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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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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 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.


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


How to Change a Bike Tire

Changing a bicycle tire is simple to master and to teach your kids!


What Does Motor Oil Do?

Get smart about car oil


How and When to Change Oil in a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


Should You Buy Car Paint Sealant?

Apply sealant yourself and save money

How to Diagnose and Repair a Broken Auto Light Socket

Use simple detective work to unravel the mystery of a dead light


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Freeing Up a Rusted Wheel

Remove a tire stuck on a car without harming the rim


How to Test and Clean an EGR Valve

Get that new-car purr back again after cleaning an EGR valve


DIY Brake Tips

Use new high-temperature grease to improve long-term brake performance and wear


Buy a Used ATV: Your Buying Guide

Buying a used ATV can save you thousands over the price of a new model. But a low price is...

How to Check Brakes

Diagnose brake problems yourself


How to Replace Your Own Struts

Replace struts yourself and save $300


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...


Automotive Lubricants

Here's everything you need to know about automotive, household and shop lubricants like white lithium grease.


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...