Car Parts Needs to be Regularly Replaced
Depending on how much and how often you drive, it can be easy to forget that your car will need upkeep and maintenance. All cars have a long list of parts and some of which need to be replaced on a regular cadence due to normal wear and tear. Other parts can last the entire life of the car, save any accidents or issues with that particular part.
Your mechanic should have a pretty good idea of what needs to be replaced when going in for a service, but unfortunately if you don’t have a mechanic you can trust, they may be rushing you to replace sooner than needed. If you are somebody who changes their own oil you are mostly likely not bringing your car to the shop too often so without the eyes of professionals on your car it’s up to you to make sure all your parts are in order and up to specs. Either way, being educated on your car parts and what needs to be regularly replaced will keep you safer and overall, more knowledgeable. If you’re an RV enthusiast keep in mind regular maintenance is also important.
Not every car is the same, so it is important to mention that replacing parts can vary from vehicle to vehicle. Depending on the manufacturer and the parts being used, the longevity can vary depending on the quality. Your driving style and habits will also have a fairly large impact on how often certain parts will be replaced. So, it is not exactly possible to provide a list of parts and the exact miles in which they need to be replaced. Rather than that, we will identify the most basic parts of the car, what needs to be replaced, and tell-tale signs that indicate if a part is in need of replacement.
The battery is one of the most important parts of your car, and for RVs too.
By examining the tread on any given tire you can discern whether or not it should be replaced.
Rotors are a metal disc fastened to each wheel that work in coordination with brake pads to stop the car.
Brake pads are the pieces held in the calipers that are actually squeezing on the rotor. After miles of braking, the friction from the brake pads on the rotors wear each other down and ultimately both will need to be replaced.
Keeps the mechanisms of your car lubricated and clean stops friction, heat, and other potential issues from occurring.
Air filters are an important aspect to your car that helps keep your engine and cabin clean of debris. There are two air filters in each car and both of them need to be regularly replaced.
Spark plugs are a critical component to the combustion system of your car.
Headlights / Blinkers
With a blinker out, alerting other drivers of your intentions is non-existent and can lead to accidents.
This one belt powers the alternator, power steering pump, water pump and air conditioning compressor.
Windshield wipers can last upwards of a year, maybe more, depending on the amount of use.
Any given car has roughly about 30,000 parts so creating a car parts list and what needs to be regularly replaced can be helpful in keeping track of your maintenance. Personally, I keep a notes section on my phone of the exact mileage in which my parts were replaced but planning regular maintenance services can help you stay up to date on the quality of your parts. We may not all be mechanics but learning more about your vehicle can keep you safe and saving money.