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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.

20 Cool Tech Add-Ons for Your Car

These accessories are about to make your car a whole lot smarter and cooler.


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Safety Basics to Prep Power Yard Equipment for Spring

It's springtime! Time to get outside and do yard work. Here are 10 tips to keep your outdoor power equipment...


7 Best Generators for Powering Your RV

Choosing the right RV generator matters. Here are our recommendations based on power output, noise level and quality.


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10 Things You Should Know About Gasoline

Do you think premium gas is free of ethanol and the best choice for small engines? Do you ever treat...

Yes, You Need to Winterize Your Lawn Mower. Here’s How.

Now’s the time to put your lawn mower away before the ground is covered with a foot of snow. We'll...


10 Gadgets That’ll Make Your Car Smarter

These accessories are here to make your car a whole lot smarter and cooler.

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How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower

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


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This New Mower From Honda is Perfect For DIYers—Here’s Why

For Honda Power Equipment's 35th anniversary they released a new walk-behind mower that's an improvement from their top-selling HRR mower.


What are Drum Brakes and How Do They Work?

A drum brake system, including the drum, brake shoes, and brake cylinder is explained, with guidelines for maintenance and inspection.


Why is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...

Create the Ultimate Truck for DIYing with These 13 Accessories

A DIYer's pickup truck has to be hard-working on the weekends and family friendly the rest of the week. So,...


10 Car Accessories That Keep You Hands-Free

When drivers take their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel to call someone, send a text...


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

There are still some drivers who check their oil levels every time they gas up, but most mowers of lawns...


Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.


Automotive Accessories, Tips and Tools You Need to Know About

Expert advice on repair, maintenance and gear.

4 Amazing Accessories to Trick Out Your Truck

Our editors give these four truck accessories a big thumbs-up


Our 5 Favorite Tire and Wheel Cleaning Products for DIY Car Detailing

You can spend all day detailing your car, but if you skip the tires and wheels, you're making a big...


17 Items You Should Always Keep in Your Car

From basic to high-tech, this gear will help keep you safe on the road.


How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...


11 Great Tips for DIY Car Body Repair

Do you prefer to work on your car yourself? Do you like the idea of being able to fix a...


15 Strangest Things Mechanics Have Found in Cars

Think French fries on the floorboard and stinky gym shoes in the back seat of your car is bad? That’s...


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Using a Diagnostic Car Code Reader

Unravel the mysteries of the “Check Engine” light with a car code reader.


Retire Your Old Automotive Test Light

Replace your incandescent test light with a digital LED test light

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Keep Your Automotive Tools at Your Fingertips

I really like my trusty rolling mechanic’s stool because it saves my knees when I work on cars and small...


Simple Ladder Transportation

Get longer items hauled securely and save room in the bed of your truck


Automotive Tool Improvement

My oil filter removal tool would slide around and not grip the oil filter.


Storage? In the Fender?

We seldom write about vehicle accessories, but we were impressed by Dodge’s cool fender lockers on its 1500 pickups.


Simple Way to Add Traction to Your Car for Winter Driving

Adding water softener salt bags in the trunk of your rear-wheel-drive vehicle will add weight to the backside of your...


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How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade

A sharp lawn mower blade will help keep your grass healthy.