Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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8 Best Car Dog Barriers

If your dog can't sit still in the car, a dog barrier will ensure they don't end up in your lap while you're driving.

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6 Prime Day Products to Help Us Weather the Winter

Winter is right around the corner. These Prime Day products will help you prepare for the snow and ice.


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Best Car Seat and Upholstery Cleaners for 2020

These products are the best car seat cleaners to help keep your upholstery smelling fresh and looking good.


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Best Car Stain Removers for 2020

These eight cleaners will stand up to spilled coffee, grease, pet accidents and just about any other car upholstery stain...

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The Best Oil Filter Tools to Change Your Own Oil

When you change your oil, always replace the oil filter. It's easy when you have the right wrench.


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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.

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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...


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6 Best Oil Filters for Your Car

Need to do an oil and filter change on your vehicle? Wondering which oil filter to buy? Learn about six...


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What Type of Oil Does My Car Need?

With so many options, choosing the right motor oil can be bewildering. We cut through the confusion to help you...


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Best Car Scratch Removers and Kits for 2020

Want to remove scratches from your vehicle's paint? Learn all about six of the best car scratch removers on the...

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Best Car Polish and Wax Buffers for 2020

Waxing a car is often seen as a slow, arduous process, but it doesn't have to be. These six great...


Retire Your Old Automotive Test Light

Replace your incandescent test light with a digital LED test light


Automotive Tool Improvement

My oil filter removal tool would slide around and not grip the oil filter.


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