Launched in 1958, Car Mechanics is the only national magazine dedicated to DIY maintenance of cars and light commercial vehicles ranging from 3 to 30-years-old. In every issue you'll find used car buying guides, sourcing the cheapest parts, delving into diagnostics, tackling DIY servicing, product testing reviews and much more!
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, CitroÃ«n, 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.
Print magazine subscriptions will either start with the next available issue or the issue you selected at the checkout. Although we will do our utmost to ensure that your magazine is delivered at the same time it is available in the shops (or sooner) it is possible on some occasions it may be unavoidably delayed. If this is the case, we would ask that you please allow an extra 5 days for delivery before contacting us. Delivery of print magazines to subscribers outside of the UK takes up to 15 working days (excludes weekends and Public Holidays).
For a digital subscriptions, as soon as your subscription has been confirmed by an confirmation email, you will be able to access the latest issue. From that point onwards, you will receive all future issues as long as your subscription remains active. Please note that you will not be able to access any of the issues that came out prior to the start of your subscription.
Outside of the UK - Speed of delivery to subscribers outside the UK obviously depends on the quality of service provided by the various organizations along the way. The following airmail delivery times should be calculated from the date the magazine is published and are approximate: Delivery of print magazines to subscribers outside of the UK takes up to 15 working days (excludes weekends and Public Holidays)
If you purchase a subscription which has a gift included, please allow up to 28 days for delivery of the gift, which is sent under separate cover from the magazine. If you bought the subscription as a gift for someone else, any gifts will be delivered to you, the purchaser. We are currently unable to send gifts direct to the magazine recipient.
Yes, if you have the email address of the recipient, we can send an e-card at the time of purchase or on a date of your choice. Please note that if your gift subscription comes with a welcome gift, the welcome gift will be sent to you to give to the recipient or to keep for yourself.
If you paid for your subscription as a one-off payment by using either your credit/debit card, PayPal or cheque we will send you a reminder before the end of your subscription. Whether you are taking a subscription out for yourself or as a gift, nothing will be sent to the recipient unless the subscription expires.
Please note if you pay by a recurring payment method such as Direct Debit, continuous credit card or recurring PayPal you do not need to renew your subscription as your contract will continue until you cancel it with ourselves and your bank.
Still have a question? Click here for details of how to get in touch.
Unfortunately due to logistics and costs it is not always possible to include the newsstand gift with the subscription issue. To compensate subscribers receive a discount price for their magazines over the year.