Simple Auto Repair Jobs

There are some auto repair jobs, though, that are so simple that almost anyone can do them simply and easily by themselves!

One of the simplest jobs that most people pay to have done is an oil change. Some basic tools are required, such as a ratchet or open-ended wrench, an oil filter wrench, an oil catch (recycling container), a funnel, a new oil filter, and new oil. First you’ll have to drain out the old oil. There is a drain plug that looks like a big bolt on the bottom of your oil pan. By using the ratchet, you need simply loosen this, and let it drain out into your oil catch or recycling container. Then, using the oil filter wrench, you loosen and remove the old oil filter.

Before putting on the new one, be sure to fill it about two-thirds full of new oil, and put on the new filter on. Be sure not to tighten it too tight, but not leave it too loose either! Then, simply add the new oil, filling your vehicle to about two-thirds capacity of oil, and allow it to settle. After it’s settled for a little while, check the oil level, and add more as needed. If this doesn’t fix he problem that your car is having concerning it’s oil, then it’s an excellent time to pull out your phonebook, or look online, and look for auto repair in Portland.

Another simple fix that will save you from having to find auto repair in Portland is to change your air filter. A dirty air filter robs your car of horsepower, which will also drop how many miles your car can get on a gallon of gas, costing you more in the long run! This generally only takes about ten minutes, and only costs around twenty dollars to do yourself. Once you have the hood of your car open, look into your car’s engine compartment. Located somewhere under there should be a black box with silver clips which will contain the air filter. Simply pop the clips, pull out the old air filter, and insert the new one.

Following these helpful hits can help your vehicle run more smoothly and save you some money.