow on the way and temps dropping, it's a good idea to brush up on winter basics.
6 Critical Places to Lubricate Your Car Before Winter
When cold weather is right around the corner, that's the time to get your car ready for winter driving: lube...
Reader Project: Backseat Drivers Wanted
Greg Gerwitz runs an old-fashioned, family-owned auto repair shop. And here’s one of his family projects. With help from his
Reader Project: Cabin on Wheels
Ever since high school, Adam Fisher dreamed of turning a school bus into a “hunting and fishing cabin.” And here’s his masterpiece.
10 Best Practices for Cold Weather and Winter Driving
When cold weather approaches, prepare yourself for cold weather and winter driving with some of these tips.
Truck Bed Reach Stick
Loading and unloading your truck can be time-consuming and tiresome, especially when you have to climb in and out of
How to Fix a Twisted Key
Clamp the key in a vise with the twisted end pointing up. Then use pliers to carefully twist the key...
Must-Know Garage Storage Tips for Weekend Mechanics
Whether your garage could be confused with a Nascar trailer or you just like to change your brakes, these tips...
Breaker Bar for Every Car
Add a length of pipe to turn a short lug wrench into a longer lug wrench and loosen over-tightened lug...
Create Your Own Emergency Car Kit
Having an emergency kit in your car is smart. Even in mild weather, you can get stranded or stuck, and...
Learn how to fix an automotive dent from 3M and Chip Foose
Chip Foose is a world famous car renovation expert and the host of Velocity TV’s “Overhaulin.” The experts at the...
How to Check Transmission Fluid
The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to check your transmission fluid to prevent damage to...
How to Buy the Right Ball Mount For Safe Towing
In order to tow a trailer safely, the tongue must be level with the road.
8 Mechanic’s Tool Tips for DIYers
It's not only about having the right tools. These tool tips can show you when, where and how to use...
Hack Your Car Top Carrier: Loading Tips and Safety Smarts
Getting building materials home from the lumberyard or home center is easy if you own a pickup truck or a...
Upgrade Your Motorcycle Safety Gear
We talked to helmet, glove, boot and clothing gear manufacturers to get the scoop on new gear as well as...
Alternator Replacement: When to Listen to Your Mechanic
When replacing and alternator, other upgrades are worth doing too