Easy Car Repairs You Can Do Yourself

Car repairs can cause a major financial drain and are an expense many people don’t have the budget for. The average car repairs in brisbane will cost drivers more than PS30,000 over their lifetime.

Repairs for cars can range from minor cosmetic scratches and dents to more serious mechanical problems. It’s up to you to decide if it’s possible to fix it yourself or hire a professional to do it for you.

We wrote in a previous blog about the truth about what it costs to fix your car. This will help you avoid being scammed. To save you even more, we’re going to show you how to fix certain parts on your car.

These are simple DIY auto repairs that anyone can make.

7 Easy DIY Car Repairs

1. Replace the filter

This can be done by a mechanic, but it’s so easy that we recommend it. It only costs a few dollars for a brand new filter and a little time, if any.

Locate your filter under your car’s bonnet. If you don’t find it, consult your car’s owner’s manual.

Make sure to note the way that the air filter fits, and the direction it faces.

Take out the old filter and place the new one exactly where the old one was.

It’s as easy as a,b, and c.

2. Change your tyre

Flat tyres are possible anywhere, at any time. This is a great skill that you can learn. It can also be difficult to find help if you live in an area where a mechanic is not available or you are unable to wait. Knowing how to change a flat tire can make a big difference.

Don’t forget about replacing the spare tire (which is only for temporary use).

3. Do some body touch-ups

It can be difficult to keep your car in top condition all the time. Your car will eventually develop scratches and dents that are irritating. Although a specialist in bodywork can fix them, they are easy to do yourself and could save you hundreds of dollars (or even thousands) for more complicated issues.

You can purchase a touch up kit, which is available for most models and colours, from your local dealer or car shop (such Halfords), and use the instructions to apply a coating of paint using a special pen.

Remember to keep the car at a comfortable temperature and out of direct sunlight so the paint dries well.

4. Clean the interior of your car.

This is a simple way to save hundreds of dollars!

To get rid of stains, grab a container of hydrogen peroxide and soap/fairy oil.

Use a few drops of soap and oil to dilute the peroxide. Scrub the solution with a brush and clean the carpets and seats.

Let it set for a few moments before wiping off the excess. You might need to apply several treatments for stubborn stains.

Peroxide can also be used as a bleaching agent. You might consider using a dilute solution of peroxide to lighten dark interiors.

5. Inflate your tires

It is easy to check the tyre pressure of your vehicle. You can do it at home in a matter of minutes.

* First, determine the pressure rating of your vehicle. These information can be found inside your vehicle’s manual.

An accurate pressure gauge is required to test the pressure of your tires.

* Remove the valve’s dust cap, attach the pressure gauge, and make a note. You can inflate your tyre with an air pump at home or by using the facilities available at many petrol stations. You can let air escape from the tyre if it is not inflated to the recommended pressure.

Once your tyre pressure is right, remove the air pipe and make sure the valve is clean.

6. Refill all fluids.

Your fluids don’t have to be checked by a mechanic. You can do it yourself. Low fluids can be refilled and replaced.

These are the fluids you should check regularly.

* Engine oil.

* Coolant.

* Power steering fluid.

* Brake fluid.

* Windshield washer oil.

It is also a good idea keep track of low fluid levels. In a month, check them again. You might check to see if they have dropped again.

7. Replace windscreen wiper blades

It’s easy to replace your windshield wiper blades.

Rubber begins to wear over time due to excessive scraping of snow and ice, or heat. It is recommended that wiper blades be replaced once or twice a year depending on the severity of the weather.

They can become very inefficient and even scratchy when they are replaced, so be aware.

Although the brand of your changing wiper blades might vary, they all feature a simple clasp mechanism that has a sliding lock or a push-button to release. You should ensure that you buy the right length blades for your vehicle. Some require two sizes, while others may require a rear wiper. You can find more information in your car manual about which blades are needed and how they work.


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