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Do you like tackling your car care on your own from the comfort and privacy of your own home? We get it – a lot of people like to have a hand in keeping their car like-new. DIY car maintenance is a great way to save time and money, and you can easily take care of things like tire inspections, oil changes, topping off fluids, and even changing your battery on your own.
Take care of these simple DIY auto body repairs at home:
Auto body repairs, on the other hand, are a little more challenging. Typically you’ll need an expert to tackle auto body repairs since they’re a little more intricate than your everyday maintenance. However, there are a few that you can tackle at home and our Charlotte auto body repair shop is here to tell you more about them.
#1: Changing burnt out headlight bulbs.
You can easily swap out burnt out bulbs on your car when it comes to your headlight, taillights, and turn signals. Just visit our Charlotte parts store so we can help you choose the right bulbs for your car. Did you know you can even get your headlights looking like-new again at home? Ask our parts specialists for a headlight restoration kit or simply try toothpaste – smearing some on the lens and then rinsing clean can restore shine and clarity.
#2: Fixing a minor dent.
If the dent is large, deep, or doing any structural damage, then it’s best to bring your car to our Charlotte auto body repair shop to have experts take a look at it and decide the best course of action. Otherwise, you may be able to pop the dent out yourself! Ask our parts specialists to recommend a kit to you – they typically come with a small suction tool that can be used to pop the dent out of the body of the vehicle.
#3: Taking care of minor scratches.
Scratches happen – maybe you drive too close to a bush or encounter a rogue shopping cart in the parking lot. Either way, they tarnish the exterior of your car. However, it’s possible to take care of minor scratches at home! Ask our Toyota of N Charlotte parts store to order you a paint pen that matches the color of your car exactly. Then fill in the scratch. Before you start, though, make sure you examine the scratch. If there’s a good amount of depth to it then you’ll need to have it filled before you can paint it, and that’s where our auto body repair techs come in.
Shop Toyota of N Charlotte for parts and supplies!
Have questions regarding DIY auto body repairs or need to schedule an appointment at our auto body repair shop? Call Toyota of N Charlotte today! We’re open and ready to help at (704) 659-2040.