You might surprise yourself with what you can do with just a little know-how. For example, many vehicle maintenance services are simple and easy to do from the comfort of your driveway. The easiest car care services to do yourself include the following:
Headlight restoration – Your headlights become cloudy over time, but you can restore them to clear. Restoration kits are about $20, while replacement headlights can cost hundreds.
Replace windshield wipers – New windshield wipers cost between $10 and $20 depending on the quality, and you can replace them in less than 15 minutes.
A dealership typically charges $125 plus the cost of the blades.
Change the air filter – The most challenging part of changing your air filter is finding it.
Watch a tutorial on where to locate it in your car, and see how easy it is to simply pull the filter out and replace it with a new one for less than $10. For this super easy job, repair shops charge $40 on average.
Top off your fluids – This car care service will only cost you the price of the fluids and the time it takes to pour them. Fluids you can top off include engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and coolant.
Change the oil – A bottle of oil will cost a fraction of the service price. Gravity is your friend for oil changes since the process just involves unscrewing a cap, letting the old oil drip into a receptacle, and filling it up with fresh oil.