They say that ladies don’t know much about cars. Well, that is already turning into a myth as more and more women today are discovering some quick and easy troubleshooting secrets.
Let’s look into them.
Take note that your car needs a new air filter every year or 19,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. If you want to replace it by yourself, follow the steps below.
- Search for the filter under the hood. Typically, it is in a black rectangular box with metal clips on the side. In the event that you don’t see it as soon as you pop the hood, refer to the manual.
- Open the casing and look closely on the air filter fitted inside it in order to determine the way the filter faces.
- Eliminate the old air filter and carefully insert the new one just like how the old one was placed.
- When you’re done, close the metal clips.
Easy, right? Here’s a bonus: to extend the air filter’s life, hit it with compressed air to eliminate debris.
The setup of wiper blades varies from one car to another, so you may need to follow a few steps in accordance with the owner’s manual. Here’s the good news: the process is the same with changing the air filter.
- Lift your blades and carefully eliminate the old blades.
- Look closely to the old blades connected to the metal arms.
- When attaching the new blades, be careful not to scratch the windshield or bend the wiper arms. Keep everything lined up and ensure that the new ones are secure and tight.
In the event that you can’t remember how the blades should fit exactly on the wiper arm, you can refer to the packaging for instructions.
Here are just two of the most common auto parts that you can handle yourself when they demand replacement. By following the simple steps mentioned above, you can fix them in your own garage and save time in going to a service center. However, if there’s a major damage on any of these parts, leaving the job to professional mechanics is the best thing to do.