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Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby RockAuto » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:53 am



Here is a list of some basic repairs you can do to better maintain your vehicle:

-Replace the cabin air filer to freshen the air and reduce the burden of your fan motor and A/C. Many vehicles manufactured within the last decade are built with the cabin air filter under the dash.

-Change burned out light bulbs and/or other electrical equipment. The roads are much safer with functioning lights!

-Fix parts on the rear of your vehicle, such as shocks and boots, so your car doesn't struggle with a heavy load.

-Buy a tire pressure gauge and tire tread depth gauge a to keep tires in good condition throughout the year.

You can also consider replacing these other basic parts: oil filter, spark plugs, belts, 02 sensors, fuel pump, water pump, brake pads/shoes, wiper blades, fuel cap, alternator, starter motor, hub assemblies, etc.

If it's time to replace any of these parts for your vehicle, go to the RockAuto.com catalog, locate your vehicle, and type in the parts you're needing to get them ordered!

If you have a question about parts or an order, please visit our FAQ and/or Order Status & Returns page, or send us an email at service@rockauto.com.



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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby Mag » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:31 am

Damn, I knew I forgot to change my cabin air filter and wiper blades on my bike.....DAMN!

;) (sorry, could not resist)

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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby tom84std » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:05 pm

Guys, simple stuff like cabin air filters and for heaven's sake wiper blades are simple service items. I'd be ashamed if I couldn't properly maintain the cabin air filter on my bikes.

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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby redial » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:03 am

I always have trouble cleaning out the ash tray, even though I do not smoke :D .
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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby seelyark1 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:53 pm

redial wrote:I always have trouble cleaning out the ash tray, even though I do not smoke :D .

LOL, When I was in Viet Nam I wanted to go to Australia on R+R, but they changed the rules so I never got the chance. Wish I had gone. You seem to have the same sense of humor as me, and wish that someday I could meet you in person. Doubt it will happen, but the thoughts are there. BTW I'm still trying to find the ash tray, and the fairing is off. Where is it?
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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby redial » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:18 pm

BTW I'm still trying to find the ash tray, and the fairing is off. Where is it?


If you look underneath the air pocket in the upper cylinder, it is sometimes there, depending on the model, but if it is not there you should try the air gap on the spark plugs. It is sometimes difficult to empty easily, but with a bit of wriggling around you can get it out to empty, but make sure you dispose of the ash responsibly.
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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby seelyark1 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:29 pm

But thats under the rubber cover. Think I'll just blow it out with the air hose. Gday Mate
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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby Mag » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:23 pm

My issue is I can not find the button for the rear window defroster, hate when that ices/fogs up and I can not see out of it....(ok, enough already, ha!)

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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby wing rider 2012 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:13 pm

It looks like RockAuto is a sponsor on this forum, I'm sure most of you do your own vehicle maintenance, not just on bikes. I'm sure they appreciate the flippit remarks posted. I for one use RockAuto for parts on my vehicle, they offer the same OEM parts for about 1/3rd the price.
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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:26 pm

wing rider 2012 wrote:It looks like RockAuto is a sponsor on this forum, I'm sure most of you do your own vehicle maintenance, not just on bikes. I'm sure they appreciate the flippit remarks posted. I for one use RockAuto for parts on my vehicle, they offer the same OEM parts for about 1/3rd the price.


Not really a sponsor, but they do post special deals on here from time to time, which benefits the members, so I allow it.

I too have used them for many years, so I know they're a stand-up vendor.

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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby Mag » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:22 pm

....and nothing wrong with having a little humor on the board, yes? If this is going to be a 100% serious board all the time, then well.....

And yes, I have put them on my list for car parts too, so no harm no foul.

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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:55 am

I needed a brake master cylinder for my old truck (53) and it was $125 local and they had it for $13. They are on my favorites list too.
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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby Mag » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:30 am

Ya, I have a 68 Chevy pickup as a project, and the goldwing took the first spot to fix, so now the next project is to clear a spot in the garage and then start the ordering process. I have it mostly together, but still need to get an A/C unit and some other misc parts. Once I saw RockAuto hit here, I figured "there ya go".....now to find a Chevy Truck board like this one.

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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby seelyark1 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:16 pm

Try Googling Late Great Chevy's. Used to be a site where you could find parts etc. and Talk too. 50s was Old Gold Chevys. Not sure they are still around though.
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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby Mag » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:51 am

Late Great Chevys is now Ecklers, but they carry everything Chevy....I still have mine under a blue tarp, but want to really do something neat with it.

The website has all you want, that is for sure....thx for the search.

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Re: Basic repairs for your vehicle

Postby seelyark1 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:44 pm

I still have a 58 two door Biscayne and a 53 Chevy PU sitting in the barn. Gave one to each of my children as I am just getting too old to do anything with them myself. Lots of memories in them though.


Ride safe, and smart. Asphalt is like #1 grit sandpaper. Dave


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