A car always breaks down for different reasons. It is a very rare case that a car need not be repaired or taken to a garage for service. Taking the car to the garage means you need to spend for a lot of things. Instead, some people manage to repair their car at home. Does this mean that they car experts? Most cases they aren’t because there so many car problems that happens so often that you have to actually learn. You can save a lot of money. Here are few problems which I think you should learn.
The number one most common repair is the flat tire. You don’t need be a mechanic to fix such a simple thing. Get the jack and lift the vehicle at the corner which the tire is flat.
Get your wrenches and remove the tire and fix the spare and screw back bolts and nuts tight and you are done. You just did what a professional mechanic in Cheltenham did.
Repair the headlights or taillight is the next most common. Lights and bulbs fade out and burn out over time. The repairs are pretty simple actually. First you need to check out what type of bulb would that goes with your vehicle. You could either find it out yourself or ask someone who works at garage in a casual chat. Once you have sorted the light, you can simply remove and pop the bulb out of the back of the housing. Unplug the old bulb and slide in the new and you are done. Now you can stalk the streets at night.
Having a dead battery is also a problem. The normal symptom for such an event is that the vehicle won’t start. You can check if the battery is a problem by using a tester or a charger at your place. If you don’t have one you check out with auto mobile place and they probably will do it free to just check if you’re your battery is actually the problem. Remove the bolts; always remove the negative first and then the positive. Check if there is any corrosion. You can scrub it off it off using a metal brush. If you are removing the battery, there might be an earth wire to be removed. Simply take off the old one and insert the new and fix the terminals.
There more simple problems that you should learn like general oil change, replacing side view mirror, etc. You could google how to replace them in detail if you want. You won’t anything by learning.