Garages: Bob Vila's Picks

Find the best garage gear and ideas for storage and safety, plus tips for car maintenance.
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4 Easy Ways to Lock Your Garage Door
Before you go on vacation, you should be double-checking to see if your garage door is securely locked. By clicking the link, you can read about the best ways to lock it, avoiding a run in with intruders.
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The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a New Garage Door
Don't overlook the importance of a garage door! A new garage door will impact your home's curb appeal as well as its energy efficiency. Check out these tips to feel confident with this home improvement project. #sponsored
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How to Be Your Own Auto Mechanic
Looking for new skills and hobbies to learn? Check out this guide to learn how to be your own auto mechanic. It includes everything from how to change the oil to the tools you need in your garage.
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How to Be Your Own Auto Mechanic
When learning how to fix your own car, it's important to do as much research as possible. Take photos, bookmark any websites with helpful advice and be on the lookout for the best deals on car parts. | How to Be Your Own Auto Mechanic
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How to Be Your Own Auto Mechanic
As with learning any new skill, it’s helpful to start with the basics. When repairing your car, it's important to stock up on the right tools–like screwdrivers, wrenches and a cordless drill. | How to Be Your Own Auto Mechanic
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How to Be Your Own Auto Mechanic
Save your money and learn how to repair your car on your own. DIY automotive maintenance and repair is easier than you might think–and we've got you covered with how to do it. | How to Be Your Own Auto Mechanic
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13 Essential Tools for DIY Auto Maintenance
Changing your car's oil, fluids, and plugs are pretty simple tasks once you get the hang of them! Keep reading for all the tips and tricks we have for keeping your car healthy. | 13 Essential Tools for DIY Auto Maintenance
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7 Garage Plans for Building Your Ideal Automotive Storage
Keeping your garage organized doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some helpful and practical tips for building a storage spot for all the automobiles you own. | 7 Garage Plans for Building Your Ideal Automotive Storage
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How to Heat a Garage: 10 Tips for Keeping Your Workshop Warm in Winter
Don't forget about your garage this winter! Keeping it insulated will help make it the perfect spot to get tons of DIY projects done. | How to Heat a Garage: 10 Tips for Keeping Your Workshop Warm in Winter
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10 Steps to Get Your Garage Ready for Winter
Ready, set, winterize your garage! Caulking windows and getting your shovels ready for the first snowfall are just a few of the many tips we have to help you prep for Winter. | 10 Steps to Get Your Garage Ready for Winter
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10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage
Nobody enjoys seeing cockroaches, especially when it comes to their home. If there's one, there's more when it comes to these large bugs, so be sure to set out roach traps to keep them out. | 10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage
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10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage
While beetles won't harm you or your property, they are not what you want to see in your garage. To keep them out, seal up any cracks entering your garage and keep the lights off. They're attracted to light, so remember to turn the lights off at night! | 10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage
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10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage
You guessed it... ants are very common intruders to your garage. The worst kind of ant to have though, is a herd of carpenter ants. Using an ant spray to control the infestation will be your best bet to keeping these insects out of your home. | 10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage
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10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage
Ick! Silverfish love to feed on paper, clothing, dog food, and even glue. The best way to keep them out? Essential oils in flavors like cinnamon or citrus are a great solution to keep these slithering bugs away from your garage. | 10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage
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10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage
Creepy AND crawly! If you have damp cardboard or rotting wood in your garage, it's more than likely you have pill bugs inhabiting your space. Learn about how you can keep these pesky insects out of your home. | 10 Pests That Might Be Living in Your Garage