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.

How to Refinish Car Wheels

If you go through the trouble of detailing your aging car, sooner or later the rusty wheels are going to...


How to Choose the Right Engine Oil and Oil Filter

Is your car's oil all black and gunky? Better change it now. Here's how to choose the right engine oil...


How to Fix an Automotive Short Circuit

Automotive electrical problems might seem insurmountable, but they're not. All you have to do is locate where the current stops...


Cleaning an Engine: Step-by-Step Instructions

Is your car or truck's engine a greasy mess? Don't really know how to clean an engine? Follow these simple...


How to Replace a Car Antenna

Got a bent or broken car antenna? You can easily fix both pillar-mount and fixed-mast antennas for less than $20...


Replacing a Car Thermostat: Step-by-Step Instructions

Replacing a car's thermostat (or T-stat) is an easy and inexpensive repair. In most cases it will cure an overheating...


4 Car Repair Scams to Watch Out For

Avoid being overcharged for a service you don't really need. Here are four car repairs you absolutely must drive away...


5 Easy Ways to Dispute Your Mechanic Bill

Worried about getting a bloated bill for your auto repairs? Here's advice on how to reduce your auto mechanic bill...

8 Things to Keep in Your Car in Case of Roadside Trouble

Along with that essential spare tire, there are a handful of less obvious items that you should keep in your...


Car Care and Repair: 6 Quick Fixes

Many of your auto-related issues can be fixed without costing you big bucks, or requiring a trip to the shop....


6 Things to Look For When Checking Oil

Want to check oil like a real mechanic? Here are six things the pros know to look for after pulling...