Learning to work on your own car can be an awesome experience. Don't believe me? Check out these three reasons why you should consider it.
Welcome back to Car Resto 101, where we explore the various stages of restoring a car in greater detail. Last time I took a look at the pros and cons of abrasive blasting a car- whether it's really necessary and how you could go about doing it yourself.
A long, long time ago when Matt was 16 he bought his first project car- a classic mini in British racing green. It cost him £1200 and, as he quickly discovered, was made from 90% expanding foam and newspaper.
Disclaimer: “Sandblasting” is actually illegal- using silica sand as a blasting media has been banned in the UK for over 10 years now (because it causes a horrific lung disease) as well as in many other European countries.
When you're learning a new skill, like how to do stuff on your car, it's really easy to pick up bad habits, and without someone to point it out straight away you could go on forever without even realising you have them.
Mechanics have a love/ hate relationship with their tools. They love trying out shiny new tools- but hate how much money they cost!
In fact, I think that probably in more than any other profession mechanics get pretty screwed over in the equipment department.
When you know nothing about cars even the smallest jobs can seem daunting. That's why I've started a Car DIY section on our blog to help enthusiasts learn more about their cars and show you a few simple things that practically anyone can do.
Disclaimer: I mean skint here as in "don't have any spare cash" as opposed to, you know, homeless.
As an car enthusiast I love making my Car DIY posts for all you people who want to be more involved with and knowledgeable about cars- but I realise at some point you'll probably need expert help.
Picture the scene: The sun is shining and you're ready to cruise. But wait, what's that smell?!
It may well be the smell of your beloved classic car going up in flames for want of a little maintenance before hitting the road. Yikes!
In this post I'll explain why a poorly maintained car is basically a death trap and what you need to be doing about it.
Our blog delivers brutally honest advice for the “rotbox” in your life with the aim of raising the standard of car projects everywhere.
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