3 Easy DIY RepairsMarch 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Owning a car can be an expensive ordeal, especially when little problems start to pile up. The best way to avoid costly fixes down the line is by taking care of small repairs yourself before issues arise. We understand that not everyone is a mechanic, and we don’t expect you to have an intricate knowledge of your car’s inner workings. Luckily, there are a few simple repairs that you can take care of yourself that will help you save thousands of dollars that almost anyone can tackle. From changing out your wiper blades to replacing your engine oil, these three easy DIY repairs will make a world of difference for your wallet and your overall ride enjoyment. If you are looking for high-quality parts at unbeatable prices, visit your local U Pull & Pay today.
Replace Your Wipers
Replacing your wiper blades and refilling your washer fluid is a simple project that you can easily do on your own. Your wiper blades will lose their rigidity over time, and if you used your wiper blades to scrape off ice in the winter, chances are that you have a few solid chunks of your blades missing. On average, wiper blades last between 6 to 8 months depending on usage. Dry and cracked wipers can result in a serious decrease in visibility in inclement weather. U Pull & Pay offers a wide variety of wiper blades perfect for any car for just $1.99. Our expert staff will help you find the right wiper blades for your specific car and can even help give you tips on installation.
Windshield wiper fluid, on the other hand, is possibly the easiest fix on your car. If you haven’t filled your wiper fluid in a few months, it is time to buy a gallon on of wiper fluid and open up your hood. Your wiper fluid reservoir will be denoted by a black cap with an icon of your wiper blades on it. Simply fill up the reservoir and be on your way.
Check your Battery
Winter weather can be tough on your battery. Now that spring is on the horizon, it is important to check your battery’s ability to hold a charge. You can either take your car into a local shop to check your battery or you can pick up a battery test at U Pull & Pay. Make sure that there is no built-up corrosion on the terminals as dirt and corrosion can build up over time. If you notice any corrosion, you can easily clean it off your battery yourself using an old toothbrush, hot water, and baking soda. Make sure that if you are going to clean off your battery that you disconnect the negative lead from the battery. If your battery is over 2 years old, you may just want to purchase a new battery altogether.
Change your Oil
Changing your own oil can save you thousands of dollars over the course of your car’s lifespan. The first step you need to take is to open your car’s manual and read up on the type of oil your car requires. Ensuring that you get the right oil for your car will keep your car running smoothly and will stop nasty buildup in your engine. Come into your local U Pull & Pay to pick up the right oil and to get tips on changing the oil in your specific car.
Taking care of your new or used car does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Learn more about easy DIY car care projects and find the perfect parts for those repairs right here at your local U Pull & Pay.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling