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Avoid These Car DIY Mistakes

Avoid These Car DIY Mistakes

Avoid These Car DIY Mistakes

Often times we feel the mechanic in us, and try and fix our car because we think it’ll be simple enough. Only when it’s too late do we notice we’ve messed up. 

Working on your car or truck can be a worthwhile and fulfilling activity or hobby for many car enthusiasts. There’s often a satisfaction that accompanies doing your own work instead of paying someone else to do it–not to mention the hundreds or thousands of dollars that you save. However, depending on your experience there might be some simple mistakes which could turn out to be costly for your car and wallet. Here are some common mistakes that you should avoid making when fixing up your car.

Common DIY Car Maintenance Mistakes

  1. Being Careless: We want to make sure that that safety comes first when working on your car. Make sure you use the appropriate lift points, using a jack stand, the wheels are properly chocked, and using safety glasses and gloves.
  2. Don’t Get in Over Your Head: Cars are getting more and more complicated. What may have been an easy fix in your grandpappy’s age, might be something that’s relatively complicated in today’s age. Watch a YouTube clip from a trusted channel and gauge if this is something you can tackle.
  3. Buying the Cheapest Part: The least expensive part is often times not the best replacement for the job required. If it’s something simple like an engine air filter, sure, why not? But if it’s a safety component, like brakes, it’s important that you purchase quality parts to make sure you and your passengers stay safe.

Our staff at Remland Insurance is very experienced in all matters regarding auto insurance in Orange County, and would be happy to answer any further questions you may have regarding this issue.  We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to quote your California insurance coverage!


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