Top Three Simple Car Maintenance Tips

October 4, 2018 2:48 pm Published by

As a rule in car care, it is generally better to be proactive instead of reactive. Staying ahead of your car’s maintenance needs will save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Not only that, but many routine car maintenance projects are both manageable and quick jobs. If you are looking for quality parts at unbeatable prices, come into your local U Pull & Pay today! Here are three easy car maintenance projects to get you started.

Air Filter

One of the easiest maintenance projects you can do for your car is changing your own air filter. This project will take about 10 minutes, requires no tools at all for most cars, and will only cost you $2.99 at U Pull & Pay. It is recommended that you change your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. You can either take it to a mechanic, who will charge you triple the price or take care of this simple fix yourself. Your filter should be easy to find, it will be housed in a black rectangular box with metal clips on the side. Open the casing and make a note of which way the filter fits in so that you can easily install your new filter. Then just remove the old filter, replace it with the new one, and close up the case and clips when you are done.

Spark Plugs

Replacing your spark plugs will require 20-30 minutes, a ratchet or socket wrench, 12-inch socket extension, spark plug socket, and each spark plug only costs $1.99 at U Pull & Pay. Usually, you will need to change your spark plugs after 30,000 miles. Locating your spark plugs should be easy, they are usually attached to thick rubbery wires, or you can consult your owner’s manual. Start with the first spark plug and only remove one wire at a time. Using your spark plug socket and extension, remove the first spark plug. Install the new spark plug by hand and then tighten with a wrench. Then just reattach the spark plug wire and you are all set!

Windshield Wipers

Replacing your windshield wipers is a simple project that will take 15 minutes, require no tools, and only cost $1.99 at U Pull & Pay. The basic procedure is that you start by lifting the blades and removing the old blades. Make a note of how your blades attach, this will make your installation much easier. On most cars, you will simply have to push the tab on the underside of the wipers to release the blade. Then just repeat the process and you will easily reattach your new wiper blades!

These three repairs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to car maintenance that you can easily handle yourself. If you are looking to save money and avoid costly repairs down the line, taking car care into your own hands is a great option. Come into your local U Pull & Pay today to get great deals on the parts you need for these quick and easy repairs!

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling

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