Car Mechanics magazine


Car Mechanics magazine 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 was launched in April 1958 and has been continuously published monthly since, saving our readers time and money for nearly 60 years.

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


Solving Common Problems on Modern Engines

With their mixture of mechanical systems and sophisticated electronics, modern car engines pose any number of challenges to home mechanics.Solving Common Problems on Modern Engines gives professional advice that’s suitable for DIY mechanics and covers all aspects of modern petrol and diesel engines. It explains in detail how modern engines work, along with troubleshooting tips for what goes wrong and how to fix it. The features are all written in clear, concise language by the experts at Car Mechanics magazine, which has been saving money for motorists since 1958.

The key components covered include timing belts and chains, alternators, crankshafts, starter motors, fuel injectors, variable valve timing and front-end auxiliary drive systems, with step-by-step guides to fixing and maintaining them. There’s also invaluable advice on choosing the right oil for your vehicle and how to decoke an engine safely.

From the creators of Car Mechanics magazine

To find out how Thatcham Research evaluates its Euro NCAP safety ratings, we crashed a Renault Laguna – which was awarded a five-star safety rating in 2001 – and filmed exactly what happened. The full story appears in the July 2019 issue of Car Mechanics.

in the latest issue

NEXT ISSUE OCTOBER 2019 on sale from SEPTEMBER 19, 2019


  • oil servicing

  • buying and stripping cat B write-offs


  • SOURCING PARTS FOR A skoda octavia ii

  • suzuki swift BUYING GUIDE

  • mercedes-benz e220 service guids

  • new honda civic project car

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