When buying a car people focus on the maintenance cost as well before making a decision. All cars require certain basic maintenance in order for smooth functioning. Here are few maintenance and repairs that you can do yourself and save some hard earned money. These can be done by anyone who has certain tools.
TRY TO FIGURE OUT THE ISSUES
The most important thing you can do first is to try and figure out the problem with the car by performing a diagnosis. It might sound hard to do, but it is the simplest things that you have to notice like any sounds, oil spills or odd smells. Keeping an eye out for such things can help you reach to the core of the problem. Once the problem is identified you can decide whether it can be resolved by yourself or call an auto repair mechanic.
KEEP THE BATTERY CLEAN
The car needs good battery connection to function smoothly. If the battery is dirty the connection might get affected and cause starting problems. To solve this issue, get some corrosion removal liquid and a wire brush. Start the process by removing the negative and positive terminals from the battery. Use the brush and corrosion removal liquid to cleanse the dust off. Then rinse with water and let it dry before attaching the terminals again.
TYRE CHECK AND REPLACEMENT
Regular tyre pressure checks should be done in order to maintain road grip. You need a gauge to check the pressure of the tyre and if the pressure is low, you can adjust it again. If you have a flat tyre, you don’t need anyone’s help to change the tyre; take the Stepney out, use a jack to lift the car after placing it perfectly under axel and take out the bolts with the help of a wrench. Replace the tyre and it’s done.
CHANGE AIR FILTER
Air filter change is another simple procedure which is easy and quick. It requires being changed once a year or after 10,000 miles. To change the air filter open the hood, look for the air filter which is usually found in rectangular shape box. Take the old one out and place the new one in exactly as the old one was and it is done. It is that simple.