Your Guide to Basic Auto Repair

Knowing how to do basic maintenance on your car or truck is the best way to keep it in tip-top shape and save lots of money. To that end, the experts at Car and Driver magazine have put together this informative presentation entitled Basic Automotive Maintenance. They provide a wealth of valuable information in just a few minutes!

  1. Oil change
    Oil changes are the single most important maintenance task your automobile needs to keep running strong for as long as possible.
  2. Buffing out a scratch
    Having minor damage repaired at a body shop will cost you thousands. But there are relatively simple ways to do it yourself if you have the right tools.

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  3. Fix a flat
    Every driver should be able to fix a flat tire anytime and anywhere. It's not just an auto maintenance issue, it's a safety issue!
  4. Top off fluids
    You should be able to monitor and replenish radiator fluid, wiper fluid, and engine oil. It's very simple.
  5. Torque your wheels
    Yet another serious safety issue, torquing your wheels properly is necessary to avoid extremely dangerous mechanical failures.

Be sure to watch the rest of their series of short videos on basic auto repair. Before you know it, you'll be getting expensive work done yourself and running smoothly!