Things break down, whether due to accidents, negligence on our part, or just plain wear and tear. Instead of shelling out for an expensive repair or replacement, though, you can often fix the problem yourself for much less. Here are 10 repairs you should never pay for.
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Bicycles are quick to break down, especially if you don’t treat them properly, but that doesn’t mean you need to take it in for repairs every few months. Most of the fixes you can easily do yourself at home. Check out The Bicycle Tutor for instructions on how to perform pretty much any fix you could ever need, and if you need a repair stand, you can always make one of those for yourself too.
4. LCD Monitors And TVs
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While you aren’t equipped to fix more complicated automobile problems, you can easily pull off lots of the low-level maintenance stuff yourself, without taking a costly trip to the dealership. Learn how to change a tire yourself, and check out VehicleFixer for videos on how to change the oil, replace your brake pads, and more. Note that while these are all things you can do yourself, minor jobs are also useful for testing out new mechanics — so don’t be afraid to hand that brake job over once in a while if you’re trying out someone new.
2. Your House
Got your own favourite repair project that you did on your own, or a skill any DIYer should know how to do? Share it with us in the comments.