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Eliminating rust before painting

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

Smoothing out a dent

The best way to treat a dent is to raise the metal almost to its original level, then to...

Painting a car

Small chips and blemishes are best repaired with a can of touch-in paint and a brush. For larger...

Replacing gaskets and oil seals

Gaskets and oil seals should be replaced if worn or leaking, or whenever removed during servicin...

Identifying and suppressing radio interference

Car radio interference originates usually in the ignition system, the charging circuit or among ...

How to fix a car heater

The car's heating system consists essentially of a motor-driven fan to blow warm air from the en...

Fixing a reversing light

Reversing lights are not generally a legal requirement but they are useful. They serve two purpo...

Fixing a heated rear window

There are a number of possible causes for a rear window heater not working, including a blown fus...

Repairing quarterlights

Quarterlights are now rarely fitted by manufacturers so you mostly find them on older cars. It i...

Fixing a simple light cluster

It is essential to keep your car lights in good working order all the time. Apart from being dan...

Overhauling a light cluster

Many modern cars are now designed so that their lights are built as a one-piece unit known as a c...

How to fix an indicator stalk

The majority of indicator stalks are mounted on the side of the steering column so you can easil...

Fitting new metal brake pipes

Checking the condition of your car's brake pipes is a job that is all too easy to forget because...

Troubleshooting the ignition warning light

The ignition warning light, sometimes known as the no-charge light, is one of the most important ...