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Whether you are looking to repair or upgrade a part on your car or truck, here is where you’ll get the best information and tips about car parts, replacement parts and auto maintenance.

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How to Test a Spark Plug to See If It’s Working

Every small gasoline engine has a spark plug, and this key component requires periodic inspection and testing. Learn how to do it here.

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7 Best Snow Tires for Your Car

No matter what you drive, there's a snow tire for your vehicle. We've chosen seven top performers for you to...


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How to Put Snow Chains on Your Tires

If you've purchased snow chains and don't know how to put them on your car (or you're just curious) don't...


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7 Best Tire Chains for Winter Driving

Planning to do some serious winter driving? Snow chains can make a big difference! Here are the best snow chains...


Family Handyman’s Vintage Truck Ads from the ‘80s

As part of our 70th Anniversary celebration, Family Handyman takes a look back at the rough-'n-tumble trucks of the 1980s.

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Watch Out for These 13 Common Car Repair Scams

Unless you're a car expert or best friends with a mechanic, you might be tricked into paying for services you...


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How to Plug a Leaky Tire

Got a flat tire? If a small puncture is the culprit, there's a good chance you can fix it yourself....

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How to Replace a Broken Brake Light

Got a brake light that's not working? In less time than it takes to drive to the auto repair shop,...


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How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Tires

The answer to the seemingly simple question "How long do car tires last?" isn't that simple. Here's why.


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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...


How to Change Rear Brake Pads

Maintaining disc brakes is a perfect opportunity for DIYers to get their hands dirty and save a few hundred dollars.

What Is a Brake Caliper (And How To Tell if Mine is Bad)?

If your car is equipped with disc brakes, brake calipers are critical to slowing and stopping your car. Here's what...


How to Change a Car Tire

Do you know what to do when you have to change a tire? Here are some tips that'll make the...


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How to Measure Tire Tread

Watch and learn how to measure tire tread


Snow Tires vs. All Season Tires

Learn the differences of winter tires vs. all-season tires, like snow tires have superior traction under snowy conditions


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Car Maintenance: Make Your Tires Last

Maintain proper tire pressure

Car Repair: How to Jack Up a Car Safely

Follow these steps on how to jack up a car—it could save your life!


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What Is a Brake Light Switch and When Should You Replace It?

The brake light switch on your vehicle serves an important safety function. Learn how to test it and determine when...


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How to Check Tire Pressure with a Digital Tire Gauge

Check car tire pressure regularly to save money on gas and wear on your tires after you learn how to...


DIY Brake Tips

Use new high-temperature grease to improve long-term brake performance and wear


How to Check Brakes

Diagnose brake problems yourself


How to Replace Your Own Struts

Replace struts yourself and save $300


Changing Brake Fluid

Test your brake fluid and replace it if it's worn out


Brake Pad Replacement Cost and Repair – Avoid Getting Ripped Off

How to get a good brake job and save $1,000 over the life of your car. Here are tips for...

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How to Change Brake Pads

How to change brake pads is simpler than replacing rear disc brakes. If you have experience with basic repair brake...


Fix a Leaking Tire Valve Stem in 5 Minutes

Five minutes is all the time you need for this quick, easy valve stem fix.


Buying a Car Jack and Jack Stands

Make sure car stands are solid and safe.


How to Check Brake Fluid

Make sure the corrosion inhibitor in your brake fluid hasn't worn out


Truck & SUV Tire Buying Guide

Use this tire buying guide to learn how to buy truck and SUV tires


Fix a Flat Survival Guide

Got a flat tire? You'll survive.