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Keep your vehicle running smooth and looking great with our car care guide.

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How to check brake fluid in your car and refill if needed

You don't need a mechanic to check or refill your car's brake fluid. Learn how to check brake fluid yourself
Man driving in the rain using windshield wipers.

How to change windshield wipers — a complete guide

Man cleaning front headlight on Toyota RAV4 using Meguiar's Quick Detailer.

How to clean foggy headlights without expensive equipment

Luxury vanlife build using Garnica lightweight poplar wood paneling.

We love this handsome van-life wood paneling, and it’s sustainable too

A cluttered garage with tools on shelves and a dirty floor.

Simple garage organization tips for better car and motorcycle care

Car warning light on a vehicle dashboard.

Check engine, tire pressure, and more: The most common car warning lights explained

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Follow these car tire maintenance tips for long-lasting tires

2025 Toyota Camry hybrid engine.

Car repairs guide: This is what those strange noises your car is making mean

Tesla Cybertruck wheel

Do you really need EV specific tires?

Tire chain in the winter

The best tire chains for every vehicle (for when snow tires aren’t enough)

Closeup of a hand wiping the inside of a car door with a leather care product.

Chamberlain’s, Chemical Guys, and more: Treat your ride to the best car leather cleaners (so you don’t ruin your car’s interior)

Nextbase iQ dashcam and app

This AI-powered dash cam could save your life

A heavily modded Lexus

These are the car modifications you should avoid

Thinking of tinting your windows, buying bigger rims, or lifting your vehicle? Don't.
A man cleaning a car

These are the mistakes to avoid when you wash your car

If you don’t wash your car properly, you risk damaging the paint, making it look dull, or causing rust buildup. Here are the mistakes you should avoid.
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How to care for your EV battery and reduce range anxiety

Range anxiety is real. With our tips and tricks, your EV battery will last longer and take your further.
Bridgestone tires Potenza Sport AS side view

Bridgestone Tires’ new Potenza Sport AS promises better wet and winter condition performance for true all-season tire

Looking for an all-season tire that has great wet and winter condition performance? Bridgestone claims its newest tire is what you want.
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Costco has a secret online store, Costco Next, that any member can access – here’s how

Did you know Costco has a secret online store named Costco Next? It's true! Here's how to access it
Man waxing his car

Wash, wax, repeat: Polish and protect your precious ride with the best car waxes

Washing your car removes the dirt and dust, but if you want to protect your car's paint, you need to wax it, too. These are the best car waxes to use in 2023.
A man moving the tires into storage.

How long should car tires last? An expert tells us how to extend their life

Are you curious about how long car tires last? Read our guide to learn everything you should including an expert's opinion.
Winter roadside emergency kit.

These are the items you should always have in your vehicle in case of emergency

It's never too early to prepare for winter driving. That's why you'll need to make sure you have these emergency supplies on hand.
Technician checking under the hood of a car.

These are the 8 essential car fluids you should be checking regularly

Are you curious about what fluids your vehicle need to operate optimally? Read this guide on auto fluids to learn everything you need to about them.
Close up of tire tread on a tire sitting on a glass floor or table.

How to use tire wear patterns to identify vehicle problems

Noticing a lot of strange patterns on your vehicle's tire tread? Read this guide to learn how you can identify them, what they mean, and what might be wrong.
Man working under the hood on a vehicle engine.

How often do you change the engine’s air filter? (And how to do it in 5 minutes)

Get the lowdown on how often to change the engine air filter in your car, and how you can DIY in less than five minutes. No mechanic necessary.
Man Washing Car

Forget the car wash: These are the best car soaps to get the job done yourself

A good car soap will do wonders for your car's paint and exterior. We've rounded up the 10 best car wash soaps to make your car shine like new again.
Man working on a motorcycle

How to tune up your motorcycle for your upcoming road trips

Planning for a road trip on your bike? Time to put on your work clothes, pull out the tools, and get started on your motorcycle tune-up.
Off-roading Jeep on rocks

Mastering the trail: Essential tips and gear for off-roading adventures

If you want adventure and interesting stories, you’ll need to go off-road. Here are a few things you should know before your off-road adventure.
Relaxing in the back of a car on a mattress

Here’s how to live in your car comfortably for a few weeks (or longer) like a pro

Here’s everything you’ll need to stay safe, sane, and happy when you choose to live out of your car for a little while if you ever want or need to.
Close-up of front end tire of black Porsche 911 being washed with a spray foam gun

This is how easy it is to wash your car at home

Sure you can take the car to the car wash, but it's not as good as if you did it yourself. We've put together a quick list of how to wash your car at home.
how to jumpstart a car

A well-prepared motorist’s guide: How to jump-start a car

Learning how to jump-start a car results in less unpredictable situations, so we assembled a step-by-step guide to help you hone this automotive skill.
BMW M3 inside of a BMW dealership with glass windows and light.

These are the questions you should always ask before buying a car

Buying a car isn't like it used to be. Here are some questions to ask when you go to find your new ride.
Ford Crown Victoria Crash front end angle with bumper and front headlight damage.

7 things you probably didn’t know car insurance covers

While everyone with car insurance expects their vehicle to be covered in an accident, car insurance covers some other surprising things too.
Two cars crashing into one another from above in BeamNG.Drive PC game.

Watch: Simulations of cars crashing at different speeds show when things get deadly

One thing that sets BeamNG apart from other automotive games is its realistic crash physics that lets you endlessly crash cars.
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What’s the ideal amount of horsepower for a sports car?

From 707-horsepower Dodges to 205-horsepower Toyota 86 coupes, there's a wide array of horsepower available. But how much power is the perfect amount?
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This simple chart shows you which fluid your car is leaking (and when to worry)

Finding fluid underneath your car can be worrying, but this helpful chart will help you figure out what the fluid is and where it's coming from.
Surviving a winter road trip breakdown is all about preparing with the right tools and essentials.

Here’s how to survive a road trip breakdown in the dead of winter

If your cold-weather road trip will take you to a more remote part of the country, here’s how to survive a breakdown in the dead of winter.
Winter Snow Tires

Stay in (and on) your lane this winter with these top 5 snow tires

Don't take any chances on icy roads this winter. Check out this list of the best snow tires available and stay safe this winter.
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Cold weather hacks: The winter driving tips you need

For those of you who live in regions of the United States that get cold, here are a few quick ways to make driving a cold car less unpleasant this winter.
City in Winter

How to winterize a car: The ultimate checklist

Winterizing your car is a crucial thing to do if you live in one of the colder parts of the U.S. Here's a helpful guide on getting your car prepared for winter.
The sidewall of the BFG KO2 All-Terrain Tire.

Do BFGoodrich KO2 tires live up to the hype?

The BFG KO2 is one of the most popular and widely praised all-terrain tires of all time. We answered all the internet's most common questions and complaints.
nose patrol best car air freshener.

The 12 Best Car Air Fresheners to Buy for a Pleasant Drive

Whether you're driving a sports car or a trusty classic, every vehicle needs the best air fresheners to give it a fragrant, long-lasting makeover.
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How To Keep Your Car Clean During Road Trips

Dirt in the car is inevitable. To make your drive more pleasant. here's a guide on how you can keep your car clean and fresh while you're on the road.