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Car Mechanics is packed with essential advice on maintaining and repairing popular makes and models.

It's an invaluable motoring resource that appeals to both the DIY car enthusiast at home and the more experienced motor trade professional.

Car Mechanics launched in April 1958 and has been continuously published monthly since.

Car Mechanics covers vehicles from 3 years old to 30 years old, as well as looking at the whole motoring spectrum.

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Car Mechanics MARCH 2015


on sale from FEBRUARY 19

Tantalising regulars

  • Tales from the Workshop – a few snippets from the four pages: Nissan Micra rust attack, Mercedes C220 CDI service reset procedure, Alfa Romeo GT clutch failure, Volkswagen Touareg EML worries owner.
  • Survival Guide: TVR Chimaera. 1993-2003. Less muscle car, more Boxster rival, the Chimaera could be the sports car you promised yourself in 2015. But is it as fragile as some would you believe?
  • Used Car Focus: Fiat Stilo. 2002-2006. How did the Stilo compete with its family car rivals at launch – and does it make a good used buy today?
  • DIY Servicing: Hyundai Getz 1.1. The South Korean Getz is one of the easiest of all modern cars to service.
  • Dealer’s Diary: Our man in the trade solves the mystery of a sales boom and helps sell a CM project car.
  • Help! Eight pages of readers' car-related problems including General, Ford, Land Rover, Vauxhall, Citroen, Renault, Jeep, Lexus and Mazda models.
  • Diagnostics Doctor: Two pages of readers’ electronic-related problems including Jeep and Volkswagen models.
  • Electronic Diagnostics: Honda Accord 2.0 i-VTEC. Technically sophisticated and with a reputation for reliability, Honda's 2.0-litre i-VTEC powered Accord is a well-respected vehicle.
  • CM Visit: Lincon Batteries. Hand built flooded-cell batteries are still made in the UK.
  • Timing Belt Clinic: Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2-litre diesel.


Special features

  • Renovating Trim: Chipped and cracked trim can ruin an otherwise well-maintained interior. While repairs are inexpensive, they are time-consuming.
  • VAG coolant expansion bottle swap.
  • Build your own tracking gauge.
  • Mechanex 2014


Project Cars

  • 2004 Jaguar X-TYPE 2.0D. Part 2: Engine servicing and rear-end D-bush renewal.
  • 2003 Mercedes-Benz C180K Sports Coupe. Part 6: DIY wheel refurbishment, new tyres, wheelarch rust repair and finishing touches.
  • 2003 Volvo XC90. Part 1: Fitting a towbar and T6 engine service.


Clarke Competition

  • WIN Portable arc welders: 4 prizes up for grabs with a total value of more than £320.


NEXT ISSUE APRIL 2015 issue on sale from MARCH 19

  • Looking after injectors.
  • Vauxhall Tigra 1.4 diagnostics.
  • Clutch Clinic: Ford Escort.
  • Ford Fiesta 1.3 DIY service.
  • CM Visit: MG Longbridge.
  • SEAT Toledo parts guide.
  • Mazda6 buying tips.
  • Project Volvo XC90 oil seal fix and timing belt change.
  • Project Jaguar X-TYPE new brakes, window seal strips and rear drop links.
  • DIY tracking gauge creation, Part 2.



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