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.

15 Car Problems You Can Diagnose (and Fix!) Yourself

Some car problems require a professional diagnosis and repair. But there are many car problems you can diagnose and fix...


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How to Care For Your Car Battery: The 10-Minute Car Battery Check-Up

Keep your car battery working at peak performance (and avoid an expensive service charge) with these tips for a 10-minute seasonal...


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Dead Battery? Here’s How to Jump-Start a Car With a Booster Pack

Learn about the latest jump-starting methods and about what you need to safely jump-start and replace a car battery with...


10 Creative Ways to Stay Warm in a Car That Has No Heat

If you don't have heat in your car and the temperatures drop, you could be in for a very uncomfortable...


How to Silence Your Car’s Annoying Squeaks—in 10 Minutes Flat

By the time you start hearing squeaks and groans whenever you open your door, hood, gas tank lid or trunk,...


How to Fix a Car’s Power Antenna

Fix a car power antenna that's stuck by replacing a burned-out motor or bad cable/mast.


How to Repair Car Paint: A DIY Fix for Chipped, Scratched and Flaking Car Paint

Our guide will show you how to remove and repair flakes, chips, dents, dings and scratches on your car's finish...


14 Signs Your Car Is About to Die

Maybe you love your old car—or the fact that it's paid off. Either way, there comes a point when it’s...

This Is What Reporting Car Trouble Will Be Like in the Future

If you think your car is high-tech now, just wait. When 
driverless cars arrive in a few years, computers might...


How to Replace Your Car’s Cabin Air Filter

Get expert tips on changing your car's cabin air filter, and learn how to keep the air in your car...


Why You Need to Wrap Your Car Key Fob in Foil

No, it has nothing to do with UFOs.


15 Strangest Things Mechanics Have Found in Cars

Think French fries on the floorboard and stinky gym shoes in the back seat of your car is bad? That's...


Drivers Make Hilarious Confessions About How Clean Their Cars Really Are

The inside of your car is either clean and tidy, or a disaster area. Rarely is there an in-between.


7 Car Maintenance Jobs you Can Do Yourself

You don't have to be a professional mechanic to tackle these 10-minute car maintenance jobs.


15 DIY Car Wash Tricks and Tips

Cut through that built up grime and dirt and get your car sparkling with these easy do-it-yourself car wash solutions.


Oil Change: How to Do-It-Yourself

A regular oil change can prolong the life of your car. Save time and money by doing this 20-minute oil...

4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Getting an Oil Change

We all know our vehicles need an oil change and oil filter replacement every 6,000 to 8,000 kilometres. Here are...


How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Arm

Do your windshield wipers leave unwiped spots for no apparent reason, even after you replaced the blades? Chances are the...


How to Remove Rusted Bolts: A Step-by-Step Guide

It doesn’t matter if your car is five or 25 years old—it seems there will always be a rusted bolt...


5 Clever Car Tricks for Winter

How to prevent an icy windshield, quickly thaw a frozen lock, and more!


If You Warm Up Your Car When It’s Cold Out, You’re Wasting Your Money—Here’s Why

Colder commutes call for a cozy car in the morning. But if you warm up you car when it's cold...


8 Things You Must Check on Your Car Before Your Next Road Trip

While taking a road trip with family and friends is always a good time, getting sidelined with a flat tire...


Replacing the Gas Lifts on Your Car Hood, Trunk or Rear Hatch

Gas lifts that hold up car hoods, trunks and rear hatches can wear out and become a problem, especially in...


How to Replace a Thermostat in 8 Steps

Has your vehicle been overheating lately? You could call your mechanic and pay for an expert diagnosis, or you could...


6 Things Every Car Owner Should Look Out For When Checking Brakes

Checking your brakes can go a long way toward keeping you safe and improving the longevity of your vehicle. Here's...


How to Replace Headlights, Bulbs and Fuses

Are your vehicle headlights dim or burnt out? These step-by-step instructions from the experts at NAPA Canada will show you...