Do Your Own Car Repairs San Diego CA
Do Your Own Car Repairs
Cutting the Costs of Car Repair
Owning a car is one thing but maintaining it is a totally different ball game. As with all the other expenses of daily life, the costs of car repair are increasingly getting higher. The only feasible way of keeping tabs on car maintenance expenses is by being able to do the repair tasks yourself.
Some of the DIY car repair tasks that can save you a lot of money include the following:
1 Chaging the Oil
It is recommended that a car gets a change of oil after every three months or indeed after every 3000 miles. Entrusting this most basic of tasks to a mechanic will see you part with at least $25, and the worker will probably spend half-an-hour to do it. This ‘unnecessary’ car repair expense can be spared if you simply make reference to your car manual, crawl under the automobile and get the change done. All that you need to own for the task is a ratchet, an oil pan and an oil pan plug socket. You will need to buy a fresh can of oil and oil filter every time the change is required.
2 Changing the Transmission Fluid
Depending on your car’s maintenance schedule, you will need to have a change of transmission fluid – in most cases this is done annually. The same set of equipment used for the car oil change is required for this task and again the car manual will come in handy.
3 Removing Rust Spots From the Car’s Body
One of the more common car repair and maintenance costs that you should make efforts to cut down on has to do with bodywork. A task as simple as removing rust spots may land you a bill running into hundreds of dollars if you unfortunately end up with a rogue mechanics services. Rather than losing such an amount, you can do some online research and find out what materials are required for the task and what these should cost at your local car accessories wholesale supply store. It won’t be surprising to find out that the required cleaning substances are quite cheap and that the task is rather easy to do.
4 Giving the Car a Tune-Up
One of the lengthier tasks involved in car repair and maintenance is doing a tune-up. The job takes approximately two to three hours and it involves changing a couple of car accessories including the...