By Courtney Evans  3wrenches3money

Brake Components

Brake Components

Do-it-yourself and save money!  Save money by doing-it-yourself.  No matter how you say it, it can really add up.  I like the phrase so much that I think I’ll make it my new mantra.  Maybe you should too.  I’ve literally saved thousands of dollars by doing my own auto repairs.

In last week’s issue, we discussed the brake job.  Actually, we identified the parts or components that make up your vehicle’s brake system.  If you missed last weeks issue, please read it here, as I consider it a Continue reading “Brake Job: How to Change Your Brake Pads and Rotors” »

By Courtney Evans  2 wrench difficulty 2money

 

Cabin Air Filter

Cabin Air Filter

“Air filter?  I know what that is.  I just changed it when I changed my oil.  It helps my engine breathe easy.  What the heck is a cabin air filter?”  Your cabin air filter helps you breathe easy!  It prevents dust and odors from entering the interior of your vehicle.

I think we’ve all experienced foul odors while driving; even with the windows closed.  Have you ever Continue reading “Changing Your Cabin Air Filter” »

By Courtney Evans  2 wrench difficulty

Brake Rotor/Disc

Brake Rotor/Disc

This is how it went down.  “Sir, everything went fine with your free tire balancing and rotation, but we checked your brakes and the brake pads and rotors need to be replaced”, said the service manager.  Little did he know that I was already aware that it was time for brake maintenance.  I replied, “Really?  OK, thank you.  I’ll handle it”.  He handed me my keys and I was on my way.  Being able Continue reading “Identifying Your Disc Brake Components” »

By Courtney Evans  2 wrench difficulty 1 money DIY

Performing a PPI

Performing a PPI

In last week’s essay, we discussed the importance of performing a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) before purchasing that “new” used vehicle.  This inspection could save you from a lot of the headaches that usually accompany purchasing a used car or motorcycle.  You definitely don’t want to inherit the previous owner’s problems.  At least not knowingly.  We broke the PPI into two levels.  Level 1 is Continue reading “Pre-Purchase Inspection Part 2” »


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