Guides that use

Lubricating hinges, pedals and locks

At regular service intervals clean and lubricate hinges on moving panels and foot-pedal pivot poi...

Eliminating rust before painting

Steel exposed to damp air begins to rust in minutes. If there is any rust on it when it...

Patching rust holes

If a hole in the bodywork is not in a load-bearing area, such as a section of the chassis,...

Renewing disc-brake pads

It is vital to know when disc-brake pads need replacing. Some makers state a minimum safe thickn...

Cleaning and replacing a control box

On cars with dynamos, faults in the control box show up in various ways, some of which are descr...

Checking headlamps and lights

It is an offence in law not to have all obligatory lights working. Check them frequently, especi...

Servicing the windscreen-wiper mechanism

The windscreen-wiper mechanism needs little maintenance. At service intervals drip a little oil d...

Checking windscreen wipers and washers

Windscreen washers and wipers must, by law, be in working order. Keep the washer bottle topped u...

Renewing alternator brushes

Unlike dynamo brushes, alternator brushes normally last for several years. Electrical arcing bet...