Let’s face it…cars are intimidating. But you’d be surprised with what you can do by hand! Save yourself a little time (and money) with these DIY car repairs!
- Replacing Wiper Blades. This is actually one of those things that should be done by hand, because they usually snap in by hand. They’re super light weight, easily accessible and the illustrations are easy to follow on the packaging. There aren’t any tools required, and it takes less than 5 minutes!
- Replacing A Fuse. Lucky for you, some cars actually include a plastic fuse removal tool and a spare fuse. To find out where your box is, look at your car’s manual! It takes less than 10 minutes, and be sure to bring a flashlight!
- Replacing A Bulb. If you’ve replaced a light bulb in your house, then you’re already on the right track. Just push it in and twist! Be sure to bring a screwdriver. This will take less than 10 minutes as well.
- Replacing The Air Filter. The air filter is in a super accessible spot, just above the engine. Just remover the cover and lift out the filter! The location and instructions are located in your owner’s manual. This is definitely a task fit for 15 minutes or less, and be sure to bring a screwdriver as it might be a tad difficult to get off at first.
- Changing Your Engine Oil. Oil filters and oil locations are more accessible than you think. They’re easy to remove and there’s a lesser chance of spilling. To find the recommended oil type, look in your vehicle owner’s manual. Be sure to bring gloves, a wrench, drain pan, combination wrench and funnel. And once your oil is changed, don’t toss it! Bring it to your local auto parts store.
And there you have it! Easy as pie. So don’t be scared; you can do it yourself with the right tools and tips!