Repairs and Maintenance You Can Do Yourself
By Matthew Wright, About.com Guide
There's nothing more important than regular maintenance to keep your car out of the repair shop. It may seem like a waste of time to constantly perform maintenance tasks on your car, but the money you save by keeping your car's systems operating well is worth the effort. Regular maintenance is more than changing oil, and there are different maintenance tasks for different seasons. Be sure you're up to speed and up to date.
- Seasonal Maintenance Checklists
- Brake Pad Replacement
- Replace Your Air Filter
- Fuel Filter Replacement
- Change Your Oil
- Spark Plug Replacement
- Battery Maintenance
- Windshield Wiper Replacement
- Wheel Lug/Bolt Check
- Fresh Air Vent Cleaning
- Radiator Flush
- ABS Sensor Cleaning
- How To Plug A Tire
If you're a beginner at auto repair, these are some easy tasks to start out with. All of these repairs come up from time to time, and if you can do it yourself, you'll save time and money, and gain experience in auto repair. Next time, you'll be ready to tackle serious repairs.
- Replacing a Headlight Bulb
- Repair a Dangling Exhaust Pipe
- Replace Your Fuel Gauge Sender
- Worn Brake Disc Replacement
Electrical repairs make up a large percentage of automotive fixes. Much of your car is electric or electronic. Knowing how to make some of these electrical repairs on your own can be very helpful. Not only will you be able to fix electrical problems, you'll be able to troubleshoot other issues that are related to your electrical system in some way.
- Basic Wiring Technique
- Fuse Replacement
- Relay Replacement
- Car Stereo Installation
- ABS Relay Installation
These automotive repairs are for DIY mechanics who are comfortable working on their cars and have enough experience and tools to tackle advanced repair jobs. If you haven't completed some easy stuff yet, you should brush up to be sure you are up to these tasks.
- Wheel Stud Replacement
- Installing a Water Pump
- Install a New Steering Rack
- Electric Fuel Pump Replacement
- Replace Your Fuel Tank Sending Unit