It’s not just old cars that need repairs. Even new cars will need small tweaks from time to time to stay in tip-top condition.
In this section, I start off with some safety stuff and teach you how to use the two most common forms of jack — scissor jack and pump jack. These bits of kit let you raise the car up off the ground to work on a wheel, brakes or the underside of the car.
Next, I look at some common car problems (and the most common car repairs) that you can fix yourself. Think small scratches, flat tyres, dead batteries and broken lights. These problems, while frustrating for motorists, won't always require a trip to the garage and can often to repaired with the right tools and some patience. (I also take a deep dive into manufacturer warranties.)
On the back of my piece on common problems, I take a look at some easy DIY repairs that anyone can do regardless of their technical ability.
Strangely, most websites ignore the subject of glass repairs, focussing instead on bumps, dings and cracks to the plastic and metal components. Well, not me! For everything you need to know about glass repairs, check out my blog here.
A section on repairs wouldn't be complete without a section on the most reliable cars. So here are the three most reliable cars available on LeaseFetcher!
Finally, I spend some time looking at scratches. Something we've all probably dealt with after some muppet in a car park clips your car when they're pulling out of a space! Specifically, I look at some DIY fixes for shallow scrapes, some fixes for deep scratches, your options for bigger scrapes and the associated costs.