Maintaining your car is best done by your trusted body shop, but there are some things you can do by yourself. You may be unaware of how easy it is to do some jobs right from your garage. Routine tasks require easy-to-learn skills with tools you already have. Here are some easy routine maintenance tasks that you can do yourself.
Change Oil and Oil Filter
Oil changes are one service that is required regularly at every 5,000 miles. It is simple to do on your own. Take a look at your owner’s manual and grab an oil filter wrench to save you an extra trip to the body shop.
Replace Windshield Wipers
Drivers should replace their windshield wipers every year due to wear and tear throughout the year’s seasons. You can replace them for as little as $10 with a process that takes less than 10 minutes!
Check Tire Pressure
Did you know that deflated tires don’t always signal a dashboard warning light? When your light fails, a few indicators point toward underinflated tires. Is your car veering to one side? Do you run out of gas quickly? Does it take longer to come to a complete stop? If you see these signs, grab a tire gauge because it is time to check yourself. Using the sticker on the driver-side door, you can determine which tires need air. Scope out your local gas stations for free air machines to fill up any tires necessary.
Clean Air Filters
Just as replacing your air filters is necessary, cleaning the filters between replacements is essential. Help your car run smoother and more efficiently with a simple wash or vacuum job. It takes about 20 minutes to extend the life of your vehicle.
While there are plenty that you can DIY, some maintenance and restoration processes are best left to the professionals. Our team of Gold Class certified technicians are trained to the highest standard to provide a top-quality repair for your vehicle. Check out our services and remember that no job is too small for Performance Collision Centers.