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The Ultimate Car Repair Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate Car Repair Cheat Sheet Take the guesswork out of your car repairs for good! Know the level of time commitment, cost and the tool kit necessary before you start your next project. Replace wiper blades Cheat sheet key (range from 1 to 5) A wiper blade change is easy -- anyone can do it! Inspect your wiper blades every other oil change, or about 6,000 miles. Price (very affordable - big investment) A Tool Kit (kitchen drawer - well-stocked garage) Replace air filter O Time Commitment (casual afternoon - full day or more) Do this every 10,000 miles. A new air filter helps your car breathe efficiently. Some air filter cases require a screwdriver for removal. Experience Level (Kid's Stuff - No Kids Allowed) Replace headlight bulb This change is easy, once you get access to the bulb. Check for cracks or holes in the headlight case and lens. Change oil This common DIY auto project keeps your car's engine running like new. Should take about a half-hour, MOTOR OIL assuming the filter's easy to access. Install air intake A cold air intake helps boost your engine's MPG efficiency. Once you have the parts, installation takes about two hours. Replace spark plugs Spark plugs keep your engine running on all cylinders. To replace, get some deep-well sockets and make sure they're "gapped" correctly. Always use OEM-compatible plugs. Change tire A jack, lug nut driver and a new tire are all you need. Oh, and a little sweat and O 000 toil, too. Everyone should learn this simple fix. Replace Starter A dead starter is a dead car. Ensure there is steady power flow to the new compo- nent once it's installed. 000 Replace battery Test the battery every year. Battery replacements are a quick DIY proj- ect. Ensure terminal connections are 000 snug. Replace Cooling Fan Your car needs to stay cool under pressure. If you're working on your radiator, make sure the cooling fan is good to go. 0000 Change brake pads That metal scraping sound when brak- ing is probably the break pad wear indicators. Change your pads regularly, especially if you're replacing the rotors or calipers. 0000 Replace rotors If your driving and braking have gone all wobbly, the rotors probably need to be replaced. Don't wait too long to change; well-worn rotors are tough to remove. 0000 Replace alternator BE A good battery with diminished power (lights, radio, etc.) usually indicates a failing alternator. This in-depth project involves the serpentine belt and multiple hoses & bolts. 0000 Replace Ignition Ignition switch replacement can take a few minutes (dashboard switch) or a few hours (steering column switch), depending on its location. O O00 Install navigation system Forget the folded paper maps. They're so 20th century. A navigation O0 0 system gets you headed in the right direction, once you complete the installation. Replace wheel hub Your wheel hub enables the wheel to spin on the axle. Check for rust & corrosion when changing brake pads or rotors. A torque wrench helps. 0000 Replace radiator Keep an eye on your temp gauge. If things get too hot, it may be time to replace the radiator. You'll need hoses and clamps, too. 00000 Replace shocks Replacing shocks can be a difficult job without the right tools. Signs of wear include bouncing, difficulty turning and a squeaking noise over bumps. 00000 Replace struts Struts work in tandem with your shocks to provide a smooth ride. If you're replacing struts, do each side of the axle - both wheels - for added control. 00000 Replace catalytic converter This filters harmful toxins from your exhaust. Important for emission inspec- tions, it's also the key player in your exhaust system. 0000 Replace engine oil pan 件 卧 When your engine oil pan goes, you'll know. Rust, debris, slush and other substances can damage your oil pan, so inspect it during every oil change. 00000 Replace fuel pump Fuel pumps are fairly difficult to change, especially when they're located 00000 in the fuel tank. Replace water pump の Essential for your car's cooling pro- cess, the water pump is usually tough to get to. You'll need a toolbox and plenty of time, so plan accordingly. 00000 ととと Replace hybrid battery Similar to a regular battery replacement, but a little more time-consuming and definitely more expensive. Hybrid batteries have different characteristics. 00000 Replace turbocharger It's a complex process, so expect significant labor costs unless you can do it yourself. 00000 Replace steering rack If turning has become almost impossible, it's not always the power steering fluid's fault. Your steering rack may need to be replaced. Cost and complexity are high. 00000 Replace clutch Gear slippage and unresponsive shifting indicate clutch problems. To do it your- self, plan on at least a full day of labor, maybe more. 00000 ととと Replace A/C Summer driving is no fun without A/C. No cold air could be a sign of refrigerant or compressor problems. 00000 Change timing belt Don't wait for this to fail. If it breaks while driving, severe damage could result. Have it checked every 75,000 miles and changed, if necessary. 00000 Repair transmission Without the transmission, you're literally stuck in neutral. Change the gearbox oil or transmission fluid every 50,000 miles. Expert mechanic attention is required for transmission repairs. BAP 00000 BUYAUTOPARTS 120 140 160 100 80 180 手 60

The Ultimate Car Repair Cheat Sheet

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Take the guesswork out of your car repairs for good! Know the level of time commitment, cost of parts, and the tool kit necessary before you start your next project.




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