Entries by Alicia Hopkins

The Many Benefits of Window Tint

When it comes to enhancing and protecting your car truck or SUV there are many ways to go about it. From ceramic coatings, to paint protection, auto detailing, and window tint, there are many incredible services to choose from. One important thing to note before having any auto detailing, enhancement or protection service done...

DIY Oil Change

Oil changes are one of the most important preventative maintenance services that are crucial to our vehicle's overall health & well-being. Your vehicle runs its best when it has clean oil and a clean oil filter. While it is really simple and easy to take your car, truck, or SUV in for an oil...

Preventative Vehicle Maintenance

We all know that it is best to schedule regular preventative maintenance services for your vehicle. These services will not only help to make sure that your vehicle maintains a stronger value and lasts longer but also drives safely and efficiently. That being said, what are the preventative maintenance services for your vehicle that...

5 Tips For Tackling Your First Big Car Repair

Car Repair

Driving downtown and found your car junked in the middle of silent roads? Regretting your capabilities and now want to enhance them from just changing the oil to serious car repairing techniques? Well, there is never too late to learn new things and there is no age to start learning. The better you get yourself a learning experience, the better you would be able to do things you retrieved for. The car repairing technique is not easy at all and with the all the confusions and complexities you might find yourself stuck in the endless path and hence, to save you from such situations below are mentioned few tips you must know before you are an expert in tackling your first car:
Do your research
You must know what all components stand for and how are they replaceable. You must know what exactly is the part which is causing the trouble and require the maintenance. With all the wires attaches, without knowing the functionalities of each wire, it is not possible to repair the car and you might also require some knowledge of electronics. You can learn about the tools by going through the aftermarket shop manuals. Though the manuals brief out on the steps but you can find the detailed version over the internet.
Set up your workspace

You need space for such works like a proper garage or some out lawn to stay put and focus on the stuff. You must have room to manoeuvre the engine to hoist otherwise even with the help of masculine people along, it will be like masochist’s game of Tetris. You must make sure you place the car for repair below an elbow level to lower down the physical effort.
Expect it to take time
As you are not a professional and even a professional might take days to repair it, and you must accept the fact. Specially when you are doing it for the first time, your adventure might even last for a month.
Take pictures, make notes and label everything
 When you dissemble the parts, being an in-experienced person, you might face a great difficulty in assembling the things all over again. To avoid the confusion and make things organized for yourself, you must mark everything and make notes of them in every possible and suitable manner. This would provide you a path to proceed and might save you a lot of time you might need to sort, earlier.
Make a final checklist
You must know your guidelines and everything you need to accomplish by the end of the completion and for that you must make a checklist to make sure, you have finally achieved all that you planned to.