Three Essential DIY Projects For SpringMay 7, 2020 12:24 pm
The weather is warming up and you are probably chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy some well-earned sunshine. For many of us, those plans have been put on hold or seriously delayed due to the recent quarantine and the restrictions that have come along with it. These restrictions can really hold you back from enjoying the changing of seasons fully, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still make the most of your time. This spring has provided us with one of the rarest commodities nowadays: extra time. You can fill that extra time by kicking back, sinking into your couch, or you can be proactive and save yourself some serious money by doing these four simple spring DIY projects. If you are looking to get all the tips and parts you need for the best prices in town, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you find the perfect parts for your project and make sure that you leave feeling completely confident in your ability to tackle that project.
Change Your Oil
Your vehicle’s oil is one of the most important fluids in your engine. Engine oil actively lubricates the moving parts in your engine, keeping them from rubbing, creating excess heat, and even exploding under serious stress. If you leave your engine oil to sit in your engine for too long or for too many miles, your engine oil will begin to curdle and turn into a dense sludge. This sludge not only hinders your engine’s performance and overall gas mileage, but it can lead to catastrophic breakdowns. Make sure that you check your owner’s manual to figure out which kind of oil your vehicle needs and how often it needs to be changed. On average, most vehicles recommend that you change your oil roughly every 5-10,000 miles.
Check Your Battery
The cold temperatures of winter can be extremely taxing your car, and few components are hit harder than your battery. The cold temperatures can reduce your battery’s capability of holding a charge by up to 50%, and many batteries will continue to lose their overall capacity to hold a charge over the years of usage. Take the time now to get out a voltmeter and do a simple check of your battery. Make sure that you follow the directions outlined on your voltmeter to ensure full safety during your test. If your battery is showing a reading under 12 volts, you need to swap out your battery now before you find yourself stranded on the side of the road.
Check & Fill Your Fluids
Do a quick once over under the hood to check your coolant levels, your wiper fluid levels, and if you are a more experienced or confident DIY mechanic, check your transmission fluid as well. Many of these fluids will have been used up in winter weather driving and you want to make sure you get ahead of any lost fluids before they cause an issue.
If you are looking to make the most of your free time this spring, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff will help you find the perfect parts for your DIY project and make sure that you leave with the knowledge and confidence to get it done.
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This post was written by Jonathan Kling