Maintenance

Car maintenance tips, with advice on do-it-yourself auto repairs 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.

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9 Times You Should Be Using Your Emergency Brake—and 3 Times You Shouldn’t

It was one of the first things you learned in driver's ed, so of course you know when to use your emergency brake… or do you?

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13 Car Problems You’ll Regret Ignoring

From the dreaded "check engine" light to dangerously low tire pressure, here are the automotive issues you should deal with...


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How to Change a Fuel Filter in 4 Easy Steps

Dirt is the number one enemy of your engine's fuel system. A clean fuel filter is one of the best ways...


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13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Car

Put the brakes on these common mistakes to help keep your car on the road and out of the shop.


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5 Headlight Upgrades for Better Style, Safety and Performance

These headlight upgrades give your ride a fresh set of eyes—with improved nighttime vision.

How to Remove Rust From Brake Rotors

Rusty rotors peeking out from behind your expensive alloy wheels? Here's how to remove rust from brake rotors.


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Can You Name These 12 Car Dashboard Lights?

Do you know what all of the different lights on your car's dashboard mean? Or do you just ignore them...


The Freezing Point of Gasoline and Its Effect on Your Car

There are plenty of things to worry about when it comes time to winterize your vehicle—is freezing gasoline one of...


How to Replace a Car Starter

If you try to start your vehicle and the engine turns too slowly (or not at all), the starter or...


Try This Simple Hack and You’ll Never Miss Another Oil Change

Can't remember when your car had its last oil change? This hack can help!


How to Get Rid of Salt Stains in Your Car

It's tough to keep your car looking clean this time of year, especially where carpeting and floor mats are concerned....


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13 Cleaning Tricks Car Washers Won’t Tell You

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...


What To Do When You Accidentally Fill Your Gas Tank with Diesel Fuel

Gasoline in a diesel tank or diesel in a gasoline tank; either way it's not great news. Here are step-by-step...

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Changing Spark Plugs: What You Need to Know Before You Attempt to DIY

Changing spark plugs is an easy job—provided you have the proper tools, equipment and expertise. Here's what you should know...


9 Things That Can Happen to Your Car When You Don’t Drive It

If you haven't picked up your car keys in a while, you should be aware of these nine things that...



How Often Should You Wash Your Car in Winter?

If you live where winter brings snow, slush, sand and salt, it's nearly impossible to keep your car's exterior clean....


How Often Should You Change Your Brake Pads?

How often should you change your brake pads? The answer depends on the unique combination of your vehicle and typical...


5 Clever Car Organizing Tips You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Is the interior of your car basically a junk drawer on wheels? Here are five quick and easy car organizing...


How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

Learn how to replace wiper blades with these step-by-step instructions from the auto experts at NAPA Canada.


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...

Protect Your Vehicle from Freezing Over with This Trick

All you need is dry Teflon spray, spray lithium grease, a rag and glass cleaner.


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What to Know About Changing Your Car’s Oil Filter

Want to take the best possible care of your vehicle? Learn all about oil filters and when and why your...


10 Car Repairs You’ve Probably Wasted Money On

Car repair and maintenance is essential to the safe, efficient operation of your vehicle. Don't skimp or delay on important...


Why You Need to Keep a Nail File in Your Car This Winter

It has *nothing* to do with your manicure.


How to Pour Oil Into Your Engine—Without Making a Mess

Believe it or not, there's a right way and a wrong way to pour oil from a plastic bottle into...


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9 Things You’ll Regret Leaving in Your Car This Winter

Forget about those cans of soda? You may want to check the trunk...