July 17


The Car Parts You Can Repair Yourself 

If you’re someone who’s life often depends on the reliability of your vehicle, then this is the post for you. We usually don’t want to have to fork out more and more money to keep our transport in check; that’s why we invested in the first place! So in your effort to save money, you probably think you’re capable of some repairs yourself… And you’re right!

What a lot of people don’t know is that you don’t always need to head to your local mechanic to get your car fixed up. Of course this is dictated by what part of your vehicle needs fixing, but there’s lots of things you can do to get your automobile up and running again on your efforts. So let’s take a quick look into the world of car DIY with a couple of parts you can do services on yourself.

It’s important to know the basics at least, lest a situation like this ever happens to you! (Credit)

Your Wing Mirrors

These can very easily be broken off of your car by anyone driving too close to you down the road where you’ve parked. If you’ve not got a car that can remotely fold them in when the engine is turned off, you’re going to want to always know how to remove and replace a wing mirror that’s been smashed or knocked off completely.

Thankfully, the parts are very easy to come by as well, no matter the model of vehicle you’re using. For example, Vauxhall Breakers exist out there for you to shop at, and there’s all kinds of cheap options to help your DIY efforts out. Don’t fork out for a trip to the mechanic and spend hundreds more than you might need to; the exterior of your car is usually easily maintained, so get specific with this problem yourself.

Your Brake Pads

It might sound a little shady to do this kind of repair yourself, but it’s a lot simpler than you think, and there’s no need to be nervous about it. Even when you’re at a lower skill level than you think most car owners are, car parts are just puzzle pieces you need to fit into place.

Your brake pads will ‘squeal’ when you brake, if they need repairing, so listen out for this. Then break out your toolbox, with a jack and and a wrench at the least, and then get your new brake pads and a bit of brake fluid. Thankfully, tutorials like this are out there for you to get on with, and you’re going to be left a lot wiser for next time something like this happens.

Your car is made up of all sorts of parts, neatly fitting and working together to keep you going whenever you need to. So get to grips with the DIY side of things to make sure you’re always safely operating a vehicle. And hey, it can make you feel a little more responsible and saves you some money!