Steps in Car Maintenance
So many ways to achieve a cost-saving technique for your car maintenance. To fade away expensive cost to a professional mechanic, better do it yourself. Try to learn basic repair and this can save extra dollars to your wallet. An enjoyable experience in repair can bring you learning and at the same time-saving. In doing a repair on your own, you can save a lot.
Enumerated below some tips to follows.
A regular check of the air filter can save you time. An owner’s manual can guide you and help you to do a check. Ten minutes is enough to replace an air filter. In doing this, you can add life to your car and at the same time saving extra money.
A wiper blade is also important especially in rainy weather condition. Most auto parts store offer free installation in car. You install your wiper blade on your own in just ten minutes. You can refer to your manual in installing a wiper blade for it has a little difference in other cars. Follow the instruction attached on the packaging if you encounter a problem in fixing your wiper blade.
A simplest way of process to install the spark plug but you can feel a little bit pressure in installing it. No need to do the gapping of your spark plug for they’re already pre-gapped.
The most important in car maintenance is the oil and to change it. Some prefer to do it alone. Cool down the engine first before doing the change oil of your car. Be sure to have an oil pan underneath the engine to catch up old oil. Fill the engine with new oil of about two-thirds in capacity. Be sure to double check it by using the dip stick. Changing of oil to your car may be the dirtiest job but worth a less expensive experience.
A battery’s good connection can keep your car in a good running condition. To check the process, a visual check of the condition is done. Clean the post of the battery by cleaning it with water and dry it with rags. To avoid the problems, check the battery every few months.
An oil change can cost $40, and having your spark plugs changed professionally will run you about $60.
That’s just both, so what more if you want to have other parts changed. This is why it’s imperative that you do it yourself instead. Being able to learn these things will give you an advantage as a car owner.
If you need a partner, seek out a neighbor who also wants to save money and learn more about cars, or take the opportunity to teach your kids some auto basics. Just be sure that you know your experience level, and don’t try a DIY project that’s too big to handle. Don’t risk injury or take apart pieces that you can’t put back together.