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Do It Yourself Car Auto Repairs

11/15/2011 02:57 PM ET

Do It Yourself Car Repairs - Learn how to do it yourself when it comes to auto repairs for your car. If you have a new vehicle, it’s probably best to take it to your local dealer, especially if it comes with a full service and warranty plan. These tips are only for older cars.

One technique that you can do all by yourself, and requires few supplies, is a repair to a cracked or chipped car window. A resin stabilizer kit and a few things from around the house are all you need for one of the simplest jobs.

Make a simple cleaning solution with a mild detergent and some water. Wash the window thoroughly and then rinse it with water before drying.

Suction the stabilizer to the window. Place the suction cup piece on the underside of the stabilizer onto the window. Make sure they are enclosed underneath the cup.

Take the injector and the resin tube, and then push the tube into the injector.

Slip the injector into its dedicated opening on the stabilizer.

Remove the injector only, not the resin tube, to begin the process. by removing the injector, it allows the suction to form between the stabilizer and the glass. That suction draws the resin from the tube and into the chipped areas. This is a perfect project to do by yourself.

Allow 15 or so minutes for the repair to begin setting, and then remove the stabilizer.

Place the strips of adhesive curing film on top of the resin. This will help it harden and prevent it from running. Remove the strips after a few hours.

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