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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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What to Know About Driving Your Electric Vehicle in Winter

Follow these tips for winterizing your electric vehicle, minimizing the effects of cold temperatures on your battery and maximizing battery...


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7 Best Snow Tires for Your Car

No matter what you drive, there's a snow tire for your vehicle. We've chosen seven top performers for you to...


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Car Maintenance Schedule to Follow for Good Car Health

Maintenance is key to long car life and good performance. Keep your car in excellent shape by knowing what needs...


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Storing Your RV for the Winter

As RV season ends, you need to start thinking about where to store your RV or camper. Learn about all...


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What To Do When Your Car Heater Won’t Work

Driving an ice-cold car on a frigid morning is no fun and a heater blowing cold air is not only...


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Are Snow Tires Right For Your Car?

Wondering if snow tires are right for your car? Learn all about them here, how they work, and if purchasing...


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Are Snow Chains Right for Your Vehicle?

If you live where winter brings snow and ice, snow chains on your tires can make driving safer. Here's what...


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Top Tactics to Winterize an RV or Camper

Learn how to winterize your RV or camper to protect it from the freezing conditions of winter and prevent expensive...

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What Oil Does My Car Need in Winter?

Colder temperatures can change how well motor oil keeps your engine running. You may need to change the oil to...


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Why Is My Car Idling Roughly?

While idling in the driveway, your car starts shaking. If that shaking is rough idle, you've got a problem that...


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7 Best Tire Chains for Winter Driving

Planning to do some serious winter driving? Snow chains can make a big difference! Here are the best snow chains...


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8 Best Car Dog Barriers

If your dog can't sit still in the car, a dog barrier will ensure they don't end up in your...


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What to Know About Municipal Ice Melt Methods

Winter is coming, which means nasty weather and treacherous driving. Snow and ice can wreak havoc, so melting the ice...


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What Is Ideal Tire Pressure in Cold Weather?

Lower temperatures mean lower tire pressure, so be prepared to inflate your tires more often during the cold weather months.


Family Handyman’s Vintage Truck Ads from the ‘80s

As part of our 70th Anniversary celebration, Family Handyman takes a look back at the rough-'n-tumble trucks of the 1980s.


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Why Is My Oil Filter Leaking?

An oil leak can leave a few drops or a big puddle under your engine. Ignoring a leaky oil filter...

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6 Prime Day Products to Help Us Weather the Winter

Winter is right around the corner. These Prime Day products will help you prepare for the snow and ice.


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Why Does My Car Keep Overheating?

Summer heat increases the danger of your car overheating, but your engine can run hot at any time. Learn the...


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The Fluid Flushes Your Car Needs

A multitude of fluids are required to keep your car running smoothly. Flushing those fluids can help extend the life...


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What’s the Big Deal About Liquid Glass Car Polish?

Liquid Glass has been revered among car enthusiasts for producing a long-lasting paint shine with minimal effort. But is it...


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What Makes a Car Backfire?

The gurgle, pop or bang of a car backfiring can be frightening! Wonder what casues that noise? There are lots...

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Best Car Polishes of 2022

Want to improve your vehicle's sheen, but aren't sure which is the best car polish? Learn about eight great polish...


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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Changing My Own Oil

Check out these tips and learn from past mistakes before you pop the hood to change your engine oil.


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Why Do My Tires Squeak While Driving?

Squeaking tires while driving isn't just annoying — it could be a warning of a serious problem. Don't ignore that...


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Why Do My Brakes Lock Up When Trying to Stop?

Brakes locking up, whether in an emergency or while simply slowing down, can be a frightening experience. Here's what you...


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Why Do My Brakes Keep Grinding?

If you hear your brakes grinding, something is wrong. Here are four likely causes for the noise and what you...


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Can I Fix Hail Damage to My Car?

Wondering if you can fix hail damage to your car yourself? It may be possible if you have the right...