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How to Jump Start a Car [VIDEO]

by Brett

Your video guide to jump starting a car. For a quick primer, also check out our illustrated guide. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Editing by Jordan Crowder

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Watch Out for that Snowbank! How to Recover from 5 Types of Skids

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Wyatt Knox from Team O’Neil Rally School. With winter comes a whole new range of driving hazards — darkness sets in much earlier, wind and snow reduce visibility, and ice makes roads slippery and treacherous. Annually, there are over 100,000 injuries that occur from car accidents on […]

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How to Escape a Sinking Car: An Illustrated Guide

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This post is brought to you by the T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool. It has everything you need to escape from a sinking car including a seatbelt cutter and window breaker. What’s this? Your visual guide to escaping a sinking car.

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Every Man Should Know How to Drive Stick

by Brett & Kate McKay

I can still remember the day I learned how to drive a stick shift. My dad and I were looking for a car for my sixteenth birthday. I had my eye on a red Isuzu Hombre (that’s right, the make of my first car was the Spanish word for “Man”). Only problem? It had a manual transmission, […]

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Troubleshooting Your Windshield Wipers: How to Fix 5 Common Problems

by Brett & Kate McKay


This post is brought to you by NEW Armor All Extreme Shield Wax. Help keep your car looking as good as the day you bought it with Armor All. Go to Facebook.com/ArmorAll for a $10 rebate.What’s this?Here’s how to carry out a professional car detailing job at home.

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An Illustrated Guide to Detailing Your Car

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by NEW Armor All Extreme Shield Wax. Help keep your car looking as good as the day you bought it with Armor All. Go to Facebook.com/ArmorAll for a $10 rebate. What’s this?Here’s how to carry out a professional car detailing job at home.

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An Illustrated Guide to the Perfect Driveway Car Wash

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by NEW Armor All Extreme Shield Wax. Help keep your car looking as good as the day you bought it with Armor All. Go to Facebook.com/ArmorAll for a $10 rebate. What’s this?What are your tips for the perfect driveway car wash?

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How to Back Up a Trailer…Like a Man!

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Colin Braun. So, you borrowed your father-in-law’s boat for your weekend at the cabin, or you bought a RV to take the family camping for this year’s vacation. You got to where you were going and realized you now had to back up to get that trailer […]

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How to Parallel Park…Like a Man!

by Brett & Kate McKay

Picture this scenario. It’s Friday night and Mr. Suburbia is driving downtown to the big city with Judy on a first date to catch a 7PM off-Broadway performance of Guys and Dolls. He’s running a bit late. “I hope I can find a parking spot near the theater or else we’ll miss the start of […]

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Auto Troubleshooting: What’s Leaking from My Car?

by Brett & Kate McKay

It’s happened to all of us. You walk into the garage to get into your car and see a puddle of something sitting under it. “Hmmm, what’s that?” you wonder. “Is it something serious? Will my car blow up on the way to Subway?” Just as your body is filled with fluids that allow it […]

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Learning to Ride Your First Motorcycle

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Michael Reid. So you’ve already read up on how to buy your first motorcycle.  What about learning to ride it? If you’re like most men, you may be thinking, “How hard can it be? I’ve had that two-wheeled thing down since, what, age 6?” But a motorcycle […]

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An Introduction to Off-Roading

by Chris

A special thanks to the folks at Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, and Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, MO for bringing me out for an off road adventure behind the wheel of Toyota’s new off road lineup. If you are in the market for a capable off road machine, Toyota is legendary in the off road […]

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9 Ways to Winterize Your Car

by Brett & Kate McKay
This post is brought to you by Goodyear. Click here to learn more about Winter Reactive Technology from Goodyear. What is this?

Modern cars don’t require extensive winterization routines in order to run during cold weather. But there are still a few things you can do before Jack Frost starts nipping at your windshield to ensure you have a well running vehicle this winter.

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How to Change Your Car’s Air Filter

by Brett

Think back to the last time you had your oil changed at a quick lube. The mechanic brings you out to the car to show you how filthy your air filter is and tells you it’s time to replace it. You’re a busy man with places to go and people to see, so you nod […]

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How to Negotiate for a Used Car

by Brett

A couple of months ago, I wrote about how to buy a used car. I went through all the steps except for negotiating because it’s a topic deserving of its very own post. A post which I’ll tackle today. Now to begin, here’s my honest confession: I suck at negotiating. And it becomes really apparent […]

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How to Buy a Used Car

by Brett

Share Last year, my wife and I were eating dinner when we suddenly heard a crash outside. We ran out the door and saw that someone had smashed into our car, which had been parked on the street. The lady driving the other car was drunk and driving on the wrong side of the road. […]

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13 Things a Man Should Keep in His Car

by Brett & Kate McKay

When I was growing up, I noticed that my dad kept the trunk of his car well-stocked with supplies. A lot of the equipment in his car was for his job busting poachers as a game warden, but most of the things he packed in his trunk were for emergency situations. And there were plenty […]

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How to Rotate Your Car Tires

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share With this crummy economy, we’re all looking for ways to save money. One way to save a few bucks is doing your own auto maintenance. We’ve already discussed how to change your own oil. Today we’re going to tackle another maintenance job that you can easily do yourself. If you’re not careful, your car’s […]

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How to Escape a Sinking Car

by Brett & Kate McKay

Editor’s note: This post has been revised since its original publication to reflect the best and most current research. Last week, 3 college softball players in North Dakota drowned when the jeep in which they were riding became submerged in a pond merely 12 feet deep. While their deaths are still being investigated, authorities say […]

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