There are several maintenance items that your car manufacturer requires that you do throughout the life of your vehicle. By doing these things your vehicle will last longer, need fewer repairs, and be safer. This article discusses how to perform your own tire rotation. You’ll save money by not taking it to your Utah auto repair garage.
Repeat the shake step after removing the tire and the brake assembly. The caliper should be supported so as not to damage brake lines. When the tire and assembly are removed, it’s easier to tell whether the hub is faulty. Any noise or unusual movement means the hub is faulty.
Raise the rear of vehicle with a azulejo hidraulico on the axle to your desired height and then place jack stands under the frame. Lower jack stand until the frame is supported by the jack stands. Removing tires is optional during this process. Some people think it’s easier but to me personally it just adds more time to the process.
Gloves- I recommend that you have 2 types of gloves on hand. The first type is mechanics gloves. They are heavy-duty and typically have rubber grips on the fingers and palm. Purchase the best that you can afford so that they will last. The next type are latex gloves. They are thin enough so that you keep your dexterity and they help to keep your hands clean. Pick up a box of the heavier gauge type and stay away from the very thin ones. The thin ones are easily pierced and ripped and you will go through a lot of them.
Oil drain pan-You will use this to catch dirty oil when you’re performing an oil change. I recommend the type that not only catches the oil, but you can also use it to transport the oil when you have to dispose of it. Make sure that the capacity of the oil drain pan is at least twice the amount of the oil in your vehicle. That way, you can change the oil more than once or for more than one vehicle before taking the oil in for disposal.
A record of maintenance and repairs should be in your car. You may want to have them in the glove compartment, so you can get to them easily if you need an emergency repair. The auto shop will definitely want to see any records. It will aid them in figuring out any issues.
Plastic non-marring tools- These types of tools allow you to pry and leverage parts that would normally be damaged by metal tools such as screwdrivers. You commonly use these on the interior of your vehicle, such as when removing an interior door panel.
If you want to be as quick as your Utah auto repair garage, your next step would be to purchase a floor jack, air compressor and a good impact wrench. But you may need to lay low since you’ll likely attract the attention of the neighborhood and they may start coming to you to work on their cars.