Maintenance

Get advice on how to help keep your car looking like it just rolled off the lot. Learn how to give your car an oil change, fix car paint, install new accessories and replace your car battery and windshield—without the aid of a mechanic.

Strange Car Sounds—And What They Could Mean

Your car is always giving you feedback, but are you listening? An auto repair shop owner and licensed auto service technician describes common car sounds, and reveals what they could possibly mean.

20 Essential Tools Every Car Mechanic Needs

If you're doing car repairs, you need these items in your toolbox.


How to Recharge a Dead Car Battery Quickly—and Safely

We break down the right method to use depending on the situation.


What to Do When Your Car Won’t Start

Try these troubleshooting tricks before you call in the tow truck.


Which Rust Proofing Option is Right for You?

Find out which one is best for your car—and your budget.

How to Treat Your Engine with Sea Foam

Clear out a clogged engine with this easy treatment.


How to Change a Flat Tire, Step By Step

Got a flat? You could call for roadside assistance, or you could change a tire yourself with the help of...

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Top 10 Cleaning Tips for the Inside of Your Car

If you drive a lot for work or have kids and pets, you know how hard it can be to...


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5 Car Security Tips to Protect Your Ride

Protect your car from theft and vandalism with these car security tips.


Why Do My Brakes Keep Grinding?

If you hear your brakes grinding, something is wrong. Here are four likely causes for the noise and what you...


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13 Things You Should Know About Car Maintenance

Conducting proper maintenance on your vehicle can extend the life of your car, and most importantly, potentially save you a...

Why You Shouldn’t Attach Any Other Keys to Your Ignition Key

It's hard to believe something as small as keys could have such a big impact on your vehicle.


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How to Maintain Car Tires: 3 Things You Can Do to Extend the Life of Your Tires

One of the most critical maintenance chores for cars is checking the tires regularly. You'll save money and extend the...


How to Fix a Car Blower Motor

Restore multiple speeds to your auto heater/air conditioner blower by replacing a resistor module. It's a simple, quick change-out.


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15 Things You Should Never Do To Your Car

If your goal is to keep your car in great shape, don't even consider doing any of these things.


How to Jump Start a Car Safely

Ever found yourself stranded with a weak or dead car battery? Learn how to jump start your car safely with...

Can You Put Racing Oil in Your Daily Driver?

Racing oil is a special blend of oil designed for the rigours of high speeds—not for daily driving. Here's why...


Is a High Mileage Oil Filter Worth It?

High mileage oil filters and motor oil, which fight corrosion and other problems caused by combustion gases, can be especially...


This is the Dirtiest Place in Your Car

According to new research, parts of your car can be dirtier than a toilet seat. Can you guess which is...


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Why Are My Windshield Wipers Squeaky?

When your windshield wipers squeak, you need to determine the source of the noise. Here are four of the most...


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How to Fix Rust On Your Car

If you ignore rust spots on your car, they'll spread and turn your sheet metal into Swiss cheese in no...


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15 Crazy Things Car Mechanics Have Seen on the Job

Most car mechanics have a tale or two to tell. Here are some of the craziest things car mechanics have...


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11 Things You Should Never Keep in Your Glove Compartment

While drivers need to keep important documents in their vehicles, keeping them in your glove compartment can also make you...


This is the Best Polish For Your Dashboard—and It’s in Your Pantry!

A budget-friendly way to make your dashboard shine—without chemicals.

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8 Car Anti-Theft Devices to Protect Your Ride

According to reports, 87,000 vehicles were stolen across Canada in 2019 alone. Keep your car safe—and maintain your peace of...


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How to Replace a Broken Side View Mirror

Buy a precut mirror and fix the broken side view mirror on your car. The fix costs less than $20...


This Is Why You Should Never Leave a Water Bottle in a Hot Car

It has nothing to do with drinking icky warm water...


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Here’s What a Clay Bar Does—and Why You Need One in Your Car Care Arsenal

Why would you want to take clay—yes, the same stuff that’s dug up out of the ground—and rub it against...



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5 DIY Car Repair and Maintenance Tasks To Keep Your Car Running Well

No one likes paying for car repairs and maintenance. Save money by doing these simple maintenance tasks and repairs yourself.