While there is a lot of car maintenance that you should leave to the professionals, there are a few things that you can easily do at home – without too much trouble.
Before doing any of these things, be sure to check your owner’s manual.
Windscreen wiper blades
Wiper blades can deteriorate due to sun or just perish over time. Wiper blades vary between cars, so be sure to check which wiper blades you need before purchasing them. They are usually very easy to change – and if you have any questions, there are many resources online to help you along!
Headlight or taillight globes or even interior lights are relatively simple to replace. Replacing them yourself can save you both money and hassle – but be sure to buy the correct parts! The most important thing to research is how to access the old globe – which you should be able to find in your owner’s manual.
Oil and oil filters
While the change of oil and oil filters should be done at your annual service, it’s always a good idea to keep a check on your oil levels and oil quality. Be sure to do this check when your engine and oil are cool and if you do change your oil, be sure to follow your manufacturer's recommendation for grade and type of oil to use.