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Step-by-step guide on how to change your disc brakes, with pictures and video, from our automotive repair experts.

Step-by-step guide on how to change your disc brakes, with pictures and video, from our automotive repair experts.

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Follow these simple, step-by-step instructions to clean corrosion from car battery terminals, complete with pictures and video, from our automotive experts.

Follow these simple, step-by-step instructions to clean corrosion from car battery terminals, complete with pictures and video, from our automotive experts.

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The simplest way to jumpstart the battery on your car is to use a set of jumper cables and another car, using our step-by-step guide with video and pictures.

The simplest way to jumpstart the battery on your car is to use a set of jumper cables and another car, using our step-by-step guide with video and pictures.

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Whether your serpentine belt is squealing or you are performing preventative maintenance, follow our step-by-step guide to replace a worn belt on most vehicles.

Whether your serpentine belt is squealing or you are performing preventative maintenance, follow our step-by-step guide to replace a worn belt on most vehicles.

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Many repairs require that you lift your car or truck off the ground in order to gain access to underbody components. With a jack and jack stands you can lift your car. And you can do it safely.

Many repairs require that you lift your car or truck off the ground in order to gain access to underbody components. With a jack and jack stands you can lift your car. And you can do it safely.

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Learn what a serpentine belt - also referred to as a fan belt, alternator belt, or drive belt - is for, and when it is time to have it inspected and replaced.

Learn what a serpentine belt - also referred to as a fan belt, alternator belt, or drive belt - is for, and when it is time to have it inspected and replaced.

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Discover the consequences of a broken serpentine belt (or accessory drive belt) and what could happen if it wears out or breaks during driving.

Discover the consequences of a broken serpentine belt (or accessory drive belt) and what could happen if it wears out or breaks during driving.

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How to Bleed Your Brakes, and Why It's Important

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Bleeding your brakes is one of the most important maintenance procedures on your car, and can be a huge help if your brakes feel squishy. Bad brake fluid can severely cut into your stopping power.

How to Bleed Your Brakes, and Why It's Important

Bleeding your brakes is one of the most important maintenance procedures on your car, and can be a huge help if your brakes feel squishy. Bad brake fluid can severely cut into your stopping power.

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How to Winterize Your Car and Prepare for Changing Seasons

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Big changes in temperature and moisture can take a toll on your car. Learn how to winterize your vehicle and prepare for the new season.

How to Winterize Your Car and Prepare for Changing Seasons

Big changes in temperature and moisture can take a toll on your car. Learn how to winterize your vehicle and prepare for the new season.

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How to Replace Wiper Blades

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Replacing your own windshield wipers can be a cheap and easy fix. Get step-by-step instructions on how to do it right.

How to Replace Wiper Blades

Replacing your own windshield wipers can be a cheap and easy fix. Get step-by-step instructions on how to do it right.

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How to Change A Tire in 9 Simple Steps

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If you're prepared with a few basics, changing a tire when you've got a flat can be a snap. Here's how to change you tire in 9 simple steps.

How to Change A Tire in 9 Simple Steps

If you're prepared with a few basics, changing a tire when you've got a flat can be a snap. Here's how to change you tire in 9 simple steps.

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How to Test for Head Gasket Failure

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Learn how to test for, identify, and diagnose a head gasket failure in your vehicle.

How to Test for Head Gasket Failure

Learn how to test for, identify, and diagnose a head gasket failure in your vehicle.

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How to Perform a Basic Drive Cycle

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A Drive Cycle will complete the readiness monitors for your car's emissions control system. Here are step-by-step instructions to perform a basic Drive Cycle.

How to Perform a Basic Drive Cycle

A Drive Cycle will complete the readiness monitors for your car's emissions control system. Here are step-by-step instructions to perform a basic Drive Cycle.

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How to Replace the Lights on Your Car

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Replacing your own car lights can save you money, but it isn't always easy. Learn how to replace lights yourself or when to head to a repair shop.

How to Replace the Lights on Your Car

Replacing your own car lights can save you money, but it isn't always easy. Learn how to replace lights yourself or when to head to a repair shop.

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Compression Test: What It Is, and How to Do One

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If your engine is running rough or having problems, a compression test can help identify the problem. Here's how to do one.

Compression Test: What It Is, and How to Do One

If your engine is running rough or having problems, a compression test can help identify the problem. Here's how to do one.

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How to Inspect and Replace Spark Plugs

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Spark plugs are an essential part of your car's engine function. Learn how to inspect, diagnose, and replace problematic spark plugs.

How to Inspect and Replace Spark Plugs

Spark plugs are an essential part of your car's engine function. Learn how to inspect, diagnose, and replace problematic spark plugs.

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How to Put On and Remove Tire Chains/Traction Cables for Snow

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Find out when your car needs snow chains or traction cables and how to install / remove them. [Video]

How to Put On and Remove Tire Chains/Traction Cables for Snow

Find out when your car needs snow chains or traction cables and how to install / remove them. [Video]

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How To Open Your Car Hood

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Are you faced with car trouble and need to get a look under the hood? Follow our basic steps to figuring out to open your car’s hood.

How To Open Your Car Hood

Are you faced with car trouble and need to get a look under the hood? Follow our basic steps to figuring out to open your car’s hood.

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How To Clean Foggy Headlights & Make Them Look New: Lens Cleaner vs. Toothpaste vs. Restoration Kit

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Turn your car's headlights from dirty and fogged to sparkly clean in minutes!

How To Clean Foggy Headlights & Make Them Look New: Lens Cleaner vs. Toothpaste vs. Restoration Kit

Turn your car's headlights from dirty and fogged to sparkly clean in minutes!

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How to Clean the Inside of Your Windshield Like a Pro

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If your car windshield seems dirty and you can't seem to get it clean, it may need cleaning from the inside. Get step-by-step instructions on how to do it.

How to Clean the Inside of Your Windshield Like a Pro

If your car windshield seems dirty and you can't seem to get it clean, it may need cleaning from the inside. Get step-by-step instructions on how to do it.

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How to Check Your Car's Oil Level and Add More When It's Low

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Knowing when and how to check oil is an essential part of vehicle maintenance. Get step-by-step instructions and learn how to add more oil if necessary.

How to Check Your Car's Oil Level and Add More When It's Low

Knowing when and how to check oil is an essential part of vehicle maintenance. Get step-by-step instructions and learn how to add more oil if necessary.

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The Quickest Way to De-Ice Your Windshield

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It's that time of year again. If you live in an extra chilly climate, you're probably embarking on a daily battle with a frosted windshield. You were supposed to leave for work 5 minutes ago, right? Yet you're stuck with zero visibility and a defroster that's just not cutting it.

The Quickest Way to De-Ice Your Windshield

It's that time of year again. If you live in an extra chilly climate, you're probably embarking on a daily battle with a frosted windshield. You were supposed to leave for work 5 minutes ago, right? Yet you're stuck with zero visibility and a defroster that's just not cutting it.

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How to Open a Car Door That’s Frozen Shut

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Cold weather can bring with it a host of car issues. In the coldest areas, you might even walk outside to find your doors are frozen shut. Here's what to do.

How to Open a Car Door That’s Frozen Shut

Cold weather can bring with it a host of car issues. In the coldest areas, you might even walk outside to find your doors are frozen shut. Here's what to do.

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How to Replace a Blown Fuse in Your Car

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If a fuse has gone bad, it’s pretty easy to replace. But it’s important to try to find the root problem before installing a new fuse — otherwise, the replacement will blow, too.

How to Replace a Blown Fuse in Your Car

If a fuse has gone bad, it’s pretty easy to replace. But it’s important to try to find the root problem before installing a new fuse — otherwise, the replacement will blow, too.

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