Car maintenance

Car maintenance

Car maintenance

Car maintenance

Autumn DIY Car Maintenance

Don’t let your car fall victim to seasonal deterioration – Give it some early autumn DIY maintenance With the evenings becoming depressingly darker, a...

Maintaining your vehicle

Maintaining your vehicle Maintaining your vehicle is essential to help ensure that it is roadworthy, safe to drive or ride, fuel efficient, less polluting and...

Jack of all trades

Hannah Pool has barely learned to drive a car, let alone carry out repairs. So how would she cope with a tutorial in basic...

Checklist: prepare your car for its MOT

Around a third of cars fail their MOT in Britain each year, follow this checklist and you may avoid some of the simple fails Around...

Learn how to change a tyre

20 minutes Professional cost From £10 plus towing fee DIY cost Free You may not be able to match the frenzied blur of a Formula One pitstop,...

Learn to change your car’s oil

60 minutes Professional cost £90: For two oil and filter changes DIY cost £32.96 plus oil: Oil price varies depending on the car (from about £20)....

Learn how to get rid of a dent in the bodywork

60 minutes Professional cost From £30: Depends on size and severity DIY cost £6.49-11.99: Price depends on size of glass sucker, from screwfix.com We've all done it....

Get rid of a scratch in paintwork

30 minutes Professional cost From £10: Depends on the size and severity of the scratch DIY cost £7.48 Cars are easily scratched: supermarket trollies, bicycle handlebars or...

£200 to change a car headlamp bulb? It’s no joke

Modern vehicles are so complex that even seemingly trivial DIY repairs involve a trip to the garage and a minimum charge How many pounds does...