Every car owner knows that they will need to replace parts from time to time. General car maintenance requires that cars are checked and parts are replaced when they get old or become damaged. While some parts will last the lifetime of the car, other car parts will need to be changed on a regular basis. We have listed five of the most commonly replaced car parts that you might like to monitor on your own car.
1: Wiper blades
Wiper blades need changing every few years, and even more often if you are driving in harsh environments. Fortunately they are very cheap and easy to replace, however some people forget to check them because they seem so simple. New wiper blades will ensure that you can drive safely in the wet, and they will protect your windscreen also.
A car battery will also need replacing every few years, but more often if you let it run flat too often, or if it is a poor quality battery. Avoid waiting for the battery to crash completely before you think about replacing it, or you might find yourself stranded when you least expect it. If your battery is getting older, have it professionally tested, and then replace it if you believe the time is right.
The amount of driving you do will determine how long your tyres will last, and so will the terrain you are travelling on and the way you handle the car. Check your tyres regularly to monitor how quickly they are wearing out, and remember to inspect your spare tyre for damage that could have been caused while it was stowed.
Your lights may wear out if you drive on rough surfaces or if you drive excessively at night. Sometimes they can even go for no particular reason. While it might be obvious if your headlights do not shine, you will need to check your tail lights and indicators. Driving without these, and being unaware of them, could be seriously dangerous.
5: Brake pads
Brake pads are also essential for safety and need to be checked and replaced regularly. The frequency will depend on the type of vehicle you have, the type of driving you do, and the quality of your existing brake pads. Have these checked when you get your car serviced or if you notice a change in your brakes.
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