Looking after your car

How to keep your car looking and running like new

Follow our car care articles and tips to keep your car in good working order and running reliably. We cover all aspects of car care and maintenance.

Choosing and caring for garages

Keeping the damp and wet off your car is a major consideration in most countries.

We look at the common pitfalls and issues and provide tips on how to spot structural problems early on before it is too late.

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How to repair leather car seats.

A comprehensive guide on repairing leather car seats. If it’s cracked, split or just worn it is possible to perform an invisible repair and make the leather look as good as new again. Leather repair kits for DIY use are quite common and actually work very well indeed.

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E85 Ethanol gas fuel

Read up on Ethanol E85 gas fuel find out what it is, what octane which cars can happily run it and how to convert a car to use it. We also look at the advantages and disadvantages of E85 fuel.

E85 is a term used to refer to rich ethanol-gas fuel blends that contain a 51%-83% ethanol ratio depending on the season and geography of use.

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How to repair stone chips.

One of the most annoying things are getting chips on the bonnet and I’m not talking about the stuff you get from the local ‘Berts Fryup’.

The more loose stones there are on the road the more likely it is to pick up a stone chip. Fast roads and higher speeds mean deeper and bigger stone chips.

The more miles you clock up the worse it gets. Although cars can have a protective film applied to resist stone chips most people are left with pitted bonnets that look really unsightly and can easily start to rust.

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