There’s no doubt about it: when it comes to cars, we need them as much as, well, they need us. We depend on cars to get around but they come with plenty of problems. And unfortunately, most of us also aren’t car mechanics. Taking your car to a real mechanic can get really expensive really fast. One of the best ways to avoid the expense of visiting an auto body shop is by keeping up on maintenance on a regular basis.

Whether this involves cleaning the car fixing minor wear and tear, or just keeping things together until it’s time for a real fix, we have some good news. There’s no need for you to know anything about cars to take advantage of these helpful hacks.

With the right kind of maintenance, you won’t just save money on repairs, you’ll also save money by extending the life of your car. Most people can’t afford to get a new car every few years, so it’s important to know how to take care of the one you have. With these tricks, you’ll have everyone asking how you know so much about maintenance, even if you don’t know what a camshaft is.