Most common car repairs you can do for yourself

Whether you’ve got a Fiat or a Ferrari cars always end up costing a lot of money to repair. We’ll take you through the most common car repairs and give you some ideas on those that you can do yourself.
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Flat or faulty battery

A flat battery is one of the most common reasons for a car not to start. It’s also one of the easiest fixes if you’re prepared to get your hands dirty. If you’re getting the signs that the battery’s going to give up on you soon, buy a new one. All you have to do to replace it is to unplug the positive terminal and then the negative one. It will then lift out easily enough allowing you to put the new battery in its place.

Flat tyre

This is another issue we all face from time to time and it’s also one that’s easily remedied. You’ll find all the equipment you need in the car’s boot including the spare time, the jack to lift the car and the tools to get the wheel off. If you’re really unsure of how to do it, you should call out a roadside assistance service like RAC or the AA because if you don’t get the wheel back on correctly or if it’s not tight enough, you’ll find yourself in trouble on the road.

Other common faults

The following are a list of other common faults but ones that you probably won’t be able to remedy on your driveway. Alternator issues, which show themselves through a dimming of the headlights, often need to be corrected at a garage. Clutch cables are another common weakness in cars. They’re under constant stress so they can fray and weaken. A roadside assistance service can make a repair on the side of the road, but you’ll need to visit a garage for a permanent solution.

Final word

Click here for other common faults with cars and a note on how to fix them.

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