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Vehicle maintenance can increase the lifespan of your vehicle. Regular vehicle maintenance can seem like a lot of work, but it will usually save you money in the end. In this section you'll find articles dedicated to vehicle maintenance.

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How to Use a Dial Bore Gauge

You'd like to learn how to use a dial bore gauge so you can measure the inside diameter of a pipe. This article will teach you how to use a dial bore gauge.


Do you really need to pay for that 30,000-mile service?

Do you really need to pay for that 30,000-mile service?

The 30,000-mile service is the first major check up on a vehicle. Is it worth the cost? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

If you're not careful, you can make serious mistakes while performing routine car maintenance. Learn more about maintenance mistakes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How does oil recycling work?

How does oil recycling work?

How does oil recycling work? Keep reading to learn how to recycle oil and discover the environmental impacts of oil drilling. See more »

6 DIY Automotive Repairs Anyone Can Do

6 DIY Automotive Repairs Anyone Can Do

Discover 6 DIY Automotive Repairs Anyone Can Do. Keep reading to learn more about DIY automotive repairs. See more »

6 Great Car Battery Maintenance Tips

6 Great Car Battery Maintenance Tips

Discover 6 Great Car Battery Maintenance Tips. Keep reading to learn more about great car battery maintenance tips. See more »

7 Ways to Make Your Whole Vehicle Last Longer, From Wheels to Wipers

7 Ways to Make Your Whole Vehicle Last Longer, From Wheels to Wipers

Discover 7 Ways to Make Your Whole Vehicle Last Longer, From Wheels to Wipers. Keep reading to learn ways to make your whole vehicle last longer. See more »

Could Your Gas Cap Be Costing You Money?

There are a lot of lids in this fast-paced, modern world. There are lids for ketchup bottles. Learn more about could your gas cap be costing you money. See more »

Do It Yourself Vehicle Care: Spark Plugs vs. Fuel Economy, Part 1

DIY Vehicle Care: Spark plug vs. Fuel economy, Part I. In this aritcle learn the differences between spark plugs and fuel economy. See more »

What size socket wrench do you need for an oil drain plug?

Do you know what size socket wrench you need for an oil drain plug? Find out what size socket wrench you need in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do cars make noise when you shift gears poorly?

Do you know why cars make noise when you shift gears poorly? Learn why cars make noise when you shift gears poorly in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »