Vehicle Maintenance Tips
Learn the basics of vehicle maintenance such as how to change your oil, a tire, or a fuse, check tire pressure, detail your car, store a vehicle, and more.
- Changing a Fuse
Need to change a fuse? Don't stress out, it's a pretty easy procedure. Just follow the steps at the DMV Guide How-To Guides.
- How To Check Tire Pressure
Need help checking your tires? Our guide on checking your tire pressure has the answers.
- Storing Your Vehicle
What to do if you have to put your vehicle in long-term storage. Read the steps to take at the DMV Guide How-To Guides.
- How To Change Your Oil
Need help changing your oil? Our guide to changing your oil has the answers.
- Avoid Getting Gouged
Not sure if you can trust that mechanic? We'll help you avoid being gouged. See what to look out for in the DMV Guide How-To Guides.
- How To Detail Your Car
Want your car to look like new? Check out our car detailing guide.
- Know Your Basic Car Care
General car care information - find out information for the general up-keep of your vehicle.
- How To Summerize Your Car
Wondering how to prepare your car for the summer? Consult our car summerization guide at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.
- How To Winterize Your Car
Wondering how to get your car through the winter in good condition? Consult our car winterization guide at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.
- How To Shop for Tires
A how to guide for how to pick the right tires for your car at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.
- Replacing Your Windshield Wipers
Hard to see in the rain? Our guide to changing your windshield wipers will help you install them correctly at DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple.
- Replacing Spark Plugs
A do-it-yourself guide to changing your spark plugs; perfect for the mechanically-challenged. If you want to put in new spark plugs, read the DMV Guide How-To Guide first.
- Changing a Headlight
Did someone tell you one of your car headlights was out? Here's how to replace it. Get the help you need at the DMV Guide How-To Guides.
- Preventing Rust from Road Salt
Here are some tips for preventing rust from road salt; so useful if the idea of rust makes you cringe. Find out how to protect your car at DMV.org's How-To Guides.
- Replacing Brake Fluid
Replacing brake fluid: when you should do it & when you should you let a mechanic handle it.
- Changing an Air Filter
How to change an air filter, even if you're not a gear head.
- Batteries 101
Your guide to vehicle batteries. Learn all about your car's battery.