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.

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking?

Brake squeal is not uncommon; often caused by worn brake hardware, pads or rotor finish. But are squeaky brakes dangerous...


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...


How to Check Tire Pressure

Learning how to check tire pressure is easy and inexpensive. Make it a part of your monthly maintenance routine in...


What to Know About Fuel Stabilizers

Find out why this special liquid is so important for trouble-free operation of engines stored for more than a few...


Here’s Why You Need to Touch Your Car Before Pumping Gas

This simple action will keep you safe when pumping gas.


DIY Tutorial: How to Replace a Fuel Pump

Need to change your fuel pump? These step-by-step instructions from the experts at NAPA Canada make replacing a fuel pump...


This is the Safest (and Fastest!) Way to Remove Snow from Your Car

We know, it's cold. Here's how to do the job quickly.


DIY Tutorial: How to Replace Engine Gaskets

Armed with these tips from the auto pros at NAPA Canada, you'll be able to replace your gaskets in no...

The 1-Second Tire Test That Could Save Your Life

Phones may not be the number one culprit when it comes to safe driving.


Car Freshening Hacks You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

These unconventional tips will help get rid of car smells and keep unwanted odours at bay.


3 Easy Ways to Remove Scratches from a Car

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


7 Reasons Why You Should Never Go to Another Car Wash

Between the whipping brushes, acid-etching chemicals and mineral deposits, you might want to think twice before heading to the car...


How to Unlock a Car Door Without Your Keys

The next time you lock your keys in the car, you’ll want to try these genius tricks.


How to Repair a Car Heater Hose

It's a good idea to keep a heater hose repair kit in your car (and learn how to use it)...


How to Change Front Brake Pads: Step By Step Instructions

Changing front brake pads is simpler than replacing rear disc brakes, and if you have experience doing basic repairs the...


How to Diagnose and Repair a Broken Auto Light Socket

Got a headlight out? Use these four simple steps to determine if your bad headlight or taillight is caused by...

5 Invaluable Tools You Should Always Have in Your Car

These tools will always get you out of a jam—and possibly save your life.


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...


How to Do an Oil Change Yourself: DIY Oil Change Tips You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

One of the most critical maintenance chores for cars is changing the oil regularly. Learn how to do an oil...


How to Clean a Motorcycle: Motorcycle Detailing Tips From the Pros

Whether you're selling your bike or just want it to look its best, detailing a motorcycle pays dividends. Find out...


How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

When it comes to predicting how long car batteries last, several factors come into play.


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How to Repair a Leather Car Seat

Leather car seat repair might seem like a job for the pros, but don't discount the DIY options at your...


This Is How Much Gas You Should Be Keeping in Your Tank

Keeping this much gas in the tank can help prevent damage and extend the life of your car.


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...


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100 Car Maintenance Tasks You Can Do on Your Own

Car maintenance seems daunting at first, but start small and work up the car repair ladder. Here are 100 car...


Replacing Power Door Locks: Step-by-Step Instructions

Power door locks not working? You'll likely have to replace the actuator, which is a DIY job provided you have...