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Haynes Home Mechanic Guides

Haynes Home Mechanic Guides

Essential tutorials for learning how to service and repair your vehicle with confidence

Maintaining and repairing your car, van or truck can seem a daunting task if you've never done it before, but there are plenty of reasons why you can - and should - become a home mechanic. 

Knowledge, as they say, is power. So, the more you know about your car’s inner workings, the better off you’ll be in the long run. Think about it: if there’s a job that needs doing around the house, you’ll learn how to do it. So why should your car be any different? 

In fact, we really have to drive home the fact that cars aren’t something to be feared. If they were, we wouldn’t make so many helpful manuals

If you let the fear of working on your car get in the way, you’re going to lose out. Not only because you’re not educating yourself, but also because you won’t be saving money. 

Part 1: The Basics - Simple Checks Anyone Can Do

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Part 2: The Next Level - Common Maintenance Jobs

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Part 3: Advanced Checks and Fluid Replacements

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Part 4: Finding Your Car Confidence

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Part 5: Body Work and Modifications

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It’ll save you money!

Garages have labour rates. It’s a fact of life, and as such, you’re going to pay them when you go to a garage. But you don’t need to go to a garage for every little job. 

If you learn, if you get your tools out and have a go, you’ll save a lot of money. The tutorials below are designed to get you acquainted with your vehicle and feel more confident in taking an active part in its service and repair.

There’s literally nothing stopping you, unless you lose your reading glasses of course. We take every car down to its component parts and then put it all back together again. Let us impart that knowledge upon you, it’s what we do!

To help you along on your journey, we’ve created the course below which is designed to inspire your inner DIY-er, whether you are a seasoned hand under the bonnet or a complete novice.