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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 OCTOBER 2015


on sale from SEPTEMBER 17

Tantalising regulars

  • Tales from the Workshop – a few snippets from the four pages: FORD TRANSIT CONNECT complete clutch change, RENAULT MEGANE non-functioning handbrake, VW POLO bleeding nipple problems, VAUXHALL ZAFIRA steel brake pipes fail MoT test.
  • Survival Guide: Renault Modus. 2004-2012. The likely costs of running this popular, Spanish-built min MPV.
  • DIY Servicing: 2008 Ford Focus II 2.0.
  • Used Car Focus: Chrysler 300C. 2006-2011. Chrysler tried to reinvent itself in the mid-2000s with the launch of some characterful cars, including the luxurious 300C. CM looks at its appeal as a secondhand purchase.
  • Dealer’s Diary: Our man in the trade muses over a drowned Ford Focus and buys a bargain Freelander.
  • Help! Eight pages of readers' car-related problems including General, Ford, Rover, Triumph, Vauxhall, Fiat, Audi, Honda and Mitsubishi models.
  • Diagnostics Doctor: Two pages of readers’ electronic-related problems including BMW, Ford, Skoda and Vauxhall models.
  • Electronic Diagnostics: VW Eos. Probing the 1.4 TSI 122PS model with Bosch Motoronic MED 17.5 management system.
  • Product Test: 10 Screen Mounts on test.
  • Our Cars: BMW E36 convertible and Land Rover Discovery.


Special features

  • Timing Chains: With car owners running scared of timing belts, chains have experienced a resurgence. However, choosing a car with chain-driven valvegear might not be your best option after all.
  • Starlet on a shoestring: Part 3: Rear brakes and cambelt change.
  • Drum Brake Renewal: VAG Group set-up.


Project Cars

  • 2004 MINI One R50 1.6. Part 2: Do we need a new engine?
  • 2007 Ford Ka. Part 6: Painting the exterior panels.


Clarke Competition

  • WIN Impact Wrenches: 3 prizes up for grabs with a total value of more than £360.


NEXT ISSUE NOVEMBER 2015 issue on sale from OCTOBER 15

  • Diagnosing and fixing ABS faults.
  • Modification Series: Polyurethane bushes.
  • Project MINI One, Pt3: Taking out the old engine.
  • Project Ford Ka project, Pt7: Rustproofing underneath.
  • Citroen C1 998cc DIY full service.
  • VW Passat parts guide.
  • Nissan Primera buying tips.
  • Mazda2 1.5 diagnostics.
  • CM Visit to Bridgestone Europe.
  • Clutch Clinic: Peugeot 306 diesel.
  • Tour der Germany, Pt1: Fixing up our 1996 VW Passat.



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