Repair your car by yourself

You should check your coolant levels regularly to avoid overheating or freezing. Luckily, some repairs and maintenance projects fall into the DIY realm. Mechanics suggest changing the coolant every 30,000 to 50,000 miles because it could eventually cause corrosion. Other than jack stands and a jack, you'll need an oil filter wrench and a drain pan.

Repair torn weather stripping on car doors quickly and easily, and treat it with silicone spray to prevent winter freeze-up and further weather stripping damage. Here are 10 maintenance and repair tasks that you can perform by yourself if you have the right tools for the job.

Can you repair a car yourself?

It’s not only more fun with two people, but some repair work can also be carried out more quickly and accurately with a supporting hand. While a bodywork specialist could easily sort them out, it’s an easy job that anyone can do themselves and could save you anywhere from £50 up to hundreds (if not thousands for some more complex issues). For example, an undetected engine failure could cost you up to a few thousand euros, so the Carly app helps you to save costs before they arise and protects your wallet. Regardless of the level of difficulty of the repair, as a hobby mechanic, you are fully responsible for the result of the repair.

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