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  • THE HISTORY OF MEGUIAR’S

    Matt Bell on 11th October 2021

    We take a look at the history of Meguiar’s and find out how the legendary brand got to be one of the coolest and most passionate car care companies on the planet…

  • FORD FOCUS ST MK2 BUYING GUIDE + TUNING TIPS

    Glenn Rowswell on 8th October 2021

    Fast Fords are a part of hot hatch history, that’s a fact. The Ford Focus ST Mk2 firmly established itself as a modern performance favourite for a reasonable price tag. Here’s what you need to know before buying one.  

  • DETAILING FAQS – WHAT THE FAQ?

    Matt Bell on 1st October 2021

    Do you know the difference between a wax and a polish? Are you familiar with the two-bucket method? We pitched a list of detailing FAQs to Meguiar’s UK to answer to help make detailing simpler.

  • 21 TIPS FOR BETTING HANDLING

    Matt Bell on 1st October 2021

    Increasing performance doesn’t always mean increasing your power. Here are 21 tips for better handling.

  • LEXUS LS400 EXTREME DETAIL: DIRTY PRETTY THING

    Matt Bell on 29th September 2021

    V8 luxo-barges get abandoned in barns, that’s just a fact of life. But fear not – the Meguiar’s team are here to save them, one Lexus at a time. It’s the Lexus LS400 extreme detail!

  • HONDA CIVIC TYPE R BUYING GUIDE: EP3 & FN2

    Matt Bell on 22nd September 2021

    If you like your hot hatches hardcore and high-revving, the Honda Civic Type R is the machine for you. Here's our EP3 and FN2 buying and tuning guide.

  • BLOW-OFF VALVE GUIDE: 10 MINUTE TECH

    Matt Bell on 22nd September 2021

    We speak to Mark Arnold at Turbo Performance to get the low-down on blow-off valves. Release the pressure, it’s our blow-off valve guide!

  • AUDI TT MK3 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 15th September 2021

    It may only be seven years old, but the Audi TT Mk3 can be an attractive purchase nearly-new. We take a look at the model in detail to help you understand what you’re buying.

  • AUDI RS3 8V BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 8th September 2021

    The Audi RS3 was the marque’s first crack at a mega-hatch, highlighting Audi’s ambitions to take a slice of the performance hatch pie. Eminently tunable as well as a good secondhand buy, what should you look for if you fancy buying the second generation 8V model?

  • MERCEDES C63 AMG W204 BUYING AND TUNING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 31st August 2021

    The Mercedes C63 AMG W204 has already passed into modern-classic status, offering other-worldly performance and a high-end finish in all its various forms. Here’s what to look for when buying and tuning one.

  • AUDI S1 MODIFICATIONS: TOP 5 MODS

    Matt Bell on 25th August 2021

    Like a hyped-up Golf GTi that’s been shrunk in the wash, the Audi S1 is a proper little weapon straight out of the box but, with a light licking from the tuning stick, it can compete with the biggest and best hot hatches in the business. Here are our top 5 Audi S1 modifications guide.

  • LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL GUIDE

    LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL GUIDE

    Glenn Rowswell on 24th August 2021

    So, what is a limited slip differential and what's a welded differential? Find out this and more the Fast Car LSD guide...

  • TOYOTA SUPRA HISTORY: A JAPANESE ICON

    Matt Bell on 20th August 2021

    Now distanced from its super-sized Celica origins, the Toyota Supra is an icon among Japanese car enthusiasts. Its ability to make mega-power alongside starring roles in console games and on TV and movie screens give Toyota’s coupé a legacy truly worthy of a super-hero!

  • FORD SIERRA SAPPHIRE COSWORTH 4X4 BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 19th August 2021

    It’s a YB’d Sierra that won’t try to kill you on every journey; the Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 has shed its taxi image to become the cheapest, most usable – and oh-so-tuneable – Cossie of all. Here’s how to buy a good one.