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Save Money By Being Your Own Mechanic

Posted at Mon, Nov 27, 2017 4:15 PM

Car problems used to mean a trip to the local mechanic for an inspection and a costly bill, However, with the amount of information available online today, there are many mechanical issues you can actually solve yourself. With just a few basic tools and a little research on the internet, you can save money and repair your car yourself, as long as you are careful and follow instructions.You also have to remember the cardinal rule of maintenance—don’t work on a hot car!

At Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales in Epsom, NH, our factory-trained mechanics put together information about solving two common mechanical issues with cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and crossovers.

Do You Have a Burned Out Head Or Tail Light?

If so, no worries!It’s pretty easy to fix this yourself.The first step is to look online or in your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the type of replacement bulb you need.Then, just head to your handy auto parts store and pick it up. If you have any questions, the sales staff will happily help you. You can usually remove the lights pretty easily.They just pop out of the back side of their housing.Simply unplug the old bulb and slide in the new one.

Do You Have a Dead Battery?

Talk about inconvenient!Before you dash off to the auto parts store or call AAA, it’s wise to test your battery and make sure it’s completely dead.You can use your own tester or charger, or you can take it to one of many auto part stores that will test it for free.

The first step is to clean off any corrosion that is present with a metal brush. Then, to remove the old battery, just unbolt the negative terminal and then the positive one. To put in the new battery, simply reverse the steps. Again, if needed, you can always watch an instructional video online.

For these or more significant car problems that you may have, bring your vehicle to Tim’s Truck Capital and we’ll take care of it for you.You’ll find reasonable rates and have peace of mind that it’s done right the first time.Need new wheels?We have the best used cars for sale in NH and used trucks NH, too!

Tim’s Truck Capital

904 Suncook Valley Hwy

Epsom, NH 03234

Phone: 888.659.1537


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