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Cars and tools on YouTube: highlights from Haynes

Haynes Repair Manual ChrisFix

Looking for the best car and tool videos on YouTube?

We love YouTube and all it offers car fans here at Haynes. In fact we've got our own channel that's chock-full of step-by-step videos that'll help you carry out popular maintenance jobs on various models. Check it out here and don't forget to subscribe and hit the notification bell to be informed when we upload new content.

Once you've done that, take a look at these videos from some of our favourite YouTube channels... and bookmark this page because we'll be updating it with new content.

The Bearded Explorer

We Explore The Most Incredible Barn Find In The UK! 

Are there any barns left that haven't been explored? Well, apparently yes there are – in the UK at least – as this video from The Bearded Explorer proves.

He explores anything that's been abandoned across the world, and professes to be a bit of a petrolhead, which is apparent from this half-hour video. In reality, none of these cars, trucks and machines are abandoned because the owner is intending to leave everything to his family (so the location isn't revealed). But this is very much a 1980s/’90s time capsule, with several BMW 6 Series, a Ford Sierra XR4, a Mk1 Ford Mondeo and Range Rover, Reliant Scimitar, fire engines and so on.

Okay, maybe not as exciting as finding a Studebaker in your shed, perhaps (and The Bearded Explorer's excitement is sometimes a little misplaced), but it's still an interesting watch.


How to Fix a Car that Wont Start (I bought it for $500) 

You might know ChrisFix for his detailing videos but he also produces step-by-step-style car content for beginners and pros.

In this video he's bought a cheap SUV that would otherwise end up at the breaker's yard, but by replacing the dodgy fuel tank, fuel pump and exhaust system he saves it from the jaws of death and turns it into a perfectly usable daily driver.

As you'd expect, he consults the only Repair Manual that matters for the torque settings.

Taylor Ray

Every Single Tool You Need To Start Working On Cars! 

If you caught Haynes’ technical editor, Martynn Randall’s recent feature on the best car tools for beginners, you'll know that you don't have to spend a fortune – or fill the tool box to bursting – to carry about basic maintenance. However, quality is important – there's no point buying cheap because the tools won't be able to do the job properly.

Of course, once you're ready to take on bigger maintenance jobs you'll need to up the tool count.

You can also see what Taylor Ray recommends in this video. Taylor drifts cars, as he explains here: "Drifting is my life, and it is pretty much a part of everything I do. From building cars, to tow rigs to take them to the track, and the best part, the actual drifting."

His video is rather long, at nearly 40 minutes, so take a look at the vid description for chapter information.