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Car maintenance & repair articles

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

Car maintenance tips for winter

Important Winter Car Care Tips

Important Winter Car Care Tips

Keep your car running smoothly in the winter months.

Safety tips for avoiding costly pothole damage

Safety tips for avoiding costly pothole damage

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

Car maintenance tips for summer

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.

Summer Driving Tips

Summer Driving Tips

You're going to need to pack more than beach supplies for that summer road trip.

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.
Preparing Your Motorcycle for Storage During Off Season

Preparing Your Motorcycle for Storage During Off Season

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.

Why Won't My Motorcycle Start?

Why Won't My Motorcycle Start?

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

Prepare Your ATV or UTV for Winter Storage

Prepare Your ATV or UTV for Winter Storage

Winterizing your ATV or UTV can help prepare it for long-term storage. Use these tips to get started.

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.

How Contactless Car Maintenance Works

How Contactless Car Maintenance Works

Safety during vehicle service and maintenance for cars that are driven less are all important considerations.

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.

Auto Manufacturers Recalled a Record Number of Cars

Auto Manufacturers Recalled a Record Number of Cars

Know how to handle vehicle safety recalls.

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® (including State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates). While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. State Farm is not responsible for, and does not endorse or approve, either implicitly or explicitly, the content of any third party sites that might be hyperlinked from this page. The information is not intended to replace manuals, instructions or information provided by a manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional, or to affect coverage under any applicable insurance policy. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.