I love the idea of tinkering, but my car needs a laptop

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One of my favourite TV shows at the moment is Wheeler Dealers on Discovery Turbo. It follows used car salesman Mike Brewer, who I’m sure is related to Harry Redknapp, and mechanic Edd China.

Mike buys classic cars on their last legs, Edd does them up and they sell them on for a profit.

I love the whole process of problem-finding, fixing and finishing off. It’s inspired me to get my spanners out as I’ve had a problem with my car.

Sadly, when I opened the bonnet I had no idea what I was looking at! I took the car back to the dealer and, typically, they connected it to a laptop, pressed ‘control, alt, delete’ and it was fine.

Best buy an Allegro to tinker on!