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4 Things On Cars That All Women Should Maintain Themselves

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For some reason, it has always been taboo to see a woman getting her hands dirty under the hood of a car. But….. Why?? Women Can Fix Cars Too!

From the time that I can remember when I was super young until even now at 33, I could always be found in the garage with my father working on some sort of car. We built race cars, repaired our own vehicles, crafted up go carts- and I have absolutely loved every minute of it!

Throughout my life, I have seen too many women simply naive about servicing their own vehicles, which in turn puts them at risk for so many dangers – Being robbed by a stranger, financially being taken advantage of at a shop, and needlessly being stranded. So for me, it has been important to be able to service my own vehicle. All of my cars have NEVER seen the inside of a mechanics shop! Really, this info is for everyone. Trust me, I’m not leaving the men out of this one either, so read up while you can as well!

Here’s 4 things on cars that all women should be able to maintain themselves–

#1–OIL CHANGE

Oil changes are one of the most simple, but most necessary things that a vehicle needs. It is so easy to do yourself and you can rest assured knowing it’s done right! Pull the oil pan plug, drain the old oil, replace plug, and fill back up with necessary oil. Voila! Done!

Failure to get oil changes can have some serious detrimental consequences! Do you want your engine to freeze up out of nowhere? Do you want to have to replace more parts than you should’ve from the get go? Nope, didn’t think so! I personally don’t mind getting my danty woman hands all messy and full of engine grease. I love changing my own oil. But if you aren’t like me, I highly recommend taking your vehicle to Pep Boys to be serviced!
Schedule an Oil Change Service at PepBoys.com. Schedule online, get same day service! Ladies, I beg of you that if you choose the route of a mechanic to do your oil changes, then please research and know what you’re talking about! Don’t be taken for advantage of! 


 

#2- SPARK PLUGS

Spark plugs connect the air and gasoline to create combustion in order for your car to run. These little sassy things get corroded, worn down, and you will find your car acting super sluggish.

To replace spark plugs is usually pretty easy on most vehicles. I would definitely recommend reading the insert that comes in the packaging as well. Save yourself a boatload of money by doing this maintenance yourself rather than a mechanic!!

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     #3- TIRES

Tires are self explanatory. Don’t ride around with bald tires or even ones with the metal thread showing! Pay attention to the wear pattern on your tires, as that shows clues if an alignment is needed. On top of that, frequently check your tire pressure!

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Ladies! I beg you again- please learn how to change a tire!! You may not always have the convenience of having someone help, so don’t get stranded!



#4- FLUID CHECKS 

Car maintenance doesn’t get any more simple than this! I was always taught that EVERY time I go to fill up with gas, open the hood and check my fluids!

  • Oil
  • Antifreeze/Coolant
  • Windshield Washer
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission

You will save yourself a ton of heartache doing this!

With oil, get the dipstick  (usually the yellow handle one) and check the levels and color. If a little low, top off and make sure there is no crusted burnt on oil on the stick. If there is, this a problem we need to talk about next time. If you need to top off (never have to put more than one quart!) then the oil type you need is on your oil cap in engine compartment.

Transmission fluid (pull out the red handle dipstick) should be at the recommended level. If it’s lower, you may have a larger problem of a leak because trans fluid never gets used up!

Antifreeze, windshield washer, and power steering- look on the side of containers and  make sure they are at the fill lines. If low, simply top off.
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Ladies, I  guarantee that all of these maintenance methods are incredibly easy and well worth it in the end! Save yourself unnecessary heartache when you do the upkeep yourself! Less hassle from mechanics, less money, and never be stranded again!

👌😉Happy driving and remember, women can fix cars too!!! 😉👌

42 thoughts on “4 Things On Cars That All Women Should Maintain Themselves

  1. You’re motivating me to learn these things! Awesome!

  2. I love that you wrote a post like this!! I hate having to rely on men to not rip me off when it comes to car stuff. I can’t wait to try some of these tips!

    1. Lol I’ve seen it happen first hand to one of my girlfriends and I stepped in, grabbed her keys, and we left so I could go do the work myself for her!

  3. Definitely needed this. I can’t do any of these things even though I know I should learn.

    1. Trust me, when you learn them, you will be like “Wow! Why didn’t I learn this sooner?! They’re so simple!” 😉

  4. Women really need to know these things to be prepared for eventualities. Very practical

  5. Wow great tips. I don’t have a car yet but i’ll be sure to remember them when I do get one.

  6. Yes to all of these! Was in the car industry for 10 years.

    1. It’s such a fun industry!

  7. I love this post! The Car Savvy Society’s mission is to empower women to take charge with life around their car everything from maintenance to repairs to planning their road trips. Cars don’t have to be something we just drive around we can get to know them and take charge! 🙂

    1. Oh my I have never heard of that! I’m going to take a look at them, thank you Michaela!

  8. Love your blog!!!! Girls can fix cars!!!! I love that you are telling the world for us ladies who are already empowered with this knowledge, as well as encouraging and empowering the ladies who haven’t tried it yet, but definitely can do it!!!

    1. Awww thank you so much Sarah! It’s so incredibly important for women to know that they are just as much capable as men to do whatever they’d like! And their cars is a great place to start 😉

  9. I would love to be able to give myself an oil change. I confess I don’t know who to properly change a tire so i should probably start there.

  10. Good ideas to implement so you don’t have to rely on maintenance which can be super expensive! You are right, women can absolutely fix cars themselves!

  11. Ahhh am I horrible if I don’t know these things? Good I don’t own a car 😛

  12. OMG! I feel so bad because I am terrible at keeping up with these things. I recently had to get new tires because they were so worn down. I really want to get better about staying on top of these things. Thanks for the motvation.

  13. Haha – if I needed to change my oil it wouldn’t end well 🙂 but I have I can put water for the windows and check my oil level 😀 Tires, I never had to do it (thanks to that) – but have a general idea still 😀 you are right all these things we (the women) should be able to do them by ourselves!

  14. Nice tips for all the female readers

  15. Woman really need this in case we are in a emergency. I would love to learn about fixing cars. It’s a big help. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Very informative one. I will share this with my sister. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I am really bad when it comes to cars and find that I am always reliant on either my dad or my other half. These are definitely things I should know by myself though x

    1. Lol you still have time to learn! They’re super easy 😉

  18. One would think being a guy I should know this. But I am not that aware of cars. I like this post, and I believe that it will benefit a lot of people.

    1. Lol thank you 😉

  19. Privy to reading this I delegated everything car-related to my brother. He is going to be secretly thanking you.

    1. 😂😂😂😂 You’re welcome! 😉

  20. Great tips! I must admit I can’t change a tire. But I do have AAA lol I should really learn!

    1. Lol! I’ll give you some kudo points for AAA!

  21. I think this is a great post. Not only did my husband and father make sure that I knew how to do these thing, but my husband has also made sure that my boys could also do them…..

  22. Ok Ok……. you’ve convinced me its time I got stuck in with regards the maintenance of my car. I can DIY at home so really I have no excuse. As you say it will also save me money at the mechanics. This is a great blog. Thanks x

  23. I’m reading these points and with every single one my eyes widen and widen. Byt the time I reached the end of the post i sighed and congratulating myself on deciding not to get a licence and a car. These would be already too much!

  24. I have to admit I never paid any attention to doing all these things for my car on my own. This post motivates me to learn how to do all these things myself.

    1. I’m not telling anyone to do any hard work, just to know the basics 😉 one day it may come in handy!

  25. Great post. Women should always know how to deal with cars.

  26. Of course that women can fix cars too. They can do whatever they set their minds to 🙂

    1. Exactly 😉

  27. I am still learning to drive so yet to know any of these things or do them. I would be very independent once I pass so I am sure I would be hands on.

  28. i better get the wife to have a read about this and follow these guidelines :p

  29. I can do a few of these already which is good. I do admit I should learn more so I can do it all myself when I need to.

  30. This is such great advice, I know a lot of people – both men and women – who have no idea how to look after their cars properly, and they’re scared to figure out how. But you’ve made it really simple to understand 🙂

  31. 100% YES! In fact, this is inspiring me to teach my scouts about it. Thank you so much.

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