Maintaining a car might be an overwhelming task. Similarly taking the car for every small thing might add to the monthly expense quickly. Here are 5 car parts you can just replace yourself without damaging the car.
An air filter is like a mask for the car to breathe. This should be cleaned at a regular interval and replace once a year. Air filter can be replaced quite easily on a car. Locate the airbox under the hood of the vehicle. This will be usually at the top part as it needs access to fresh air. Remove the cover and take out the dirty air filter. Clean it with water and an old toothbrush. Dry it out and place it back in. If your filter has developed black spots which don’t go even after washing then you should replace the filter.
Next among the car parts that you can replace is the Oil filter. Now replacing the oil in a car does require users to open a drain bolt that is located under the car but the oil filter is fairly accessible. The key things that you should remember before replacing the oil filter are that you should dip it in fresh oil. Also, make sure that you put a new oil filter first and then replace the oil. It is an easy replacement but does get your hands and floor dirty. So do keep a rag near to clean the mess.
A squeaky wiper could be quite an annoyance inside the car. This could also impair visibility and decrease your safety. Instead you can just buy a new wiper from the store and replace it yourself. It is fairly simple. Most cars have a slide-in mechanism and do not require removing any bolts. If your vehicle is old it might have one screw that you need to work up.
Plug and play headlights
Headlights previously were not something that you could replace yourself. Nowadays there are plug and play units that can be installed on your own. Now your vehicle should have this plug and play system and the headlight unit that you buy should also have the same type of connector. We suggest that before removing your existing headlight just check if the connection works with your vehicle and then move on with your installation. First, disconnect the wire then unscrew the nuts holding the headlights and take of the existing headlight. Then first connect the new headlight and then place it in the holder and tighten the screws.
Completely changing fluids in a car might not be possible for everyone. But topping up Car fluids is quite possible for anyone to do. One can top up the oil and coolant easily without any mechanics help.
So here are some parts that you can replace yourself. These will keep the car running smooth and save you some money on labour charges. Join our new WhatsApp update list by clicking here. For more such content stay subscribed to the Motoroctane Youtube, Google NEWS, Facebook and Twitter. We also have a paid car consultancy service for all your doubts – Know more before one of your largest investment.