Car maintenance can cost you a lot of money but some basic things you can DIY. Most car owners will cringe a little from the expected sound that comes from the engine as it is a sign from your car that it needs some service done. Alas, car services and regular maintenance calls for the use of money; which sometimes can be lots depending on the amount of service required. There is that group of people that will assume they heard any noise and crank up the volume of the radio in the hope the noise disappears mysteriously. 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.
Any wise person will tell you such minute issues are best addressed as they occur; rather than later when the damage is too much, and you may need to spend more time and money in having it fixed by a professional. You don’t want to keep postponing such minute details especially if this service will not cause a huge financial setback, now do you? Here are some basic maintenance tips to get you started in basic car maintenance that you can do yourself.
How about you start with changing the car’s air filter once a year or as soon as the car hits 12,000 miles. You start by identifying where the car filter is found, which is in a black rectangular shaped box on the car engine and you can carry on from there. You can always use the car’s manual to locate the air filter. You can also find a website with information on the location of the air filters and how to change them; which you can easily do with as little as ten dollars.
Your send step to a well-maintained car is changing the spark plugs once you hit around 30,000 miles. If not replaced as often, they can lead to a myriad of problems and troubles with your car. The best tip here would be to remove the first plug first, replace it with a new one before moving to the next one.
Changing the car oil can also be done easily and affordably the moment the car hits 3,000 miles. How about you start the process with a car that is completely cooled down. 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.