Basic Automotive Maintenance (Part 1)

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  • Published on:  Friday, June 8, 2012
  • In this episode of Saturday Mechanic, Ben Wojdyla shows how to perform some basic maintenance on your vehicle. Find out how to do-it-yourself in this week's episode of Saturday Mechanic.

    In this episode, Popular Mechanics' Associate Auto Editor Ben Wojdyla:

    * Checks power steering, washer fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and engine oil
    * Checks and replaces air filter
    * Lubricates hood latch, hood, door, and trunk hinges
    * Checks tire pressure
    * Replaces windshield wipers

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    Who says you can't work on your own car anymore? Follow Popular Mechanics associate auto editor Ben Wojdyla as he leads viewers, step by step, through repairs, upgrades, and troubleshooting tips. Got car questions? Email Ben, and he may answer them on the show.


  • Ace Senseii
    Ace Senseii  7 days ago +1

    0:38 I kinda Jumped a little๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Andrew Robinson
    Andrew Robinson  14 days ago

    How many here are gay and trying to learn more about cars?

  • Ocean Breeze
    Ocean Breeze  21 days ago


  • NoGrumbling
    NoGrumbling  21 days ago

    Call 937 890 4365

  • Hellcatdreams
    Hellcatdreams  a months ago +2

    2019 anyone?

  • Kaan Bozkurt
    Kaan Bozkurt  a months ago +1

    You fucked up the new air filter my son


    nice work well done a+ car and diver i love your video

  • Gabriel D'Amato
    Gabriel D'Amato  2 months ago

    What's the best way to get more knowledge on Cars (Mechanics in general)

  • Saitama
    Saitama  2 months ago

    Why a German car for "Basic Maintenance" ?

  • Ryan Scherbluk
    Ryan Scherbluk  2 months ago

    Sorry but thatโ€™s a dum design on that air box

  • Samuel Burgos
    Samuel Burgos  2 months ago

    can i apply as mechanic in your shop pls.? i am specializing on chrysler cars on automatic transmission, air condtioning system as well as eletronic system

  • Anna G
    Anna G  3 months ago

    I'm jealous of that winshield reservoir. Mine holds about 124ozs (128 is a gallon)

  • Jim Peace
    Jim Peace  3 months ago

    Super ..

  • ArizonaDark
    ArizonaDark  3 months ago

    He said the air filter was definitely dirty and I thought to myself "well what's a clean filter suppose to look like?". Video immediately transitions to Stage 2 and he's holding a perfectly white filter while the bad one was completely blacked out.

  • Bohdan Herasymenko
    Bohdan Herasymenko  4 months ago +2

    I absolutely love how this guy played Deadpool's friend, the bartender

  • fawadOo
    fawadOo  4 months ago

    Hey bro I have been using normal engine oil till date but used Chevron 10w-40 synthetic blend this time around as in Pakistan It's usually 40-45'c in summers have changed the air oil filter as well, while air filter has been changed after a very long time. Does engine oil affect gear shifts? Because I have noticed immediately that my car takes a bit longer to shift gears, kind of needing more acceleration but the shifts are smooth unlike before where it would at times jerk when downshifted and immediately accelerated. I don't know if with this new oil it became better or it's a new problem :/ I'm into cars and I am a person who gets anxiety problems over such things. Like maybe I shouldn't have used this oil, may I changed that filter so it might be because of that, etc.

  • MoonMan 1337
    MoonMan 1337  4 months ago

    i job as a car mechanic, when i look the tyre pressure i never look at the recommended pressure becuse i think its always pretty low so i look how big the car is and put pressure with that knowledge

  • Kevin Hazarie
    Kevin Hazarie  5 months ago


  • Chris B.
    Chris B.  5 months ago

    this guy sounds like he's been drinking power steering fluid

  • Mitch Battese
    Mitch Battese  5 months ago

    I have a 2018 Honda Fit, automatic trans. Does this car have Direct Injection? Is there a place where I can find out this information? The dealer told me it has port injection but online research led me to think it has direct injection. Where can I get accurate information on this and other cars for which I am interested?