Obviously you can't examine your car to the same standard as an actual garage, but a few simple checks will help you to identify some of the possible problem areas before taking your car for its MOT test.
Read this easy step-by-step guide, which includes some handy hints from Haynes themselves!
We have a huge range of workshop tools available, for the home mechanic as well as the professionals.
Whether you're looking to fill the gaps in your toolbox, kit out your garage or even find a gift for someone who likes to swing a spanner, our handy workshop tools buyer's guide can provide an introduction to some of the many tools we have on offer.
We know that finding the right car parts and replacing them yourself can be a bit daunting. That's why we offer a range of services from recharging air conditioning to replacing batteries at our stores, as well as advice if you need it.
Take a look at our motoring services video for more information.