How To’s

If you want to learn how to install new car parts, repair your car or any other modifications to your car, this is the section for you. Unlike other websites, we actually work on our own cars and test out the products that we are recommending in our articles. This is why we are able to create all of these “How To” guides alongside our product reviews.

How To Replace Wing Mirror Glass

Whether the glass in your wing mirror has become delaminated or another car has bumped into it, replacing wing mirror glass is relatively straightforward. Within this article, we walk you through how to do it with photos of each step of the process.

How To Remove Paint Transfer From A Car

There is nothing worse than coming back to your car and finding that another car has bumped into it and left its mark. Along with a scratch, you may find paint transfer and within this article, we show you how to remove paint transfer from your car with ease.

How To Repair Stone Chips

Stone chips on your car’s bonnet, front bumper, roof, wing mirrors and wings can be very frustrating and they are also unavoidable in most cases. Luckily repairing the defect is fairly straightforward and in this article, we walk you through the entire process.

How To Reduce Your Car’s Emissions For An MOT?

If your car has failed its MOT due to high emissions, you may be wondering what steps you need to take to reduce it. Whether your car failed due to high CO, HC or lambda readings, below we discuss everything you need to know to reduce car emissions.

How To Remove Old Bird Poop Stains From Your Car

Bird poop stains and etchings can completely ruin your car’s paintwork and they are caused by bird droppings that are left to dry on the paint. Whether the etching is upon your roof, bonnet or elsewhere, below we show you a number of methods to remove it.

How To Check If A Car’s Mileage Is Genuine

Before purchasing a used car, it’s crucial that you check if the mileage is genuine and that it hasn’t been clocked. Within this article, we discuss the various methods of checking a car’s mileage and what to do if there is any anomalies.

How To Drive An Automatic Car

As the majority of drivers in the UK passed their driving test in a manual car, they may have limited knowledge of how to drive an automatic car. Within this article, we discuss everything you need to know and our top tips for driving a car with an automatic gearbox.

How To Update A Built In Car Sat Nav

Satellite navigation has been an optional extra in cars for well over 20 years now but many owners tend to avoid performing any updates and leave the maps outdated. Luckily most built-in car sat navs are easy to update and below we show how to do it.

How To Unblock Windscreen Washer Jets

Windscreen washer jets that aren’t working because they are blocked can make it difficult to clear your windscreen and also be a reason for your car to fail its MOT. If this is an issue you are facing, we show you how to unblock the washer jets with just a safety pin.

How To Get Bird Poop Off Your Car

There is nothing worse than walking out to your car to find that a bird has left you a lovely present on the paintwork. However, getting bird poop off your car is relatively easy and it can be achieved safely using a number of methods.

How To Fit A Number Plate

Whether you’ve bought a private registration or simply want to swap the number plate, it can be changed in minutes. In this article, we show you how to remove it as well as how to fit a number plate with or without screws, using adhesive or inside a holder.

How To Change A Steering Wheel

Although you rarely need to remove your steering wheel, replacing it with an aftermarket or upgraded steering wheel is a common modification. Within this article, we walk you through each step required to change a steering wheel.

How To Clean A Leather Steering Wheel

Considering that you touch your steering wheel every time you drive your car, it’s worthwhile trying to keep it clean. Within this article, we show you how to clean a leather steering wheel and restore it to a “like-new” matte finish.

How To Jump Start A Car

A car that won’t start because of a flat battery can completely ruin your day but jump starting it is a fast way to get it up and running again. Within this guide, we walk you through each step on how to jump start a car with leads or without another car.

How To Treat Rust On A Car

Ignoring rust spots on your car can cause them to eventually spread and it’s advised that you repair and treat the rust before it gets any worse. In this article, we walk you through how to treat rust on a car and futureproof it against further rust.

How To Charge A Car Battery

Car batteries can lose their charge for a number of reasons and it’s a good idea to keep it charged up to avoid any problems. If you are new to charging batteries, below we walk you through each step on how to charge a car battery at home.

How To Use Snow Foam

Using snow foam as part of your car cleaning routine has exploded in popularity over the last few years and for good reason too. It’s a pre-wash formula that’s used alongside a lance and pressure washer and below we show you how to use it.

How To Use A Car Jack

Whether you need to change your wheels, oil or any other task that involves going under the car, it’s crucial that the car is lifted safely in the air. Within this article, we show you how to use a car jack at home to lift your car off the ground.

How To Clean Leather Car Seats

Cleaning your car’s leather seats can make a huge difference and it can be achieved with very little effort and only a few bits of equipment. Within this article, we walk you through our steps on how to clean leather car seats in a matter of minutes.

How To Clean Alloy Wheels

Alloy wheels are often the main feature of a car and also the most likely part that’s going to be the dirtiest when it needs a clean. Within this article, we walk you through how to clean your alloy wheels in order to achieve a spotless finish with ease.

How To Apply Tyre Dressing

After you’ve cleaned your alloy wheels, the tyres often stand out if they haven’t been dressed up with a tyre product. If you are new to detailing, this involves using a tyre dressing and we show you exactly how to apply it.

How To Use An OBD2 Scanner

One of the major benefits of working on modern cars is the ability to diagnose problems by reading error codes with a diagnostic tool. They are plug and play devices and within this article, we show you exactly how to use an OBD2 scanner.

How To Use An Engine Degreaser

An engine degreaser is a highly versatile formula that can be used to remove stubborn dirt, grease, grime and oil. Whether you need to clean your engine or other components of your car, we show you exactly how to use a degreaser below.

How To Change Engine Oil

Learning how to change your car’s engine oil yourself is a great way to save money and ensure it’s getting the oil that it needs. Below we walk you through the steps required to do the oil change right with step-by-step instructions and pictures.

How To Check Engine Oil

Checking your car’s engine oil is a task that literally takes minutes and provides you with peace of mind that the engine is in good working health. Within this article, we show you the exact steps on how to check your engine oil level with ease.

How To Fit Roof Bars

Installing roof bars to your car instantly makes it more versatile and allows you to load roof boxes, skis, kayaks and so many other things onto your roof. Once you’ve bought a set, the below guide walks you through how to fit roof bars in just a few steps.

How To Make Your Exhaust Pop

Exhaust pops are a popular modification for many car enthusiasts and they are certain to put a smile on your face. Whether you own a naturally aspirated, turbo or supercharged petrol car, you will be able to make your exhaust pop and below we show you how.

How To Make A Car Faster

As long as your car is powered by a diesel or petrol engine, tuning it to make it faster can be achieved in many ways depending upon your budget. If you are new to tuning a car, our below guide will walk you through some of the easiest ways to make a car faster.

How To Polish A Car

Learning how to polish a car yourself allows you to rectify any imperfections in your paint such as swirl marks or light scratches. Whether you want to apply a polish by machine or hand, we show you the exact process for the best results.

How To Paint Brake Calipers

Painting your brake calipers is a relatively straightforward task and it can be achieved with or without removing the calipers from the car. Below we walk you through both methods so that you can paint them yourself with ease.

How To Spot A Slow Puncture & Fix It

A slow puncture in your car’s tyre can often go undetected for long periods because the loss in air pressure is gradual. However, to help you spot a puncture early on, below we discuss how they are caused, the telltale signs they provide and how to fix it.

How To Wash A Car

Learning how to wash a car properly yourself will not only save you money but also prevent inflicting scratches or swirl marks upon the paintwork. Below we walk you through each stage of safely cleaning your car and the equipment you’ll need.

How To Keep Kids Entertained In Car

If you are planning any long road trips with your kids on board, you’ll want to keep them entertained so that you can focus on the driving. Below you can find some of our ideas that’ll keep kids entertained in the car no matter their age.

How To Debadge A Car

Whether you prefer the “clean” look or want to hide the model or engine size, debadging your car is an easy task that takes a matter of minutes. Within this article, we show you how to debadge a car with the use of dental floss, hot water and polish.

How To Change Wiper Blades

When your wiper blades begin to judder or fail to clear your windscreen, its time to invest into a new set of wipers. Rather than getting someone else to change them, we show you how to change your wipers yourself in a matter of minutes.

How To Improve Car Security

Apart from your home, your car may be the most expensive item you own and its worth following our car security tips to keep it safe. From securing the keys from relay crime to old fashioned steering wheel locks, we have a great range of methods.

How To Avoid DPF Problems

Due to the tightening of emission regulations, modern diesel cars are now fitted with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to meet strict standards. Although great for the environment, they can be problematic but our tips should help to avoid DPF problems.

How To Clean Your Headlights

Cloudy or foggy headlights is fairly common among older vehicles and is caused by the exposure of UV light upon the plastic lenses. However, it’s fairly easy to rectify and in this article, we show you exactly how to clean your headlights with ease.

Car Key Battery Replacement

When your car key begins to malfunction or not work as it should, it’s not often the fault of the fob but the car key battery itself. Replacing the batteries is a relatively straightforward task that costs very little and takes just minutes to do.

How To Change A Number Plate Bulb

Although your number plate bulb doesn’t effect your driving, it can be fairly frustrating when they don’t work and cause the dreaded error upon the trip computer. Luckily, they are easy to replace and we show you exactly how.