Here are some easy ways to look after your car without the help of a mechanic, to ensure it stays on the road for as long as possible.
Maintenance of the used car might be challenging at first, however you can start small and work up the car repair ladder. The right maintenance can also help you increase used car valuation. Here are some car parts you can just replace yourself without damaging your car:
The air filter is an inexpensive part to change. We need a new air filter for car after every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Open up the casing, and take out the dirty air filter. Change it with a new one.
It is a great practice to change the oil filter at the same time you change your oil. Change the oil filter regularly as changing your oil ensures the engine will work optimally.
Read more: DIY car maintenance: Tips to keep your car engine in good shape
Plug and Play Headlights
The cost of new bulbs is very costly but you can avoid taking your car into the garage. We advice you that before removing your existing headlight, first, disconnect the wire then unscrew the nuts holding the headlights and take of the existing headlights.
Windshield- Wiper Blades
After sometime, windshield-wiper blades can start to leave smear marks on the window. First, unclip the old windshield and remove the old blades. Attach the new blades, careful not to bend the wiper arms or scratch.
Most car batteries last for two to five years, depending upon the condition. The key to keep your car running smoothly and efficiently is a good battery connection.
Read more: DIY car maintenance: How to maintain your car battery professionally
Changing the spark plugs is the simplest process as long as you have the right tools. You'll have four, six or eight plugs, depending on how many cylinders your car has. Do not remove all at once.
Read more: Spark plug maintenance - how to check, clean, or replace.
These are some important parts of a car which you can replace easily.