Most of the time life is TOO busy for us to want to do anything with our cars other than getting from point A to point B. Am I right?
You’ve got kids demanding your attention, food to cook, errands to run, work….
I get that the last thing you want to do is spend some of your precious time learning about your car. But hear me out. Getting to know your car and learning which repairs you could do versus always being at the mercy of your repair technician for every little thing.
Sometimes your car needs an expert’s touch but sometimes you are just as qualified to take care of your vehicle’s needs.
Sometimes your car needs a little repair work was done that can be done at home by you! WINNING. This week we are going to talk a little bit about what those are. Stay tuned for more!
How empowering will it feel to be able to take care of the minor repairs on your own? Just because it hasn’t been traditional for women to be involved with their car doesn’t mean that you can’t be.
Why should you start to get to know your car better?
Bottom line? The more you know the better prepared you are to handle whatever comes your way. And this is true about situations involving your car.The more you know about your car the better prepared you are to handle whatever comes your way. Click To Tweet
You don’t have to go into get a repair for your car only to feel unconfident and taken advantage of. Getting to know your car is like having another tool in your tool belt for these unknown situations. Basic knowledge and a few skills are all you need to get started to prepare for getting the best service you can.
What are the DIY repairs you should start with?
Repair the wiper blades
SQUEEEK!! It’s time for new wiper blades. Not only is that constant scrapping annoying and can upset your little ones when they are trying to get in some zzz’s in the car. BUT it can also impair your visibility. It’s time to get them fixed.
Easy and cheap to do you should be replacing your wiper blades every six months. It becomes really obvious when it is time for a fresh pair when you see streaking as they wipe across your windshield.
One of the biggest reasons (outside of saving some money on labor costs) to do your own windshield wiper repair is because it saves you a ton of time. No more heading to the shop to wait for a tech to repair it for you. You pop over to the store grab the wipers for your car and in 10 minutes you can be done in the parking lot and on your way.
Replace your air filter
We often think about the air quality in our homes, there are a bunch of different air purifiers/filters/fans that help clean the air in our home but rarely do we think about the air filters in our cars. Out of sight out of mind right?
Review your car’s manual to see how often you should change your filter for your specific car. When it is time to change the filter it is a quick switch from the old to the new and you are good to go for another year…or how long your manual recommends.
Another quick and easy switch to save you time from heading into the shop.
Replace a light bulb
Sometimes we don’t think about how much of an impact our car’s light bulbs have on safety. You could spend valuable time searching in the dark for your house key if your light has gone out. Or you could spend a few minutes switching out your light bulb so you can quickly locate your key in the dark rather than hanging out in your car in the dark.
Cars have quite a few light bulbs. Many of them are easy to change in just a few minutes of time. Just locate the housing, remove the wires and connectors and switch out the bulb.
We want to hear from you…
What car related tasks do you handle or do you want to start handling for yourself? Let us know in the comments!