So, you have decided to give it a go. Car repair costs have skyrocketed and you simply cannot afford to let a mechanic replace those auto body parts for you. It is now time for you to learn how to do some do-it-yourself car repair.
But where to start? How to start? How do you go from zero knowledge about auto body parts to knowing enough to replace them?
Simple! You learn by trial and error like the rest of us did. And in the world of online information, you can easily find out how to replace an auto body part with a simple click of your computer mouse. Seriously! It is not that difficult.
Simply get on your computer and type in “how to replace a bumper,” or “how to replace a fender.” You will immediately be inundated with articles taking your through the repair job step by step. Do you need to replace a roof rack? How about a spoiler? Maybe you need to replace the door or grille, the fuel tank or the sunroof? You can bet your bottom dollar that no matter what you need to replace, there is a how-to article waiting for you.
The next step you have to take is buying the replacement part. Listen, you started this DIY car repair gig to save money, so don’t blow that savings by buying your replacement parts at an auto parts store. Why pay top dollar for a new radiator when you can buy a used radiator that works perfectly fine at your local salvage yard?
The next question we are always asked is, “how do we know what specific part to buy at the salvage yard?” We understand your hesitancy. There are hundreds of vehicles at a salvage yard with tens of thousands of parts. It’s all a bit intimidating, isn’t it? Well it shouldn’t be. Simply go to the salvage yard and tell them you need a quarter panel for a 2002 Nissan Altima. They will look at their computer inventory to see if they have it. If they don’t they can order what you need online from another salvage yard.
It is as simple as that, and all of that simple saves you up to 50% on your replacement parts.
And doing the work yourself saves $75 per hour in mechanic labor costs.
Why in the world would you NOT replace the auto body parts yourself?