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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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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...


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How to Jump Start a Car Using Jumper Cables Safely

Learn how to jumpstart a car safely. Follow these four simple steps to make good, safe connections and jump a...



Fix a Leaking Tire Valve Stem in 5 Minutes

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


Plywood vs. OSB: Which Is Better?

Plywood vs OSB: There is a difference. Find out which one to use on your next project.


How to Clean an Engine

Add resale value to your car by keeping your engine clean.

Vehicle Diagnostics: How To Find Engine Codes

Identify two key codes to help buy the right parts at an auto store


Buying a Car Jack and Jack Stands

Make sure car stands are solid and safe.


How to Check Brake Fluid

Make sure the corrosion inhibitor in your brake fluid hasn't worn out


Protect Your Engine With Additives

Fuel additives improve engine performance and other additives solve a variety of engine/drive-train problems


How to Choose the Right Car Oil and Filter

Use the right oil and filter and make your car last


Restarting Your Car Does Not Use More Fuel Than Idling, Here’s Why

You’re actually wasting money by leaving that car idle!


Truck & SUV Tire Buying Guide

Use this tire buying guide to learn how to buy truck and SUV tires


Fix a Flat Survival Guide

Got a flat tire? You'll survive.

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Learn About Tires

There's more to tires than meets the eye


How to Buy Tires

Buy tires the smart way—set priorities and do your homework


How to Fix a Gas Octane Mixup

Easy fix for a gas pump mix up


Car Care: How to Pour Oil

Eliminate oil bottle “burps”


Change a Tire: Two Jacks Make it Easy

Jacks with no moving parts mean less hassle

Diagnose Car Problems With a Stethoscope

Is there a doctor in the car?


Service Your Spare Tire Carrier

Lubricate your spare tire lift to make sure you have access to your spare when you need it.