Posted on | April 10, 2012 | Comments Off
How To Repair Automotives Yourself?
The idea of repairing your own car seems to be very exciting and at the same time challenging. This article helps you in not only overcoming this challenge but also helps you in learning a new skill set. You may be on a long drive when the car falls sick in the middle. It might be difficult to find a mechanic in the highway and during odd times. This might seem so interesting that you may opt to pursue this as your hobby and also offer timely help to your friends and relatives in fixing small repairs.
Now it’s time for us to dive into the subject. The automotive repairs may be classified into four categories. First one is the common problems that we face with our cars, which can be easily handled even by the starters. Second one is the electrical mending works, which should be handled bit carefully. Handling this would be the stepping stone for us to trouble shoot other electrical items. The Third one is the advanced fixes for which you need a thorough brush up of your mechanical knowledge. Last and final one is the regular maintenance work. Let’s discuss about handling them one by one.
The common fixes include all the simple replacing jobs such as replacing the headlight bulb, fuel filter, exhaust pipe, brake disc, brake pad and fuel gauge. The bulbs, filter, pipe, disc, pads and gauge are readily available in the automobile market. You will need only few basic tools such as screw drivers, wrenches etc. so go ahead and replace all these items confidently.
Electrical mending works
The major percentage of the automotive repairs is the electrical mending works because most components of your car are either electrical or electronically made. The repairs that are to be mended in this category include
Making quick fixed in the basic wiring
Fix any faults in the electric fuse
It is necessary to know the basic wiring techniques and procedures to fix all the electrical mending works.
These kinds of repairs are not suitable for the starter. If you are well versed with common routine fixes, electrical mending works and the regular maintenance work then you can go ahead and proceed with the advanced fixes of your car. The advanced fixes include
Attaching car water pump
Fuel Injection System alteration
Troubleshooting the fuel tank
Replacing the brake line completely
Fuel pump alteration
It is the regular maintenance that keeps your car away from the major repairs. Some people might think that its utter waste of time and energy to perform maintenance tasks when the car operating fine. Simply changing the engine oil alone is not a complete maintenance task. The maintenance work differs from one season to another.
Seasonal Maintenance – during the spring season its necessary to keep the wind shield refreshed. In the summer season it’s essential to keep the coolant in your car on track.
Other routine tasks are spark plug reattachment, battery maintenance checking the air filter etc.