Is your car interior dark? High-mount stop lamp burnt out? Can’t see in the fog? Here’s how to change the five auto light bulbs you never think of-until you need them.
Restoring your car’s interior is the simplest way to command a higher price when selling. Whether you’re planning to sell or just want to spiff up your daily driver, here are some ways to restore the interior of your car-without making a costly trip to the repair shop.
Learn the art of hauling lumber and other building materials safely, even in a short-bed pickup truck. With proper loading, you can eliminate loss or breakage – as well as the chance of accidents. Here’s how to transport things safely in your pickup truck.
We show you how to repack trailer wheel bearings to prevent the most common trailer breakdown. This DIY vehicle maintenance trick is an easy and cheap chore that will save you money in the long run.
Identifying two key codes on your car will help you buy the right parts for your car. Here’s how you can find your engine code or vehicle identification number (VIN).
Own a pickup truck or SUV? Our auto experts reveal the basics of DIY truck maintenance, including how to change the differential oil, replace a transfer case shift motor, get a jammed tailgate working again and other DIY repairs that can cost hundreds at a repair shop.
Prevent licence plate theft by using special screws that require a special security wrench to remove. They’re inexpensive and take only minutes to install.
Replace a broken taillight assembly by ordering a new one online and installing it using two ordinary hand tools.
Buy a precut mirror and fix the broken side view mirror on your car. The fix costs less than $20 for parts and supplies and takes only 10 minutes to complete!
Learn how to replace dashboard lights by removing the trim panel and instrument cluster. It sounds intimidating, but it’s simpler than you might think with the help of an online factory manual.
Whether it’s rubber or vinyl, side molding on late model cars is notorious for peeling off. Here are step-by-step DIY instructions to reattach it before it ends up on the highway.
You can solve most leaking sunroof problems by clearing a clogged drain tube with your shop vacuum. Here are the step-by-step instructions that can make this a DIY job.
Leather car seat repair might seem like a job for the pros, but don’t discount the DIY options at your disposal. Here’s how to use budget-friendly repair kits to fix small tears in leather or vinyl car seats before they get big and ugly.
Why spend more at the gas pump when you can easily spend less? Follow these simple tips and you’ll see a noticeable difference in your fuel costs.
Buy and use a torque wrench to prevent common over-tightening problems and avoid expensive fixes later.
A retractable LED work light is safer than incandescent drop lights, and a pocket LED puts light right where you need it in tight quarters.
Even if you have no experience repairing cars, you can do a brake check-inspecting brake pads and the condition of the rotors-with these easy-to-follow car maintenance instructions.
A windshield washer that doesn’t pump enough fluid is annoying, and can be hazardous. Here’s a quick diagnostic checklist that explains how to find the problem and fix your windshield washers.
Follow our do-it-yourself car maintenance tips to remove a rusted-on wheel using rust penetrant, a hand maul and a block of wood. Then prevent future rusting with anti-seize lubricant.
Vacuum leaks can cause a variety of engine problems, and pros charge money to find them. Here’s how to track them down yourself-armed with nothing more than a spray bottle.