Car Mechanics February 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 issue where we look at the options available to flush out engines, automatic transmissions, braking/power-steering/coolant systems... and more. Our project 2006 Honda Civic has a new clutch kit fitted, while a 2005 Hyundai Coupe 2.0 has a timing belt kit fitted (a 50,000-mile or five-year replacement interval). Thinking of going Electric? – we look at the pros and cons of owning an EV. Want a cheap posh car? We study the Range Rover L322 model which was made from 2002 to 2012. Our man in the trade looks at the demise of the car trade during 2019 and thinks the Vauxhall ADAM is a fine used motorcar. Our buying guide is on the MINI Countryman (2010-2017), while the parts availability of new and used components on the Volvo V60 (2010-2018) is exposed. Going back to basics, we show how to fit spark plugs and perform a full service on a 2008 SEAT Ibiza 1.4 TDI. There's 12 pages of your car-related problems solved by our experts and a Fiat Ducato 2.3 Multijet 130 is the vehicle we probe for diagnostics faults. We report on the trade show Mechanex that happens every November and in Mike Humble's column he thanks a person who gave him a foot into the automotive trade when he was just 15.

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Car Mechanics February 2020