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.


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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.


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How to Test a Car Battery

Car batteries eventually stop working and it's important to diagnose the problem correctly. Learn how to simply and safely test...

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How Often You Should Be Replacing the Cabin Air Filter in Your Car

It's one of those little maintenance jobs you tend to ignore—at the risk of your own health.


How to Clean Your Car Seats Like a Pro

Ride in clean comfort with these tips for how to clean car seats. With minimal effort, your car seats will...


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How to Fix Paint Chips on a Car in 4 Easy Steps

If you ignore chips and dings in your car's paint, they'll turn into a much bigger problem: Rust. Here's how...


Here’s What Those 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...


The Real Reason You Need to Repair a Chipped Windshield

That chipped windshield may have been caused by a small stone, but it could spell big trouble if you don't...


What You Should Know About Car Wax

If you've never waxed your car before but are interested in giving it a try, here's what you need to...


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3 Easy Ways to Remove Paint Scratches From a Car

Car paint gets marred all too easily, but you can easily repair scratches yourself (provided they're shallow) with polishing compound,...


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Should You Be Worried About Old Gas in Your Tank?

Exactly how much impact can old gas in your tank have on your car's performance? Our automotive experts weigh in.

Why Does My Steering Wheel Shake?

Modern vehicles are designed to drive smoothly, even on not-so-perfect road surfaces. Although some vibrations when driving can be normal,...


What Most People Don’t Know About Car Bumpers

Wondering exactly what a car bumper is and how it works? There's more to it than you might think! Here's...


The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Car Washes

When you just can’t do it yourself, there are plenty of ways to get your car washed. Whether your ride...


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5 Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Extreme weather can take its toll on your car’s interior, body and undercarriage. Use this spring cleaning checklist to help restore...


How to Fix a Burn Hole in Car Upholstery

Wondering how to repair those ghastly cigarette burns in your car seat? We’ve got you covered.


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Check Out This Incredible Camper Trailer Makeover

After almost 50 years of exposure to the sun, snow and rain, every exterior surface of this camper trailer needed work.