Car care tips and secrets

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.

Our insider tips will ensure your car is always looking and performing it’s best.

Guides written by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.

Removing carbon

A look at why carbon build up happens in our tips and guide on removing carbon build up from the intake valves on a direct injection engine. We look at, how to remove it and give tips on preventing it happening in the future as frequently. Reviews of intake cleaners and professional removal services.


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.


Misfires and problems after tuning

When an engine is tuned or mapped you may get misfires flatspots or other problems. We look at the causes of these issues and how to diagnose a fault after remapping.


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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