Do It Yourself (DIY) Car Maintenance & Repair

There are countless basic DIY car projects that nearly anybody can accomplish. Yes, you can save money by maintaining your car or doing simple DIY repairs.

But handling your car’s health on your own provides a great source of pride. And it’s fun.

Keep it simple at first. Before you know it, your DIY projects will go way beyond oil changes, lighting updates, and maintaining proper tire pressure. You’ll be souping up your ride to be the baddest on the block and ultra-comfy.

Car cabin air filter accessed from under the dashboard.

Air Conditioning

Change Your Cabin Air Filter

Replace your car’s cabin filter to ensure that your heat and AC run efficiently—and to keep your car’s interior smelling nice.

Brake rotor

Brakes

Change Your Brake Pads

With a few basic tools and a couple of hours, you can restore your braking system to its top condition.

How to Add Brake Bling

If your brake calipers and rotors are visible, you should dress them up with some visual flair.

Check-engine light. Creative Commons attribution: Wikiuser100000.

Engines & Components

Easy DIY: Bumper Replacement

Exterior

Windshield Wiper Tune-Up

A simple DIY cleaning can greatly extend the life of your wiper blades, and make driving a lot safer.

Brush for cleaning your car's interior

Interior

Guide to Seat Covers

Seat covers provide more styles and functions than what's commonly available in factory seats.

Lighting & Lamps

Steering wheel of 1974 Chevy Nova

Suspension & Steering

Wheels & Tires

Tire Pressure Tips

Keeping an air pressure gauge in your glove box is an inexpensive way to make sure your car’s tires are operating at peak efficiency.

Tuning with Tires

An abundance of horsepower won’t do a driver much good if he can’t get that power to the ground.