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8 Most Common Lawn Tractor Repairs

If you own a lawn tractor, a.k.a. a riding lawn mower, knowing how to make these eight common repairs can save you time and money.

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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...


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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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 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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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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How to Perform a Differential Flush on Your Car

The differential is a vital part of every vehicle and it's easy to forget to replace the differential oil. This...


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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...


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What Type of Oil Should I Use in My Lawn Mower?

Your lawn mower needs the right kind of engine oil used in the right way. Read on to learn about...


20 Cool Tech Add-Ons for Your Car

These accessories are about to make your car a whole lot smarter and cooler.


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Safety Basics to Prep Power Yard Equipment for Spring

It's springtime! Time to get outside and do yard work. Here are 10 tips to keep your outdoor power equipment...


7 Best Generators for Powering Your RV

Choosing the right RV generator matters. Here are our recommendations based on power output, noise level and quality.

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10 Things You Should Know About Gasoline

Do you think premium gas is free of ethanol and the best choice for small engines? Do you ever treat...


Yes, You Need to Winterize Your Lawn Mower. Here’s How.

Now’s the time to put your lawn mower away before the ground is covered with a foot of snow. We'll...


10 Gadgets That’ll Make Your Car Smarter

These accessories are here to make your car a whole lot smarter and cooler.


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How to Change Oil for a Lawn Mower

The Family Handyman automotive expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to change lawn mower oil.


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This New Mower From Honda is Perfect For DIYers—Here’s Why

For Honda Power Equipment's 35th anniversary they released a new walk-behind mower that's an improvement from their top-selling HRR mower.


What are Drum Brakes and How Do They Work?

A drum brake system, including the drum, brake shoes, and brake cylinder is explained, with guidelines for maintenance and inspection.


Why is My Lawn Mower Smoking?

Leaking oil from the exhaust is the usual cause of blue, white or black smoke from a lawn mower. Learn...


Create the Ultimate Truck for DIYing with These 13 Accessories

A DIYer's pickup truck has to be hard-working on the weekends and family friendly the rest of the week. So,...

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10 Car Accessories That Keep You Hands-Free

When drivers take their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel to call someone, send a text...


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

There are still some drivers who check their oil levels every time they gas up, but most mowers of lawns...


Basic Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.


Automotive Accessories, Tips and Tools You Need to Know About

Expert advice on repair, maintenance and gear.


4 Amazing Accessories to Trick Out Your Truck

Our editors give these four truck accessories a big thumbs-up


Our 5 Favorite Tire and Wheel Cleaning Products for DIY Car Detailing

You can spend all day detailing your car, but if you skip the tires and wheels, you're making a big...