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.
What is a Car Diagnostic Scanner—And Do You Need One?
If your check engine light is on, you may save time and money by identifying the problem yourself with a...
How to Clean Car Seats Like the Pros
Follow these step-by-step instructions for an interior that looks as though it's been professionally detailed.
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,...
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...
15 Things You’re Doing to Your Car That Mechanics Wouldn’t
Your car goes through enough wear and tear as it is.
What to Do If Your Car Shakes When Braking
Sometimes cars shake when you brake. And while pulsating while braking is usually an easy fix, any issue with a...
This Clever Hack Will Keep Your Cup Holders Squeaky Clean
Is your ride essentially a junk drawer on wheels? Check out five quick and easy tips to clean and organize...
Does Driving Without the Air Conditioner On Actually Save Gas?
Sure, you can sweat it out without turning on a vehicle's air conditioning. But is it worth the sacrifice?
How to Find a Car’s Engine Code in the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Identifying two key codes will help you buy the right parts for your car. Here's how you can find the...
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.
What Is a Brake Caliper—And How Can You Tell If It’s Damaged?
If your car is equipped with disc brakes, brake calipers are critical to slowing and stopping your car. Here's what...
20+ Secrets Your Mechanic Won’t Tell You
Before you spend more money on car repairs, get the inside scoop from real auto mechanics on which expensive, unnecessary...
The Best Way to Clean Inside Car Windows
Banish fingerprints, smudges and dust for a crystal-clear view through your windshield and windows.
10 Myths You Need to Stop Believing About Your Car
Don’t let mechanics trick you! These common car myths could be costing you—and even putting you in danger.
How to Clean Rubber Car Mats
Cleaning the dried mud and spilled coffee off your rubber car mats is quick and easy with a high-pressure garden...
The Ultimate Roadside Emergency Guide
When you're dealing with roadside emergencies, it's always better to have a plan of attack than a panic attack.
13 Car Washing Tips the Pros Don’t Want You to Know
Want to get your car gleaming—without the professional price tag? Try these secrets to get that fresh-from-the-car-wash feel right at...