It’s a fact of life for car owners: There comes a time when certain car parts will wear out and need to be replaced.
Some of those parts you can replace yourself while others may require the services of a professional mechanic.
Have you ever wondered what are the most replaced car parts? Well, we’ve compiled a quick list to help you stay on top of your luxury car’s service needs.
The battery is a crucial part of your car. When it’s not working – or working poorly – you can’t start your car. That’s a problem. Depending on the brand you use most batteries have a lifespan of three to five years. You will know that your battery is about to die when starting the car becomes difficult or there’s a check engine light flashing. If that is happening, you might want to take the battery to get tested and see if it’s time for a replacement.
Sticks and stones may break your bones…or your windshield. In fact, items as small as dirt pebbles and road debris can hit your windshield and cause dings and cracks. Or a crash can shatter the glass. All of these variables make windshields one of the most replaced car parts. Be sure to regularly clean your windshield to prevent scratches that can lead to cracks.
All lights - brake lights, turn signals, taillights, and other small external lights – are an integral part of your car’s operating system. Since you can’t always tell which lights are failing from the inside of the car it’s important to get out and inspect your vehicle’s exterior as a friend tests each light system from the dashboard. Car headlights are, of course, in the front of the car and taillights are at the rear. They enable you, the driver, to see at night even in bad weather and allow your car to be seen by other cars to avoid accidents. So be sure to check them regularly to make sure they are working and avoid being ticketed.
You may need to replace headlights in 5 to 7 years, but if you have non-functioning or broken headlights or taillights get them fixed now to avoid dangerous situations. Driving on bumpy or unpaved roads can also shorten the life of bulbs with filaments. However, with cars that Xenon bulbs or LED taillights this is not an issue.
This is literally where the rubber meets the road. Car tires engage directly with the road and are a big part of what allows your car to move. They undergo constant friction, wear and tear and rough surfaces can be even harder on tires. So you do not want to drive with worn tires. Always check your tires every few years depending on how much you use your car and under what conditions you use your car. And always carry a spare in case you experience a blow out.
Wiper blades are a big issue in places like the rainy northwest but even in warmer climates the rubber in your wiper blades can wear out over time. And then, suddenly they do not work – creating a dangerous situation if you are stuck in a downpour. So be sure to test your wipes every year or two and make sure they are working well.
The oil filter ensures the oil your car runs on is filtered without dirt and other contaminants as it cycles through the engine and other components. To be on the safe side you want to change your car’s oil every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. And whenever an oil change is completed, the oil filter should be replaced too.
Difficulty starting your car, slow acceleration and bumpy idling can be a sign that you need to change your spark plugs. Spark plugs are important due to the fact that they make possible the ignition of the mixture of air and petrol in the engine’s combustion chamber. And they do wear with time. The longest lasting spark plugs are usually platinum and iridium plugs and have a lifespan of eight years.
Be sure to replace your car’s timing belt and power transmission belts after six to eight years. These belts are made of rubber – along with fiber - and are frequently exposed to heat and oil. This causes them to wear out over time. So be sure to check them on a regular basis (every 60,000 miles or so) before they wear out and cause big problems for your car and you.
Shocks and struts and the rest of the suspension system is there to help you maintain a smooth ride and keep the vehicle under your control. Shocks and struts wear out over time and use and should be replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles. Otherwise, your car may suffer from uneven tire wear, dips and bumps when hitting potholes or bumpy surfaces.
The water pump is an important part of the cooling system whose function is to circulate coolant around the system. After years of use, the water pump will eventually wear out - usually in about seven or eight years. You may notice that the car is not starting in heat, over heating frequently or there is leakage of coolant.
The clutch will need to be replaced after 60,000 miles. If your car hits a lot of bumps or you are a rough, aggressive driver, it might give out sooner
At Euro Auto Parts Direct we offer wholesale pricing online on genuine replacement parts for a wide variety of luxury auto brands including Porsche, Jaguar, Audi, BMW, Land Rover, and VW.
When you replace worn out parts on your luxury vehicle with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts you upgrade performance and keep your luxury and exotic model driving optimally for years or even decades. By using genuine brand name parts that last longer than generic or used parts you also are helping to maintain its resale value.
And if we don’t carry the specific part you need we likely have access to it. At Euro Auto Parts we make it easy for you to order online or reach out to our team.
So today we’re going to break down some of the most replaced parts for cars. Please reach out today if we can answer any questions.