When it comes time to repair your car you might want to consider doing some of the easy ones yourself. Any time you book an appointment at the dealership or the local service center for car repairs you can expect a rather large bill.
There are so many repairs that you can do yourself to reduce the cost. When you do your own repairs, you will benefit from the learning process of being up close and personal with the vehicle. It allows you the opportunity of hands on experience and provides a sense of accomplishment. The internet is a great place to look for videos that will guide you with step by step instructions.
Listed below are 3 simple repairs that anyone can do if they want to.
Replace the Air Filter
Replacing your cars air filter is probably the simplest and least expensive repair you can do on your vehicle. The air filter in your car is no different than the air filter in your furnace, you don’t call the furnace repair person, you purchase one at the hardware store and do it yourself. When the air filter in your car gets clogged up and prevents air from passing through, it is reducing the efficiency and it is time to change it
You can go to any parts supplier and purchase the proper air filter by providing the clerk with basic information specific to your car. Most parts suppliers carry a large stock of air filters and if they don’t have it, they can get it by the next day.
Replace the Light Bulbs
Burnt out and broken light bulbs are dangerous and should be replaced as soon as possible. There are 5 important bulbs to think about, turn signal, headlights, taillights, brake lights, and back up lights. All these lights are safety features and should never be neglected. If you were to be pulled over by the police and there is one or more of these lights burnt out, you could be looking at some pretty hefty fines.
Changing your burnt-out bulbs is a simple inexpensive that you can do yourself, you can purchase the bulbs almost anywhere, and it doesn’t require a lot to time to replace them. Change these bulbs as often as necessary to protect yourself and others around you.
Change the Oil
Everyone knows that the engine oil is the life system to any car and ignoring it will cause an early engine death. Repairing or replacing an engine is a huge expense that can be avoided by doing regular routine oil changes. The rule of thumb for oil changes is usually every three months or every 3000 kilometers whichever comes first.
A lot of people prefer to do their own oil changes because they are easy, and it saves them a substantial amount of money. The used oil can be dropped off at any waste management facility for no charge, and you know that it will be disposed of in a safe and proper manor.
Think about these simple car repairs the next time you want to save yourself some time and money.
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