Car Mechanics

Car Mechanics magazine is the UK's only car maintenance magazine with essential advice on how to maintain and repair popular car makes and models. Ideal for the average DIY car enthusiast with tons of car reviews on the latest tech, stories on our own restoration projects, essential buying advice and step-by-step guides.

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About this magazine

Car Mechanics magazine covers vehicles from 3 years old to 30 years old, as well as looking at the whole motoring spectrum. Car Mechanics magazine is packed with essential advice on maintaining and repairing popular makes and models, it's an invaluable motoring resource that can appeal to the DIY car enthusiast at home and the more experienced motoring trade alike.

In each issue of Car Mechanics magazine, you will find:

  • Dealer’s Diary: Our man in the trade looks at dodgy emissions tests and shows how to spot a dipstick
  • Survival Guide: Car Mechanics magazine has sussed out the best deals
  • Help!: Eight pages of readers' car-related problems including General, Ford, Rover, Vauxhall, Citroën, Peugeot, Hyundai, Honda and Toyota models
  • Diagnostics Doctor: Two pages of readers’ engine management problems
  • Good Garage Guide
  • Tales from the Workshop

Whether you're looking for the latest digital edition or a Car Mechanics magazine monthly subscription, Car Mechanics magazine will give you the best advice on maintaining and repairing; the perfect choice, either for yourself or as a gift.

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Ideal for DIY car projects
Reviews on mechanic tools and tech

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