VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

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 Change a Car Battery

Your car can't run without its battery. Unfortunately, it tends to die at the worst possible times. Luckily, changing your battery is one of the simpler car repair jobs.

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  • 10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

    10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

    There are so many dangerous, irresponsible and downright ridiculous things you can do to a car while "fixing" it that it was difficult to narrow this list down to just 10 examples. See more »

  • Do you have to change the oil every 3,000 miles?

    Do you have to change the oil every 3,000 miles?

    The 3,000-mile oil change is part of the American consciousness. But where did the figure come from, and is it even right? See more »

  • Does regular vehicle maintenance make you safer?

    Does regular vehicle maintenance make you safer?

    Thumbing through old copies of People while you wait for your car to be serviced probably doesn't sound like the best way to spend your day. Suck it up, though. Your car will thank you. See more »

  • How Automotive Warning Lights Work

    How Automotive Warning Lights Work

    If you pay careful attention, your car can give you vital information about how it's currently running and if service might be required in the near future. You just have to watch for the signals it sends. See more »

  • How does oil recycling work?

    How does oil recycling work?

    Whether you're debating the need for oil independence or discussing the environmental impacts of oil drilling, there's no doubt about it: Oil is a hot topic of conversation. However, do you know the proper way to recycle it? See more »

  • How often should I replace my car battery?

    How often should I replace my car battery?

    You probably don't think much about your car's battery -- as long as it's working well. But even the best battery eventually transforms from a chemical powerhouse to a chemical paperweight. See more »

  • How quickly could you change a tire?

    How quickly could you change a tire?

    Changing a tire can be tricky if you don't know what you're doing. Get your tire iron and jack and see if you’re ready for roadside change-ups. See more »

  • How Timing Belt Replacement Works

    How Timing Belt Replacement Works

    Your vehicle's timing belt is a strip of rubber that keeps everything in your car running right on time. But belts wear out and need replacing. You can do it yourself, with a little help. See more »

  • How to Change a Cabin Air Filter

    How to Change a Cabin Air Filter

    Your cabin air filter helps keep pollutants and allergens out of your car's cabin, and consequently, out of your respiratory system. How do you change this often-neglected filter? See more »

  • How to Change a Car Battery

    How to Change a Car Battery

    Your car can't run without its battery. Unfortunately, it tends to die at the worst possible times. Luckily, changing your battery is one of the simpler car repair jobs. See more »

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