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3 Simple Car Repairs You Can Attempt On Your Own

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If you own a vehicle, you likely will run into problems that require repair. However, it is a good thing to keep in mind that there are simple car repairs that you can do on your own. These repairs don't require any special tools, and you can do them with very little knowledge about the inner working of your vehicle.

Battery Replacement

The job of replacing a car battery is very simple to do. All you are doing is disconnecting the old battery from the terminals and replacing it with a new one. The battery is usually held in place by some threaded bolts, and then you can just lift the battery out of your vehicle and take it to a local auto parts store to match it with a new one. The only tricky part about replacing your car battery will be remembering the order to remove the cables from the battery. Always disconnect the negative cable first when removing the battery, and then attach the negative cable last when replacing it. This will avoid you having sparks come from the battery.

Spare Tire Replacement

If you get a flat tire on the road, the process of replacing the tire with your spare is fairly straightforward. If you have a jack and a lug wrench, it will be something that anybody can do on their own. The first thing to watch out for is to read your owner's manual and find out where the jack needs to be placed underneath the car. There is likely a certain spot for the jack to go that doesn't damage your vehicle. You'll also want to remove and replace the lug nuts in a star pattern to attach the spare tire to your vehicle evenly. 

Radiator Hose Replacement

Did you go out to your vehicle and see a green liquid beneath it? This is due to a leaking radiator hose. Fortunately, this is a part that you should be able to replace on your own. All that needs to be done is to remove the clamps that hold the hose in place, replace it with a new one, and put the clamps back on. 

If you have more complicated repairs, it is worth taking your car to the local dealership where you bought it to have a professional do the repair for you. Contact a company, such as a Nissan repair shop, for more information.