Be Your Own Mechanic This Summer

June 1st, 2020 by

Two caucasian hands changing the wiper blades on a gray car.

Though we always recommend having a service center with expertly-trained technicians, like ours at Safford CDJR of Warrenton, that you can lean on for complex services and repairs, there are quite a few auto care jobs that you can do right in your own driveway. Try these DIY auto services this summer!

Replace Wiper Blades

This is one of the easiest jobs to do at home. Your owner’s manual will tell you what size and type of blade you need, and blades can be purchased at many big-box retailers and even online. Simply snap off your old blades and snap the new ones into place.

Gas Lifts

If the gas lifts on your hood have worn out, you can replace them with new lifts from an auto parts store quite easily. Many styles unbolt using a metric socket set or ball-and-socket-style connection and are held in place with a spring clip.

Touch Up Chipped Paint

Touching up small chips as they happen is far less costly than fixing rust spots in places where the paint has chipped off. All you’ll need is a fine-tip paint applicator, wax and grease remover, and auto paint.

Fix Small Dents And Dings

Patching a dent on your car is as easy as patching a nail hole inside your home. You can use sandpaper, autobody filler, cream paste, and plastic applicators to get the job done. You can also order a dent-pulling kit that suctions and pulls the dented spots back into place.

Repair Leather And Vinyl Tears

If you only have a few small tears in your leather or leather or vinyl upholstery, you can easily DIY this repair. Leather and vinyl repair kits can be bought for a low cost from any auto parts store.

DIY Detail

With a few simple auto and household cleaners, towels, and a vacuum, you can do a bang-up detailing job right from your own driveway.

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Get Service At Safford CDJR Of Warrenton

For the jobs you just can’t DIY, turn to the service center at Safford CDJR of Warrenton for your automotive care needs. Our fair prices and convenient online scheduling make it easier than ever to get a quick, affordable automotive maintenance appointment.

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