If you are facing problems with your JDM car and consider seeking the services of a professional mechanic a costly affair, here are some DIY and affordable methods that will help you maintain your car:
• Painting and Coating
If the coating is peeling away, you can easily do it on your own. All you need to do is apply regular paste wax over the minor scratches on the body and approach any auto supply shop for the touch up paint, which you can apply on the car. Next, you need to spray the whole panel with your clear coat paint and let it dry for 4 hours.
• Testing the Battery
You can use a multimeter to test your car battery’s longevity, which can avoid the cost of taking the car to a mechanic for testing purposes.
• Brake Repair
If you notice any light noise in your vehicle, then you might probably need a brake pad replacement. You can easily do that on your own by getting new brake pads from a local auto store. However, if the problem persists or occurs again, you should get your brake rotor checked and replaced, if needed. This way, you will know when to do a rotor replacement before it is too late.
• Tyre Maintenance
You can use a tyre pressure indicator to check the pressure level on each tyre. In case of a flat tyre or erosion of wheel ribs, you can change the tyre with simple tools provided by the manufacturer.
• Electrical Repair
If any electrical part in the vehicle is not working as per its specifications, then check the fuse located under the hood or the dash board which discolours, indicating a blown fuse. You can replace it with replacement equipments that have the same features.
• Regular Maintenance
Maintenance is one of the most vital activities for ensuring your car remains as good as new for a long time. You can change the engine oil between 3-6 months or 3000-6000 miles, whichever happens earlier. Also, you need to maintain the coolant level to prevent overheating of the engine. Brake fluid should be changed regularly to get the maximum output from the braking system.
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