One of the best ways to keep your vehicle running reliably and efficiently is to regularly provide preventive maintenance and servicing. A lot of the recommended care can be done quickly and easily in your own home garage. All you need is some quality tools and the right Fall River car parts and accessories, all of which can be purchased at LaCava Auto Supply. For more than 70 years, we have proudly served the Greater Fall River area with quality automotive parts, support services, tools, and more. Family-owned and operated from the start, our team members are here to help you get the parts and tools you need at LaCava Auto Parts on Bedford Street in Fall River, MA.
Best DIY Fixes for Non-Mechanics
Even if you aren’t familiar with home auto repair, there are a few things that you can easily do on your own without a lot of knowledge or help. Switching out your windshield wipers and replenishing the wiper fluid is something that should be done a couple of times a year in the New England region. At LaCava Auto Supply, we have a wide range of sizes and types of windshield wipers that you can get, and we will even install them for you for free so you can see how it’s done. Save time and money by doing these minor maintenance tasks on your own.
Another great mini project is to change your own air filters. Just take a look at the owner’s manual that comes with your vehicle to find the right type and location of the filter. This can save you considerably over the costs associated with having it done at the dealer or another service provider.
Other minor repairs and maintenance that can save you a lot of money include coolant change, oil change, headlight cleaning, battery terminal cleaning, and it’s even quite simple to install new brake pads. The best place to start is to visit LaCava Auto Parts to make sure you have the right tools and proper parts for the job. Watch YouTube videos, get a car manual for the make, model and year of your vehicle, and you just might be surprised at how much you can do on your own. We can also sell a wide range of automotive cleaning supplies, safety gear, gloves, and handwashing products.
Jack Stands for Home DIY Repairs
One of the best skills you can have for at-home repairs and maintenance is to learn how to properly use jack stands. This is more than just a protective measure for your vehicle, but also for your safety as well. Jacks should be set up on an even and stable surface. Your garage would be an ideal place to work on your vehicle, especially in inclement weather. However, if you must do it in the driveway, on the street, or outdoors, make sure to take care when placing the jack stands. When you shop our store for Fall River car parts and accessories, make sure to take a look at our selection of jack stands and other products that can be used for this purpose.
Plywood support plates can be used to increase stability when working on asphalt or dirt surfaces. Make sure to read up on how to use these ahead of time before attempting this yourself. Many of the jack stand companies will also include tips on how to properly use their products, so this can be helpful as well. Make sure to take the time to learn all you can about how to safely and properly use jack stands on your make and model of the vehicle and invest in quality stands. It will make all of your home maintenance and repairs a lot easier and safer to complete. Some repair manuals will also have information on how to locate the recommended lift points and support locations for each type of vehicle if you can’t find the information online.
Quality Car Parts in Fall River, MA
If you are in the market for a quality resource for Greater Fall River car parts and accessories, look no further than LaCava Auto Supply. We have everything you need to change your oil, perform minor repairs, and even install new brake pads. Give us a call today at 508-676-1951 or stop by our location on Bedford Street in Fall River, MA, during store hours.