DIY Car Care

Even if you never plan to be your car's mechanic you should understand how the engine and systems work and what you can do to keep all of them working.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Owning a car is a lot like owning a house. And like a house a car has systems that need ongoing maintenance and parts that become worn and sometimes damaged.

To maintain a car and keep it working you have two alternatives: make routine inspections and do the minor repairs and upgrades yourself, or hire a service or mechanic to do the job. Whichever you choose, it's important to understand the basics of how your car operates.

The link to the Car Care Checklist below will give you a good idea of where to look and what's important to maintain your car's engine in good operating condition.

Car Care Checklist

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