You are driving on a very smooth road, listening to some really good music and then suddenly your check engine light starts blinking. What a very sad sight isn’t it? The first thing you would ask your self is how much will that cost me now? Everyone who owns a vehicle knows that repairs are not cheap. There so many common repairs a car can have that if you learn how to repair them on your own you could save yourself a lot of money. Here are some of the common ones that you have to learn.
Replacing the spark plugs – this is a small part that can cause a lot of problems to your car. It is responsible in igniting the fuel. A faulty spark plug can reduce the mileage of your vehicle significantly. The engine won’t be running and starting properly. Pop the covers unscrew the old one just put in the new and clean ones in. This is something you can do easily.
Changing your cables can be easy if you know your way around the car but then again unless you really know how to handle I won’t recommend this. Cables tend to wear out for this you need new cables. Find out local cable suppliers and get the cables you need be the throttle cable or steel lanyards. They will have it.
Your radiator can start to leak once in a while. The best thing to do is to replace the whole thing rather than patch it up. Jack up the car first and then removing the radiator slowly. Start off with the drain bolt. And remove the coolant. Move over to the over flow tank, then the fans followed by the hose. Once you have taken the radiator out you can start to fix the new one in swap all the tube and rubber pieces together. You might want to check out the model of your car and how to replace your radiator for more specific instructions.
A dead battery or a flat tire is something you must be able to repair under any circumstances – especially the flat tire. Jack up your car remove the blots of the wheel and fix in the spare wheel and tighten the bolts back. It is as simple as that and nothing quite complicated. Check out a YouTube video on flat tires if you have any clarifications to make. Get a tester or charger at your house if you don’t have one you can go to a mechanic to check if your battery is malfunctioning. Clean off the corrosion if there is any and remove the negative terminal first from the battery then the others and remove the battery. Replace it with the new one and you are good to go.