Three Simple DIY Projects To Tackle In A Free Afternoon

July 30, 2020 3:35 pm Published by

Summer is in full swing and now more than ever, people are turning to their vehicles as a source of escape. With air travel ground to a halt and millions of Americans still quarantined in their homes for the foreseeable future, our vehicles have never been quite so important to us. If you have a road trip planned in the coming weeks or are planning on getting back to your normal commuting schedule, you need to put the time in now to make sure that your vehicle is ready to get back up and running to its full potential. The sheer amount of time that many vehicles have sat in place during this quarantine has made more important than ever to take care of a few basic car maintenances. If you would like to learn more about how you can easily upgrade your DIY capabilities come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our elite staff of DIY experts will help you get everything you need to easily tackle your next project. Here are three easy maintenance projects that you can take on during any given afternoon.

Check Your Fluids

During the heat of the summer months, your vehicle can lose fluids at an alarming rate. Every single one of the fluids in your vehicle serves a very specialized and important purpose, and if you let them run dry, you will find yourself stuck with some seriously expensive repairs on your hands. Certain fluids like your engine oil will have easy indicators to show you whether or not your fluid levels are at an acceptable level, though others will be a bit more hands-on. Take the time to read through your owners’ manual and get acclimated to each one of your fluid systems to make sure you are staying up to date with your essential maintenances.

Change Your Air Filters

Your air filters serve two extremely important purposes. Your engine air filter will purify the air and remove any damaging debris from the air before it is sucked in and cycled through your engine. This debris would otherwise cause your engine to chew through and get clogged by small sticks, rocks, dust, and other debris. If you go too long between changes, not enough air will get into your engine and you will notice a serious decrease in your vehicle’s overall performance. Your cabin air filter, on the other hand, purifies the air that you breathe while driving. You should change your cabin air filter every few months, though if you have extreme allergies or live in a polluted area, you may want to change it more often.

Check Your Battery

Your battery can stand up to a lot of punishment, but all batteries are weakened over time due to temperature changes, usage, and overall care. Take the time now to test your battery’s charge to ensure that your battery will last you through any trips or drives you have planned for the future.

If you want to learn more about becoming a DIY mechanic yourself or are looking for a great deal on local parts, come into your local U Pull And Pay today. We will happily help you find everything you need or the best prices in town.

 

 

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling