Which car parts wear out the fastest?
You know there are parts of your vehicle that wear out faster than others. You’ve likely had an experience where a part wore out before you were ready to deal with the auto repair that came up when it did. These are the parts of your vehicle to keep an eye on because they wear down the fastest.
Oil and Oil Filters
Changing your oil filter should be part of changing your oil regularly. This is preventative maintenance 101. Remember to get your oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Dirty oil can cause damage to your engine, resulting in expensive auto repairs. This is not where you should pinch pennies for your vehicle’s maintenance. Get your oil and the filter changed regularly.
Windshield Wiper Blades
These rubber strips are necessary to ensure a clear field of vision while driving in wet conditions. Rubber, especially when exposed to the elements, will deteriorate, crack, and peel. The time the windshield wiper blades on your car will last be affected by the weather conditions where you live. Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can and do affect the life of exposed rubber. You should check, or have your mechanic check, your windshield wiper blades regularly. You don’t want to discover in a driving rainstorm or blizzard that you need to replace them.
Yes, even the battery on your vehicle has a finite lifespan. The average lifespan of a car battery is 3-5 years. This lifespan is affected by temperature conditions and a few other factors, so when you take your car to your favorite service station for an oil change, ask your mechanic to inspect and test your battery to ensure you will always have enough power to start and drive your vehicle.
Many parts on your car have finite lifespans, and often those lifespans are affected by weather conditions and how you drive and maintain your vehicle. The best way to avoid a surprise auto repair is to have your mechanic inspect your whole vehicle regularly. That way, you can head off any major repairs caused by failing parts.
Precision Auto in Germantown, MD, is there for you for all your auto repair and maintenance needs. Their qualified technicians are happy to answer questions about the longevity of parts on your vehicle and other maintenance questions you might have. If you don’t remember the last time a mechanic inspected your vehicle or changed your oil, it’s time to give Precision Auto a call. Make an appointment for preventative maintenance and inspection on your vehicle.