Every vehicle is different. When it comes to maintenance and repairs always follow the vehicle's owner's manual.
Make sure you have all of your tools and supplies before you begin – the last thing you want to do is go shopping when you have the car on the jack.
Safety should be your number one priority. Don't smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, or wear a necktie while working on the car. And watch out for hot objects, sharp instruments, hazardous materials and other potential safety hazards in and around your workspace. Always wear your safety glasses, a dust mask and latex gloves.
Don't work with a Philips when the job calls for a flat. Substituting tools can compromise your safety or your vehicle's performance.
Finally, when the fun turns to frustration or if the job requires specialized knowledge beyond your abilities, seek the assistance of a Parts Pro, professional mechanic or installer. The last thing we want is someone getting hurt.