The Skoda Fabia wagon is a superbly engineered car designed to give you years of dedicated service. However, a car is a complex piece of equipment with mechanical, electrical and electronic components designed to work in harmony. So, it’s inevitable that some issues will occasionally crop up from time to time. This is why regular servicing is essential. Smaller issues can be spotted early and then corrected before they become more serious. That being said, there are some minor maintenance tasks that anyone can carry out without access to special tools. Here are three simple issues that you can fix yourself in between servicing appointments to keep your car running well.
1. Replacing Light Globes
A blown light globe is a real problem because your car will not be road legal and unsafe to drive at night. Luckily, this is a simple task that you can easily do yourself without any special tools. You will need a basic Phillips head screwdriver to gain access to the globe, a pair of long nosed pliers to unplug wiring and your replacement light globe. The full instructions on globe replacement can be found in your owner’s manual or look online for a more detailed tutorial. The hardest part is knowing how to access the globe; once you’ve worked this out, the rest is a simple as changing a light bulb.
2. Replacing Worn Wiper Blades
The windscreen wiper blades are often ignored for long periods of the year, but when you need them, you don’t want them to let you down. A worn wiper blade may leave rubber streak marks and may not be able to move enough water. This could leave you with impaired vision in the middle of a storm, and that could lead to an accident. The windscreen wiper blades should be replaced annually or if they start to leave rubber streak marks. Squeeze the clip that holds the wiper blade, cut the new wiper to fit and slide it in. Then squeeze the clip back in place, and you’re done.
3. Changing the Car Battery
If you find that your engine struggles to start and/or you need a jump start, it’s time to change your car battery. This is simple, but a very specific order needs to be followed to avoid receiving an electrical shock. Disconnect the black (negative) terminal and then the red (positive) terminal with a spanner. Undo the battery housing clamp, take the old battery out, put the new battery and then repeat the process in reverse. Always take care to not touch anything else with the spanner when disconnecting and connecting car batteries.
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