A Filofacts on … Motoring

Honest John, Sunday Telegraph motoring guru, 8.9.13, on preparing to leave a car unused: “Overpressure the tyres to 40psi, to help prevent flat spots, and hook the battery to a conditioning trickle charger. More here:
honestjohn.co.uk/faq/storing-a-car/ ”
Time to start a Filofacts summing up my favourite Honest John tips, which include …
On car covers, 29.6.13: “I use a Dupont Tyrek – about £90.”
To dispute some fines: trafficpenaltytribunal.gov.uk
Taking small claims to county court: http://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
For accurate real-life mpg: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/
2nd-hand mercedes specialist: mtsv.co.uk
Mudflaps etc: extremeautoaccessories.co.uk
Tyres: See http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk and go to mytyres.co.uk/ wheel-base.co.uk/ rarerims.co.uk/ event-tyres.co.uk / tyremen.co.uk
Airbag fixes: airbagman.co.uk/ airbagreset.com
Garages: good-garage-guide.honestjohn.co.uk
Car reviews: honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar
Deals: Motorpoint does good bulk buys and check hertz rent2buy scheme
See also
Car hire guide – sun teleg, 24.6.12:
And for more on car hire and driving travel search for Motoring section in the Filofacts on Travel:
See also the Filofacts on Jump Starting:


and there is a list of similar sites at
Also possibly useful, from Car Clinic in Sunday Times …
Replace or get parts for electronic car keys at

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3 Responses to A Filofacts on … Motoring

  1. hack4hire says:

    for diy diagnosis of vehicle problems, see also

  2. hack4hire says:

    new adds to made to this file:
    honest john on replacing mirror parts:

    honest john on replacing ECUs (engine control or electronic control units):

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