When it comes to your vehicle you want to make sure that everything is properly maintained but as you know that can cost a lot of money. Many people think that car maintenance is all difficult to do themselves but there are several things that are quite simple to learn how to do yourself to save you wallet. Cars.com is a great resource for helping you learn these things and has step by step instructions for all of these tasks!
Change Your Oil
I always thought changing my car’s oil was a super difficult and messy job. I didn’t think it was possible to easily learn how to do it myself so I would go take my car to shops and spend anywhere from $30 to $60 every few months. Changing your own oil really only requires a few items, an oil pan, filter, oil and a few basic tools. Go HERE for step by step instructions!
Checking and Replacing Windshield Wipers
This is definitely something I’ve always done myself. Learning to replace your windshield wipers is an important task, especially if you’re on the road a lot or live in a place where it rains a lot. Often times you can choose to replace just the rubber blade or the entire wiper blade. You must know which size and type of wipers your car specifically needs.
Replacing Your Tires
Replacing car tires is one of the most important things for you to learn how to do. Car tires go flat at all times of the year, day and night and usually when you least expect it. A flat tire can be a big bummer if you don’t know what you’re doing. Waiting for roadside assistance can sometimes take an hour or more depending on your location. Most cars have everything you will need to replace your tire on the side of the road and in most cars its all sitting under the carpet in your trunk!
Change Transmission Fluid
Changing your transmission fluid is much like changing the oil in your car. You only need a few items to complete the job and this one will save you a good chunk of change if you do it yourself. Make sure you check with the maker of your car to see what is recommended with transmission fluid changes. Transmission fluid is very important for every car, it keeps shifting smooth and keeps your car going. As you know, transmissions are very expensive to replace so you want to do anything you can to keep your car on the road!
What do you do to save money?