Car maintenance might seem like a Herculean task when you need to do it on your own but eventually, most of it becomes quite easy to manage once you get used to the idea. There are a few types of equipment that you might need at hand, for example, nuts, bolts, screwdrivers, Toolguards wrenches etc. Listed below are 10 car maintenance tasks that you can easily manage on your own.
- Replacement of washer blades
You can find out whether they need replacement by pressing the washer button. You could try economy blades but branded blades have better features and have longer shelf lives. The package will have simple instructions and the only thing to remember is to grip the wiper arm firmly.
- Shaking of PCV valve
During every oil change, slide open the vacuum hose and take out the valve by unscrewing it. Shake it to hear the sound it makes. If the sound is mushy, it is time to replace the valve.
- Engine air filter replacement
Unscrew and check the air filter to see how much light passes through it. If it is less than 50% then it is time to replace the filter.
- Replacing gas lifts
Simply buy new gas lifts, request for assistance in holding the liftgate while you change and connect new gas lifts.
- Broken antenna
Get yourself a replacement antenna mast at a store and change it by first unscrewing and disconnecting the old mast.
- Chipped paint
Simple clean the chipped area with wax or grease remover. After drying, use the paint applicator to dab on the chipped area.
- Cabin air filter
Get a replacement filter at a store and slide open the old filter. Follow instructions and install the new filter.
- Power steering fluid
After sucking out old fluid following the turkey baster method, simply refill with new fluid.
- Oil Spills
Sawdust is easily available in stores and it is very effective at absorbing oil spills from garage driveways.
General cleaning of the car is the easiest thing ever. All you need is a sponge, a few scrub cloths, car wash detergent and you are good to go.