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A collection of articles about vehicle maintenance and repair

Proper vehicle maintenance keeps your car running. These articles from State Farm® can help you maintain and repair your car, truck, or SUV.

Maintenance Tips for Winter.

Important Winter Car Care Tips

Important Winter Car Care Tips

Keep your car running smoothly in the winter months.

When Potholes Become Costly

When Potholes Become Costly

A close encounter with a pothole can lead to wrecked tires, wheels, and suspension components.

Maintenance Tips for Summer.

Summer Car Care Tips

Summer Car Care Tips

Here’s how to spruce up and maintain your vehicle, inside and out.

Protect your car from the damaging effects of sun and heat

Protect your car from the damaging effects of sun and heat

Sun protection is important to keeping your vehicle in ship shape. Here's how to do it.

What to Do If Your Car Has Flood Damage

What to Do If Your Car Has Flood Damage

If your car was partially submerged in floodwater, follow our checklist for assessing flood damage afterwards.

Maintenance Tips for Other Vehicles.

Visit our motorcycle, boat and RV, and powersport vehicle collection pages for additional tips.
Prepare Your Motorcycle for a Bike Storage Shed

Prepare Your Motorcycle for a Bike Storage Shed

Tips to prepare your bike for winter storage so you can be ready to roll next season.

Motorcycle Maintenance: Spring Checklist

Motorcycle Maintenance: Spring Checklist

Use these tips to get your bike in top shape for the new riding season.

Snowmobile Storage Tips

Snowmobile Storage Tips

Properly preparing your snowmobile for long-term storage can help you be ready to hit the trails next season.

Ok, Why Won't My Motorcycle Start?

Ok, Why Won't My Motorcycle Start?

Some handy tips on what to do if your motorcycle won't start.

Tips for Winter ATV Storage

Tips for Winter ATV Storage

Properly prepping your ATV for winter storage can help you be ready to ride next season.

How To Best Maintain Your Favorite Two-Wheeler

How To Best Maintain Your Favorite Two-Wheeler

Proper motorcycle maintenance advice.

Additional Vehicle Maintenance Tips.

Simple tips for owning and maintaining a car

Simple tips for owning and maintaining a car

>On the road or in the garage, there are simple things you can do to maintain your car.

8 Tips for Buying and Maintaining Your Car

8 Tips for Buying and Maintaining Your Car

Helpful hints before you look for a new vehicle and ideas to keep it in tip-top shape.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Car?

Should You Repair or Replace Your Car?

When should you fix it - and when is it time to shop around?

What to Do If You Put the Wrong Fuel in a Car

What to Do If You Put the Wrong Fuel in a Car

Let the engine, not the dollar signs, guide you.

What to Do If Your Car is Recalled

What to Do If Your Car is Recalled

Why you’re getting a vehicle recall notice - and why it matters.

How to Jump-Start a Car

How to Jump-Start a Car

A step-by-step guide to jump-starting a car battery.

4 Auto Repair Questions to Ask a Mechanic

4 Auto Repair Questions to Ask a Mechanic

Navigate the auto repair process with confidence.

How to Check Tire Pressure

How to Check Tire Pressure

Read this article for tips on how to check and maintain proper tire pressure.

What to Do If Your Car Breaks Down

What to Do If Your Car Breaks Down

This video will show you how to handle an unexpected vehicle breakdown.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.