Top 5 Easy Auto Repairs You Can Do Yourself
Generally, there are two filters in your vehicle. There is one that is under the hood and one that is in the cabin (behind the glove box). If you suspect one or both of your air filters needs to be changed, try doing it yourself. It may seem complex, but it is actually one of those auto repairs you can do yourself with minimal tools and effort.
Always read your car’s manual before jumping under the hood. It will explain exactly where to locate each air filter and how to effectively remove and replace them.
Tip: Splurge on a quality filter, K & N reusable is a notable filter. It is better to spend a little more money to get a good filter, as they last longer and are more effective, which means more savings down the road. It might cost you $50 for a good one, but it beats having to replace that filter every few months.
When the weather gets colder or warmer your tire pressure can change. You should check your tire pressure when you fill up your gas tank also give your tires a visual inspection when you approach the vehicle. Pressure gauges are sold at automotive stores for just a few bucks. Plus, most vehicles have the recommended tire pressure listed on the inside frame of the driver’s side door for reference and if not the recommended tire pressure is always listed on the outer wall of your tires. In some cases, you might have to find it in the manual. Both of these will help you determine whether you need to inflate or deflate your tires to alleviate any issues.
Air machines can be found at most gas stations for a dollar or less, and they often have gauges built into them for convenience and accuracy.
However, if your tire is completely flat, we’d recommend calling Maverick Auto Body located near downtown Greensboro to get it fixed.
If you have noticed any streaks on your windshield, can’t see the clearly when it’s raining or see the rubber separating from the arms, it is time to change you wiper blades. For most cars, they pretty much just clip on and off. However, you can always pull up instructional videos for your specific video online for a tutorial.
These sound like something that would be dangerous to replace. However, it is similar to screwing in a light bulb, changing your spark plugs is not as hard as you might think.
The battery is one of the easiest parts to change out and is usually the most accessible.
A common problem with batteries is also corrosion, it is important to avoid corrosion because it affects the life of your battery. This happens over time if the battery is not properly maintained. You can buy sprays to help prevent this from happening. However, if you see what looks like old toothpaste that has been missing its cap for a while, you will need to treat the battery corrosion. This can easily be remedied by using one of those sprays and a toothbrush to scrub away the corrosive material.
Obviously, the biggest concern here is being shocked, so it is important to follow instructions carefully. The other concern is the acid from the battery, which can damage fabrics, so be mindful and avoid touching it or laying it on anything you do not want damaged.
These may not be as easy for certain makes and models, but overall, they should be simple, straightforward things you can do.