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From tires, to oil changes, to replacing brake pads, your car will require maintenance no matter if it's an SUV, a convertible, or a hatchback. Our staff of auto enthusiasts, shade-tree mechanics, and engineers are here to help. This collection of stories will help you keep your ride in top shape, both mechanically and aesthetically. We have our tire buying guide here as well as DIY guides for simple auto maintenance. Need to know how to correctly jump-start your car? Scroll down to the battery section. Looking for advice on how to polish your paint? We've got that here too. A well-maintained vehicle will last longer, perform its best, and use less fuel so don't take warning lights or suggested maintenance schedules lightly.

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6 Simple Tips to Keep Your Car Humming

Keeping your car humming happily is simple, and will save you money, time, and aggravation.

By Gary Witzenburg
Apr 13, 2022
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We Tested 7 Handheld Vacuums for Your Car

By Connor Hoffman
Mar 17, 2022
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How to Repair, Maintain, and Care for Your Car

By Car and Driver
Aug 16, 2021
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How Severe Cold Affects Your Car

By David Muller
Feb 13, 2021
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How and Why You Should Check Transmission Fluid

By Maxwell B. Mortimer
Jun 28, 2019
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Engine and Oil

Close-Up Of Oil Pouring In Car

No Snake Oil Here: Top Synthetic Oils

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Reset a Check Engine Light at Your Own Risk

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When Should You Change Your Oil?

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Is Your Car Leaking Antifreeze?

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How to Choose the Best Car Battery

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How to Jump Start Your Car

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How to Charge a Car Battery

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How to Disconnect Your Vehicle's Battery

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Body Work

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Is Car Window Tinting a Good Idea?

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How to Fix Car Dents and Dings Inexpensively

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How Much Does It Cost to Paint a Car?


How Much Will It Cost to Wrap My Car?

Car Repairs and Maintenance During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Car Care and Cleaning

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