It’s always great to learn new things.  But its really great when you can learn new things and save yourself some money.

Recently I took my car in for some routine maintenance and was told of other things that needed to be done.  I saw the dollar signs stacking up.  I thanked the mechanic and told him I would think about it. As usual, I went home and worried about if I should spend the money.  I let myself think and worry for a few days until it finally hit me.  Why not do it myself?

If you’re like me you know nothing about cars, so I laughed a little at the thought of doing some car maintenance on my own.  I decided to give it a try.  I did some research on the internet, read my car manual and even found videos on Youtube showing step by step instructions. I did some online price comparisons for the items I’d need.  Then I shopped a few stores to find the best price.  I went home and was able to change my cabin filter and engine air filter within 30 minutes! All in all I saved my self $80! And now I know for the future too!

Anytime you have the chance to learn something new, try it!  You’ll build confidence, which is great but you also might be able to save yourself some money.