Guides that use

Lubricating hinges, pedals and locks

Use a screwdriver if necessary to remove or to fit a pedal pad. Oiling foot pedals Most brake an...

Eliminating rust before painting

Treating severe rusting Use an electric drill fitted with a sanding disc or a flap wheel to cut ...

Patching rust holes

Using a filler-fibre mixture Put the plastic sheet over the hole and tape down one side. Trace t...

Renewing disc-brake pads

A piston-opposed caliper-type disc brake is fitted to many small and medium cars. It is vital to...

Cleaning and replacing a control box

A typical control box Generally the dynamo control box is mounted on the front wing not far from...

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

A pushrod linkage The wiper arm may be held to its spindle by a hexagonal nut, usually hidden by...

Checking windscreen wipers and washers

How the washer system works Fluid for screen washing is drawn by a pump from the washer bottle a...

Renewing alternator brushes

Removing the brushes and cleaning the strips Unfasten the recessed bolts to remove the moulded c...