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DIY Auto Repair and Maintenance: 22 DIY Car Maintenance and Repair Projects

Check out these basic car maintenance and DIY auto repair tutorials and learn how to care for your vehicle!

By: Rebecca Gonner, Editor, diyideacenter.com
Master of Maintenance 22 DIY Car Maintenance and Repair Projects

Cars are a part of our lives that will not be going away anytime soon; and just like anything else we use on a regular basis, our cars need a little TLC every now and again. Though they may be mysterious machines, this Master of Maintenance: 22 Car Maintenance and Repair Projects collection can help you see the man behind the curtain. When you learn to do your own basic car maintenance, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the inner workings of your car. With this knowledge, you may be able to prevent major breakdowns or issues that your car could have if certain problems went undetected and unrepaired.

In this collection, you’ll find projects for keeping your car running smoothly, looking good, and stocked with the proper supplies for different weather. Whether you want to give your car rims a makeover, or you wonder how to keep your scraper nice and sharp, the collection below will make you a master of maintenance.

Keep it Running: DIY Auto Repair

As a society, we rely very heavily on our vehicles. It is important that we keep them running smoothly so they don’t break down at a bad time (which is essentially always). DIY car maintenance isn’t as hard or intimidating as it sounds. By learning just a few important skills, you can complete your own basic car maintenance to help prevent larger issues down the road (pun intended). From simple tricks like how to clean your headlights to more involved jobs like how to change your oil, this collection will help you learn basic car maintenance so you won’t be paying for what you can easily take care of yourself.

Looking Good: DIY Body Repair and Tire Maintenance

It’s always nice to have a good looking car; for some people, it’s even a point of pride. With these DIY auto repair tricks, you can keep your vehicle looking presentable. Accidents happen, and you’re inevitably going to have some dents or rust on your baby at some point. These DIY tutorials will teach you how to remove car dents and rust. Once you’ve learned these basic car maintenance tricks, you can save big time by keeping your car’s appearance up yourself. Skip the body shop and grab your DIY gloves, because you have totally got this!

Be Prepared: Car Essentials

Everyone knows the importance of being prepared and keeping a well-stocked car, especially if you live with the four seasons. Trying to drive in a sauna or getting frostbite while you scrape off your car windows are no fun at all; but, if you take time to prepare, you can significantly reduce your chances of physical harm, whether it’s frostbite or dehydration. These auto tips and tricks will help you to be prepared for different situations. From the basics of putting together a quality first aid kit to clever ways to make your ice scraping easier, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge below to help make your life easier.

Do you have your own car repair tips? Let us know below in the comments!

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I was wondering if I needed new tires and my dad taught me the penny trick. Take a penny and put it head first into several tread grooves on your tire. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, you need new tires. If part of his head is always covered by the tread, then you can probably wait longer to get new tires.

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