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DIY Auto Repair Tricks

From time to time your car will require auto repairs, some of the repairs can actually be done by the owner but for some they require professional assistance. There are common car problems that can be fixed by anyone as long as they have the required tools and knowledge. You can do a Toyota Sienna repair at your own home. Time and money will be saved when you do it yourself and these are the perks of it. Here are some tips that will help you in your own auto repair escapades.

Battery replacement always happens. At the comfort of your own home, you can do a battery replacement after it has lasted some years. The engine size and the model of your car are the determinants of the type of new battery to purchase. Removal of the positive and negative cables then undoing the holders of the battery comes after removing the cable clamps that permits removal of the old battery. Once you lift out the old battery is when you can put in the new one. The last thing to do is to wipe away debris on the clamps then reconnect the cables.

Replacement of non-headlight bulbs. The replacement of the different bulbs in cars happens because they tend to burn out. After purchasing replacement bulbs you can do it yourself by retaining screws then removing the lens. Once this is done you should remove the socket. To prevent oils from getting into the glass, gloves should be used during the repair process. Paint touch ups can be done to restore the paint chips. If they are unattended they may cause rusting and more damage. You will need matching paint, grease and paint applicators. Let it dry for 30-45 minutes then apply the grease to seal after using the applicators to dab paint on the chipped areas.

After the sunroofs start leaking, they lose their greatness. This could be due to clogged drains. It is not difficult to repair it. Using a shop vac, place it in the drains to suck out any dirt. Put water in the drains to examine it and if water drains out it is working well. A speedometer cable is used for more severe clogs as it reaches the drain better. Only when the Air filters need change is when it should be replaced. Inspection should be done by unclipping the retainers that hold it then remove the air filter from the box. Examine the filter using a shop light. Do replacement when 50 % light is blocked out.

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