Car Maintenance Tips (Oil, Tyres, Coolant, Wipers, Cam Belt, Filters, Spark Plugs)

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edited 4 March 2012 at 6:47PM in Motoring
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Spending a little time and effort to keep your car ticking over can often prevent greater expense at the time you least need it. MoneySaver Crabman has compiled a wonderful list of the forum's discussions on regular car maintenance.

First read Martin's articles in the Cars and Transport MoneySaving section of the main site then, to read the info below, simply scroll down this page and click on the link for a discussion that interests you. If you have a top tip or suggestion then simply click reply at the bottom of that discussion. Please do remember though, that MoneySavingExpert's forum is an open forum that absolutely anyone can post messages on and that posts are not monitored so take your own circumstances into consideration when reading them and if in doubt always check with a professional.

Crabman's list is closed to posting so that it can be kept neat and tidy.

Many thanks Crabman!
Car Maintenance Tips & Repairs

Weekly Checks (see indivual posts below)
If you are unsure about any aspect of the below checks, consult your vehicle manual.

Haynes manuals are also very helpful for DIY maintenance and repairs).

Special thanks to anewman & goldspanners for help in getting this together & checking over.

Please post on the Questions & Suggestions Thread if you've any feedback/questions.


Car Cleaning/Maintenance Tips
Great 'Keep Your Car Tip Top For Less' Hunt
Cleaning inside windscreen
Home Made car window cleaner
Removing oil from carpets?
Remove vomit smell from car upholstery
Remove car stickers
Remove Rust stains from car boot carpet?
Sand and pet hair removal
Smoke smell - worth a valet to get rid of it?
Stop locks from freezing
NEW!
Thinking about a Diesel? You Need to know about DPFs
Waxing car
What to use on faded black rubber on car


Damage, Repairs & Servicing
Cam belt change
Car vibrating when idle...any ideas?
Claim from council for wheel damage
Dent Removal – Using nothing but dry ice (don’t forget thick gloves!)
Engine Management Light Flashing
Engine 'squeak' noise at start up?
Halfords Trade Card
Heating Element in Rear Windscreen Repair Needed
Jump Starting your car (PDF)
Removing Lacquer Scratches
Scuffed my car, how do I restore it?
Stop Car Locks freezing in Winter
Spark plugs stuck
Tesco and/or Morrisons contaminated Petrol
Tescos petrol - contaminated again?
Ways of getting rid of scratches
Will Servicing at a non-dealer void my warranty?
What do you keep in your car?
Why get a car serviced at the dealer's garage?

Scams/Rip-offs Discussion
Improving my old cars fuel use with magnets ?
Magnetic Fuel Savers
Reducing Petrol Prices by boycotting ESSO/BP
Water4Petrol Water4cars -Scam or Miracle?

Useful Websites
See Motoring Websites thread :)

If you spot any dead links or have suggestions, please send me a PM.

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