There are 10 tools which everyone, whatever skill of DIY they are at, should have within their toolbox.

Find out what they are, in the infographic below.

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Dishwashers are reported to harbour potentially harmful fungiWhen thinking of an MOT, many of us will think of our cars. But household appliances should also be put through a regular health-check to keep them working at their optimum level, and one such appliance is the trusted dishwasher; and if you haven’t recently checked your dishwasher now is the perfect time.

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If your fan oven is not reaching the correct temperatures, there is a good chance that you’ll have a faulty fan oven element which needs replacing.

Thankfully, replacing the element is not a difficult task and can be done in 8 simple steps – out outlined in this infographic.

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fix-it-logoAs we join in the celebrations that are National Fix It Week, at BuySpares we thought it would be nice to collate some of our wisdom, experience and advice from over the years to help you fix your household appliances, and as a result we’ve collared our resident engineer to provide us with a rundown of his top 8 BuySpares videos.

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fix-it-logoFrom cookers and microwaves, through to bread-makers, coffee machines and vacuum cleaners, at BuySpares we appreciate that our homes are homes to a multitude of appliances, each of which have their own individual uses. Unfortunately, from time to time appliances can gain a fault which can render them next to useless.

In these situations, many of us will dispose of the faulty appliance and purchase another one, or in the cases of some appliances such as the smaller kitchen ones, go without. But why should you either have to go without a certain appliance, or purchase a replacement, when you can fix it yourself.

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lightbulb_thumbYou may not have put much thought into the lighting that is in and around your home; but such fittings play an important role in not just brightening your home but also in offering an element of security; which is why at BuySpares we recommend taking the time to consider the various lights available, and to give you a helping hand we’ve provided the following guide.

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Pressure Washer TipsThe outside of your home often says a lot about you, and offers visitors a first impression, from how clean the car on the drive is, through to the build up of dirt, grime and moss on paths leading up to the front door. Keeping on top of the cleaning of your home may seem like a difficult task, especially if you don’t have a pressure washer.

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carvanWhen it comes to travel tips, at Buyspares we prefer not to take the motorway like everyone else. Instead we often prefer to take the more scenic countryside route, which offers pleasant scenery whilst still getting you to your destination in a safe and quick fashion. As such, our “out of the box” travel tips below look at ways of making all travelling, whether a quick visit to the shop or long journeys across the UK, an enjoyable experience.

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mower_thumbAs sad as it is, summer is almost over and it’s time to put your gardening appliances such as your lawnmowers and trimmers away for the winter months; but before you do so it’s important to carry out some maintenance work, to ensure that come next spring your garden appliance is ready to be used – helping to keep your garden in top condition; and below we’ve shared our vital tips for your garden appliances.

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tumble2Your tumble dryer is one appliance which for half the year goes relatively unused, yet as soon as winter arrives is put through its paces as you fight with the weather and a short space of time to get your freshly washed clothes dried for the next week.

Pushing your tumble dryer to the limits however can take its toll on your appliance and lead to faults occurring, and ultimately your appliance giving up the ghost and you looking for alternative ways to dry your clothes, which is far from ideal.

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