Feb 2, 2020

Girl Got Skills: Why You Need To Learn To Fix Your Car

As a woman, it’s expected that you should give your car to the garage to the fix or let your partner fix it up to work well for you. Here’s the thing: you do not have to live up to that expectation! You are an independent and strong woman - you can buy your own car, so you can fix your own car if you have the inclination to learn how to do it! 

Sure, it can be intimidating to stare under the hood of a car if you haven't ever taken a look at yours before, but that doesn't mean you can’t do it yourself. Once you believe in yourself enough to learn, it’s just one more skill you can add to your bow. Learning how to fix up your car gives you the chance to do more for yourself, and you can start buying your own parts on TDot Performance as you get more confident with knowing what goes where! So, let’s take a look at what you need to know to fix your car yourself.

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1.    Changing a flat tire isn’t tricky, but if you haven't done it before, it could be a fun one to learn. You may find yourself with a flat tire at some point in your life, and you want to be able to change it when you’re stranded somewhere. If you learn how to change a tire, you can get yourself to the garage to buy new ones if you need to. All you need is a jack and know where to place it! 

2.  Your headlights will break on occasion, and it’s a common car repair to change your headlights. It’s an easy repair to make, so you don’t need to feel overwhelmed by it. If you can change a lightbulb at home, you can easily change your headlights of the car. All you have to do is pull back the lining of the car and swap the old light for a new one. 

3.    Windshield wipers are often in need of a change, especially every one to two years. Knowing how to change yours is a must so that you don’t get stuck - especially in horrid weather. You just have to snap off the old ones and add the new ones instead!

4.    Speaking to a mechanic is essential before you make any changes. Unfortunately, the auto industry is dominated by men, so you need to make sure that you don't get scammed by a mechanic when you go. So, do your research, find out how much parts cost and what you’d pay doing it yourself. Then ask for a quote. If you’re quoted more, learn how to make the changes that you need - but never tell them that you know nothing about cars. Even if you’re clueless, make them think you know things!

These are only a small range of repairs you could learn for yourself, but that doesn't mean you couldn't learn all you want to fix your car yourself. Be independent and get your skills on: you are in charge!

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