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While some car maintenance tasks are best left to the professionals, some can easily be done at home for less money. Save a trip to your local service center and learn more about 3 easy DIY car maintenance tasks below.
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3 Routine Car Maintenance Tasks You Can Do Yourself
Replace Your Windshield Wipers
Over time, your windshield wiper blades will begin to wear out which reduces their effectiveness. If you start to notice streaking or debris left on your windshield or you hear your wiper blades chattering as they move back and forth, it’s time to get replacement blades that will keep your views clear. While windshield wiper replacement isn’t hard, it’s important to do correctly or you won’t have the correct contact with your windshield. Watch the video from Allstate to see what wear and tear you should be looking for and tips and tricks for proper replacement.
Change Your Headlights
It can be stressful when you need to clear your schedule so you can travel to your local service center last minute when something goes wrong, especially if it is for something as small as a headlight replacement. Luckily, it’s easy to change the headlights in most vehicles and can be done at home for a fraction of the cost of visiting a dealership. Find tips and tricks for headlight replacement in this video. For instructions specific to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Replace Your Engine and Air Filters
Your car’s air filters help to keep harmful debris out of the cabin and engine where it can cause harm. Depending on your make and model, your air filters may be easily accessible making changing them at home a breeze. Learn more about the different types of air filters inside your car and how to change them in this short video by Car and Driver Magazine.
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