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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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34 Secret Car-Buying Tips Your Dealer Won’t Tell You

Find out how to get the most value out of your purchase by side-stepping these common car dealer practices.


This Is the Cheapest Day of the Week to Buy Gas

Here's how to play it smart when you're at the pump.


How to Maintain Disc Brakes

How to Maintain Disc Brakes


How to Loosen Nuts, Bolts and Screws

Torches, screw extractors, oil and other tricks to help you free stuck fasteners. These tips work on any fasteners in...


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How to Hook Up a Trailer

Don’t lose your $25,000 boat or worse yet, kill someone.


Car Repair Tips for Fast Fixes

Want to keep your car running smoothly and problem-free? We asked our ace mechanics for their best DIY fixes, tips...


Snow Tires vs. All Season Tires

Learn the differences of winter tires vs. all-season tires, like snow tires have superior traction under snowy conditions


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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Car Maintenance: Make Your Tires Last

Maintain proper tire pressure


Car Repair: How to Jack Up a Car Safely

Follow these steps on how to jack up a car—it could save your life!


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.


Valve Cover Gasket Leak Replacement — 3 Steps!

Replace the leaking valve cover gasket on a 4-cylinder engine in less than an hour


How to Fix a Leaking Sunroof

Clearing a clogged drain tube will solve the problem


How to Install a Car MP3 Player

Install your own MP3 player and save a bundle


How to Repair a Windshield Washer

Diagnosis and repair are easy, cheap and fast.


I’m a Car Salesman—Here’s How to Outsmart Me

The smell of a new car is great. The process of buying a new car? Not so great. Here are...

Protect Your Vehicle from Freezing Over with This Trick

Here’s how to winterize your car for colder days and make driving easier on you. We'll show you how in...


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How to Choose a Trailer Brake Controller

Learn the options available for trailer brake controllers, how break controllers work and how to know which brake controller is...


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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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How to Get Stains Out of Car Seats

All you need are a few common products and a little bit of time. Read on to learn how to...

How to Turn Your Work Truck Into An Office

Construction pros spend more time than most in their trucks. Turn your truck into a productivity hub with just a...

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.


How to Teach Your Teen How to Drive

Keep your teen safe by teaching them proper driving skills.


How to Change the Oil in Your Car in 4 Simple Steps

A DIY oil change can be quick, tidy and you'll save big.


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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...


How to Change Your Engine Coolant

Over time, engine coolant loses its anticorrosive properties and lubricating ability. Some carmakers recommend changing the coolant every 30,000 miles....


How to Roll on Bedliner Paint in a Pickup Truck

Save hundreds of dollars with a roll on bedliner