What's New

Welcome to our brand new app! To retrieve your purchases from our previous app please tap Options > Restore Purchases.

In the unlikely event of any trouble with the update we would recommend deleting and reinstalling the app. 

**If you need any assistance, or have any comments or queries, please don't hesitate to contact us - [email protected]**

App Description

Car Mechanics is the UK's only magazine with essential advice on maintaining and repairing popular makes and models of car. If you fancy yourself as a home mechanic, then this is an invaluable motoring resource that appeals to both the DIY car enthusiast and the more experienced motor trade professional.


This is a free app download. Within the app users can purchase the current issue and back issues.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the latest issue.

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
-If a subscription offers a free trial, at the end of the trial period, you will be charged the full price of the subscription. You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription settings on your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update, please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions can be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • April 19, 2013 Initial release
  • October 11, 2013 New version 2.0.0
  • November 15, 2013 New version 3.0.0
  • February 10, 2014 New version 3.0.1
  • March 04, 2014 New version 3.0.2
  • September 03, 2014 New version 5.0
  • October 08, 2014 New version 5.2
  • January 25, 2015 New version 5.5
  • January 25, 2015 New version 5.5
  • May 03, 2015 New version 5.7
  • July 26, 2015 New version 5.10
  • October 24, 2015 New version 5.12
  • December 01, 2015 New version 5.13
  • January 12, 2016 New version 5.14
  • November 07, 2016 New version 6.0
  • June 13, 2019 New version 7.12
  • August 16, 2019 New version 7.13
  • September 26, 2019 New version 7.17
  • October 02, 2019 New version 7.18
  • October 15, 2019 New version 7.18.1
  • July 14, 2020 New version 8.2
  • October 27, 2020 New version 8.3.0