Do you know how to tackle DIY car repairs?
Understanding how to do some of the more common vehicle fixes can save you money to the mechanic. All you need are a few basic tools and some aftermarket parts to get the job done.
Want to know what the easiest and most common fixes are? Keep reading! We'll give you the low down on each one.
Tire maintenance is one of the essential components of DIY car repair. Your tires affect many aspects of your vehicle, including its safety, fuel efficiency, and performance.
You can quickly tell if your tire pressure is too low or too high with a pressure gauge. Most gas stations will have an air pump for filling low-pressure tires.
You can also find patch kits to repair small tire punctures if you are in a situation where you need to patch your tire over finding a replacement one.
Check and Refill All Fluids
It's easy to find online the types of fluids in your car and what their levels should be. You don't need to take your vehicle to a mechanic for them to check this.
Refill any low fluids, but also make sure you note which ones are low. If they are low the next time you check, it's possible you may have a leak, so make sure you keep an eye on it.
Replace Your Wiper Blades
Wiper blades are important. If yours are starting to streak or cause issues, you'll want to replace them. Having working wipers can help keep you safe in bad weather when road conditions are already rough.
Replacing wiper blades is a super simple process. There are multiple types of wiper designs. Make sure you buy the right ones for your vehicle.
All you need to do is pop the old ones off and put the new ones on. No tools are required!
Replace Burnt Out Fuses
If you find things like your car stereo or horn aren't working correctly, you might be looking at a burnt-out fuse.
First, make sure your vehicle is off and then search out the fuse box (you can usually find it under the hood or in your dash). Find which fuse is broken and remove it with a pair of tweezers. Pop a replacement fuse in, and you are good to go!
Replace Your Air Filters
Air filters keep your engine free of dirty air. If your engine filter gets filthy, it can cause your vehicle to overheat. You want to replace your air filter every 30,000 to 40,000 miles, and it's a simple process. Remove the screws that hold the dirty filter in place, remove the old air filter, and then put the new one in. That's it!
Now You Know All About DIY Car Repair
DIY car repair is a great way to save money, and it can also help you understand your car better. You'll be better equipped to fix your vehicle if you know the basics first.
Contact us if you are ready to get into the DIY game or have a passion for European cars. We have everything from Rotiform wheels to Fifteen52, Volkswagen parts, Mercedes parts, and more.
We'll be more than happy to set you up with everything you need to start your DIY journey.