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If I had to make a list of obvious facts about our family it would look kind of like this:
We really like cars, especially older ones.
Saving money when possible is really important.
We’ll DIY whenever possible.
So when you combine all of the above you might come up with this…
It’s no secret that I’m not a stranger in the garage.
Today I am back to share with you 5 simple car maintenance repairs that you can DIY and save money. If saving money isn’t reason enough, you also gain the flexibility of working around your own schedule and the satisfaction of completing a project. I always feel a huge sense of accomplishment with a job well done.
Let’s start with the staple car DIY…
#1 The oil change
Recently the husband pointed out that the Model A needed an oil change. To save time (Who doesn’t need to do that?) I suggested that we order our oil from Walmart.com. Not only was this easy and convenient, but right now many Pennzoil products are on rollback on Walmart.com for a limited time. Walmart is my go to one stop shop, but sometimes life happens. I love knowing that I can avoid the busyness and go to Walmart.com to find whatever I need. Plus with the current online rollback ordering online not only saved us time, it saved us money too! I also have a variety of pick up options when shopping on Walmart.com; home delivery, in-store pickup and curbside assistance.
Pennzoil is designed for complete protection, no other motor oil will provide better protection from friction. Pennzoil can also help clean out sludge lesser oils leave behind.
Russ had me order Pennzoil Platinum (synthetic motor oil). It offer the best cleanliness and protection in the Pennzoil line-up, proven to keep pistons up to 40% cleaner than the toughest industry standard. PurePlus™ Technology is a revolutionary process that converts natural gas into a 99.5% pure base oil.
Whenever you purchase oil please make sure to consult your owners manual for the recommended weight and grade your vehicle requires.
Other maintenance to DIY…
#2 Replace your air filter
Most air filters can be changed in less than 5 minutes
#3 Replace your battery
Most automotive stores will test your battery for free, letting you know if it needs replaced. Save a few bucks by making the switch yourself. You need minimal tools and it should take less than 10 minutes.
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#4 Change your windshield wiper blades
Well functioning wiper blades are a huge safety concern. If yours need replaced it is another quick change that can generally be done with a simple flat head screw driver.
#5 Spark Plugs Swap
This one requires a bit more detail than the rest and a special tool, but in about 20-30 minutes this job can easily be completed.
Tracking car maintenance
Now that you are feeling more confident in your abilities you’ll need a way to keep track of what you’ve done (or what you have done) to your car. Keeping excellent maintenance records is not only hand for personal reference but is also very helpful if you ever decide to sell the car.
Don’t forget to check out Walmart.com for those temporary Pennzoil rollbacks and lots of other supplies for your DIY adventures.
What DIY project would you like to tackle to save money?!
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