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Last month, we brought you the first part of our guide on getting your car into sparkling, tip-top condition. Now it’s time for part two.
Follow all the steps in both our guides and you’ll be left with a car that looks as good as the day it came off the show floor:
In a number of previous posts, we’ve covered replacing most of your car’s interior. Now, though, we get to delve into the really fun stuff: the flash, show-off bits that are the reason you bought the car in the first place.
There are a number of different things you’ll need to look at to get your motor looking its best, and we’re going to cover all of them in this monster, two-part guide.
If you’re visiting our site, the chances are you know your cars! However, we know we do attract some beginners too: beginners who want to learn more about the inside of the vehicles we all use every day. So, first things first: which car parts are most likely to need replacing? We’ve put together this list, in order of which parts are likely to need swapping first:
Obviously, all of these figures aren’t guaranteed, but they should provide a reliable estimate.
Because automatic belt tensioners are now standard in most cars, a serpentine belt (also known as a drive belt) is usually a DIY-friendly job. (This definitely didn’t use to be the case – so double check if you’ve got an old or classic car!)
Follow these instructions, and you should be able to swap the belt around in around 15 minutes.
Carrying out an oil change is another essential task to keep your vehicle roadworthy. As a result, we thought it would make a great next part of our series on carrying out your own car service at home.
Safety first: Always ensure that you wear safety glasses when working on your car: engines contain a LOT of things that you don’t want to get in your eye!
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