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How To Safely Jump Start a Car With Jumper Cables

Follow these simple steps to make good, safe connections and jump a car.

How to Clean Corroded Battery Terminals

Car battery maintenance is an important part of keeping your vehicle running smoothly. Here's everything you need to know.


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The Sneaky Way Thieves Target Your Car Key Fob

Keyless ignition systems have become so convenient, but they're also attracting hackers. Here's how to protect yours.


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Family Handyman Approved: Sea Foam Motor Treatment

Keep your engines running smoothly.


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What Are Run-Flat Tires and Are They Right For You?

Run-flat tires have been around for decades, but that doesn't mean everyone knows what they are. We're here to get...

What Is the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake Symbol on Tires?

Driving through snow and ice this winter? You'll be safer if your tires display this small (but important) symbol.


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Are Snow Tires Really Better Than All-Season Tires?

Snow tires outperform all-season tires under snowy and icy conditions. They'll give you better traction, more stability in turns and...

Purdue University Developing Roadway That Charges Electric Vehicles

This new tech could change roads and increase electric vehicle viability in the United States.


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Tips for Saving Money on Vehicle Tires

Buying tires is no one's favorite reason to spend money. Investing a little time to find saving opportunities can save...


Car Part Shortage Continues to Bog Down the Auto Market

A computer chip shortage is complicating things for automobile dealers and buyers. Learn more here.


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You Should Know What the Numbers on Your Tires Mean

There's more to those numbers than meets the eye. Here's what those numbers on your tires mean—and why knowing them...

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How to Put Snow Chains on Your Tires

If you've purchased snow chains and don't know how to put them on your car (or you're just curious) don't...


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How Long Do Windshield Wipers Last?

Windshield wipers are an important safety feature and they don't last forever. Checking wipers for damage or wear before you...


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How Often Should You Replace Your Timing Belt?

Have you ever wondered if it's time to replace a timing belt? For the answer, listen to your engine and...


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Different Types of Car Tires

With so many types of tires, how do you choose? Here's the info you need to get beyond the sales...


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Fact or Fiction: Can I Pump Gas With My Car Running?

We answer the age-old question if running your car engine while refueling is safe, and review the potential dangers.

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What To Know About Car Tires

A lot happens where the rubber meets the road. Get up to speed on the basics of tires and how...


12 Silent Signs Your Car Is Failing

Those warning signs you might think aren't a big deal actually could indicate a major problem. Here are some silent...


What to Do if Your Catalytic Converter Is Stolen

Catalytic converters are an increasingly popular target for thieves looking to make a quick chunk of change. Here's what you...


How Do Motorcycle Brakes Work?

Knowing how your motorcycle brakes work helps you become a better driver. Here's what happens on your bike when you...


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13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Car

Put the brakes on these all-too-common mistakes to help keep your car on the road and out of the shop.


Check it Out: The StoneDeks System

Tired of building the same old deck and covering it in wood or composite deck boards? Check out the StoneDeks...


Mark Cuban Invests in Rebar Tying Robot

A fledgeling construction automation company recently got a big boost from some high profile investors.


Modern Building Products and Materials You Should Be Using Already

Houses today are stronger, more efficient and safer to work on. Modern building products have a lot to do with...

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10 Bad Gas Pump Habits That Cost You Hundreds Each Year

These gas pump habits may seem harmless, but they're likely costing you money every time you fill up.


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How to Test a Spark Plug to See If It’s Working

Every small gasoline engine has a spark plug, and this key component requires periodic inspection and testing. Learn how to...


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How to Clean a Small-Engine Spark Plug

All small engines have a spark plug, and cleaning spark plugs from time to time helps keep your equipment running...


Why Won’t My Car Shift Gears?

Like a manual transmission with a bad clutch, a driver with an automatic transmission may have trouble getting their car...


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20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.


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How Car Brakes Work and How to Tell When They Go Bad

Learn how your brakes slow and stop your car, and how to tell if your brakes aren't working properly.