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A brake caliper located on a brake disc
A brake caliper does all of the hard work when you stamp on the brake pedal. Here we explain how calipers operate and reveal the different types.
Jump leads for starting a car with a flat battery
Discover how to jump start a car with a flat battery – Haynes' experts explain how to use jump leads correctly so you will be up and running in a matter of minutes.
Car ramps being used by a mechanic
Car ramps are a method of raising your vehicle so that you can work underneath it – here Haynes' experts give you the lowdown on how to use them safely.
A drive shaft being replaced on a car
Drive shaft replacement can seem daunting but with confidence, a Haynes Manual or AutoFix, and this expert guide (with video), it can be carried out by a DIY mechanic.