The average car has about 30,000 parts, according to Toyota. Many of your car parts are made by the company that manufactures the car, which is why some drivers buy car parts straight from the manufacturer for replacements. Every part on your car—down to the smallest screw or pin—could break down depending on weather, driving time and car care habits. Find out which ones break down the most and how often to replace those parts!
Size and capacity of a vehicle will determine how many car parts it has. Often, car parts are made by specific car brands, which is why cars must have maintenance and repairs done only at certain car shops or dealerships. Other times, car parts are brought in by third parties when the cars are built. Every new car will come with an owner’s manual that tells the driver about their car. This manual will let them know the type of engine system they have and what type of gasoline is needed to cause correct combustion. The owner’s manual should be used when determining how often you need certain car parts replaced, such as the car’s battery.
When parts are worn or don’t fit the car, they can break down or can wear away connecting car parts. Common car parts that break down and when to repair them include:
Every driver should keep up on scheduled maintenance checks if they want to avoid most problems with their cars. The amount of time you should wait between maintenance checks will depend on the type of car you have. However, you should have your car checked at least every year by a quality auto place, if not every 6 months. If you drive every single day or for a living, aim for the 6-month maintenance checks instead of longer waits between them. AAA reports that most cars will need maintenance checks about every 12 months.
At our auto shop, we provide services, maintenance and replacements for car parts in areas such as:
Those services are only including the ones we do under the hood. We also replace car parts for the exterior, under the car, and have services for accessories such as trailer hitches, headlights and power window repair.
Inevitably, some car parts will simply break down from use. However, you can prevent how often those car parts break or wear down by how well you take care of your car inside out. Taking care of your car will not only improve how it looks and how it runs, but it will save you money in the long run by avoiding how much maintenance and repairs you need to get. This is especially important for expensive cars that generally have more expensive car parts when replacements are needed.
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For all your car questions or replacements for car parts, call Scott’s Fort Collins Auto at (970) 682-4202 to schedule your appointment or to get tips for making your car last!