Performing easy car maintenance at home can save you money in the long run. Here’s some examples.
Possibly the easiest on the list, changing your air filter should only take about ten minutes. Look for the air filter casing, open it up, remove the old filter, and replace it with the new one in the same position the old was in.
Changing your wipers is also a quick and easy job. Lift your old blades off the windshield and remove them by pressing the detachable tab on their underside, then attach the new ones.
Oil and Oil Filter
This one’s a little more complicated, but still easy. Drain the old oil into a pan under your vehicle and, while you’re waiting for the oil to drain, change your oil filter. Then, simply replace the oil plug and refill the oil cap with the new oil.
Make sure to remove the battery terminals, removing the negative cable first. Then, clean corrosion off the posts, rinse, and dry with a rag, then replace the terminals.
Changing Exterior Lights
Another super-simple one, all you have to do is purchase new light bulbs, remove the casing for the old bulb, and install the new one. While you’re at it, you may want to clean the inside of the light casing, too.
It can be fun to learn how to do easy car maintenance yourself. It saves you a lot of time that you’d spend running to your local repair shop.