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This is the final part of our video guide to buying a used car. This time, we concentrate on the test drive.
We've shown you what to avoid in a used car, now we show you how to find a good buy.
In this guide, Keith Miller explains how to check the tread on your tyres.
We show you how to spot the difference between a well loved car and a clapped out banger
We show you the correct way to check your tyre pressures.
How to correctly and safely remove a car battery
The correct way to jump start a car with a flat battery
The correct way to refit a car battery
How to safely and correctly top up the engine coolant on your car
How to check your cooling system for faults and leaks
How to safely and easily remove sticky road tar from car paintwork
The correct way to safely change a car wheel
Simple steps to remove bird lime without damaging your car.
How to get a professional finish on your own car.
We guide you through the DIY process of taking a scratch out of a car.
How-To ... Under The Bonnet

Do-it-yourself guides that help you get to grips with the oily bits

The correct way to jump start a car with a flat battery
The correct way to refit a car battery
How to correctly and safely remove a car battery
How to safely and correctly top up the engine coolant on your car
How to check your cooling system for faults and leaks
How-To ... Bodywork

Advice videos showing how to repair bodywork problems

Simple steps to remove bird lime without damaging your car.
How to safely and easily remove sticky road tar from car paintwork
How to get a professional finish on your own car.
We guide you through the DIY process of taking a scratch out of a car.
How to avoid rip-off garages

What you need to know to avoid the scams

When you see ‘Service due’ on the dashboard, what do you do? Ignore it for 2,000 miles? Top up the oil? This basic guide should help you ensure everything goes smoothly.
After extensive research, Dishonest John presents the top tips for dodgy service managers who prefer to put profits before punters.

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