Conducting proper maintenance on your vehicle can extend the life of your car, and most importantly, potentially save you a lot of money down the road. These 13 maintenance tips will keep you on the right track.
Car mechanics reveal the 20 automotive tools they couldn’t live without, including a battery-powered impact wrench, an air ratchet, a bolt spinner and an automotive stethoscope.
Find out how to improve the cooling power of your car’s air conditioning in four simple steps with an easy-to-use AC recharge kit.
Is the interior of your car basically a junk drawer on wheels? Here are five quick and easy car organizing tips that can bring order to even the most chaotic ride.
Certain additives, including fuel additives, are worthy investments. They can clean your fuel injectors (and may increase fuel mileage), bolster older transmission performance, seal head gasket leaks and stop radiator leaks.
Learn how to change coolant with do-it-yourself tips from The Family Handyman’s auto repair expert and save big bucks in service charges at the mechanic.
Learn how to clean a cloudy headlight with these do-it-yourself tips, and save a whack of cash in headlight replacement costs.
Are your car seats hopelessly stained or torn-or just plain ugly? Learn how to order and install custom car seat covers for both back and front seats.
In late-model cars, turn signals and intermittent wiper controls are the most common failures on the multifunction switch. Doing the repair yourself isn’t as complicated as it looks-and it’ll save you money!
Do you have a headlight out? Use these four simple steps to determine if your bad headlight or taillight is caused by a burnt-out bulb, a corroded socket or a bad wire. Plus, learn how to repair your broken auto light socket.
Ever wondered how to repair fibreglass? Here’s how to make invisible do-it-yourself fixes for scuffs, dents and scratches in fibreglass boats and other fibreglass items.
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!