Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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Does Cleaning Headlights With Toothpaste Actually Work?

Internet trends suggest that toothpaste makes a great headlight cleaner. But is this actually true?

Buying a Car Jack and Jack Stands

Car stands are not something you want to mess around with when it comes to safety. Here's what you...

How to Clean Corroded Battery Terminals

Car battery maintenance is an important part of keeping your vehicle running smoothly. Here's everything you need to know.


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20 Bad Auto Habits Your Mechanic Wants You to Stop Doing

Keep your mechanic happy by not doing these things to your vehicle.


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Why Isn’t My Car AC Blowing Cold Air?

You're stuck in traffic on a hot day and warm air is coming from the vents. Not good. Here's why...

Retire Your Old Automotive Test Light

Replace your incandescent test light with a digital LED test light


Car Accessories: DC/AC Inverter

Cigarette lighter chargers explained

Diagnose Car Problems With a Stethoscope

Is there a doctor in the car?


Top Auto Mechanic Tools

Pros pick their top automotive tools that pay off in performance and time saved


Tips for Buying a Mechanic’s Creeper

Give your back a rest by investing in a padded creeper