Use insulating tape for binding soldered electrical joints; a waterproof plastic tape is best.

Apart from its normal use when painting panels, masking tape is also used to protect the bodywork when drilling.

Adhesive tape is one of many varieties of backing materials coated with an adhesive. Several types of adhesives can be used.

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Checking hoses and the radiator cap

The parts of the cooling system most likely to give trouble are water hoses. Age and the movement...

Inspecting the ignition system

A typical ignition system. The most usual type of coil, with the HT connection at one end in the...

Adjusting and replacing window-winding mechanisms

There are three basic systems used to raise and lower car windows: mechanical linkage with sciss...

Replacing a master cylinder and servo unit

To disconnect the pushrod, straighten the split pin and pull it out with pliers. Push the clevis...

Cleaning and checking the underside

Looking for trouble Trouble spots are easier to check with wheels off and the car on axle stands...

Checking headlamps and lights

It is an offence in law not to have all obligatory lights working. Check them frequently, especi...