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The Essentials of Vehicles – Revisited

How to Save on Car Maintenance Costs with the Following DIY Tips

Who wouldn’t want to save an extra coin from their car maintenance? Most people would cringe at the thought of that creepy sound emanating from the car engine. Sadly, the majority of car services will need the use of lots of money. Some car owners will assume there was ever a sound coming from the engine by simply cranking up the volume. The other group of people would be those that wouldn’t want the problem to escalate any further and will pull up and start looking for the problem.

It would be best to address your car problems as soon as they crop up instead of waiting for them to get out of hand as that may be costly later on. Luckily, with a few DIY car maintenance tips and tricks here and there, you can fix your car and enjoy your ride. Here are some basic maintenance tips to get you started in basic car maintenance that you can do yourself.

A good place to start is with the air filters which should be done once a year or when the car covers 12,000 miles. Changing an air filter is not rocket science, it is something you can easily do as long as you can identify where your car filter is. If you are having trouble locating it, check through your car’s manual to see its location. Others will use the internet so be sure to find a reliable website that has enough information about your car’s model, and you are sure to replace the air filters in as little as ten dollars.

The spark plugs are the other issue that should be addressed when the car hits 30,000 miles. Your car’s manual will help you identify the location of the spark plugs and will often come in sets of four, six or eight depending on the number of cylinders the car has. The best tip here would be to remove the first plug first, replace it with a new one before moving to the next one.

You should also change the oil of your car which is often recommended after covering 3,000 miles. Again, this is something that can be done by any willing DIY as long as you ensure you are working on a completely cooled down car. You can find a website online that has a video of how to set up a jack and change the oil as it needs getting under the car.