When Exactly should I Replace my Car Parts?

Have you ever replaced the parts in your car? Knowing everything about your car can be difficult, which is why your vehicle will come with an owner’s manual, though this won’t feature every part in your car.  We’ve put together a quick guide to help you keep track of when to replace parts in your vehicle.

Starting simply, your car's oil will need changing every six months, or around 7,500 miles, whichever comes first. It is also likely that you’ll need to change your oil filter around the same time. If you’re unsure, speak to a local garage, or mention it at your vehicles next servicing.

A car's battery will last anywhere between three and six years, though you should conduct regular checks to ensure it’s working as it should be. Check for cracks, leaks or bulges on your battery, as this could indicate a serious problem. Don’t get caught out with a broken-down vehicle and look into getting your battery changed, or at least looked at, as soon as possible.

Generally speaking, your tyres will need replacing every three to seven years, depending on how much you drive and what road conditions are like where you live. There are things you can look for to help prolong the life of your tyres including misalignment, unbalanced tyres, not taking sharp turns and not stopping suddenly.

Your vehicles cambelt should be replaced after around 100,000 miles of driving. If your engine is highly revved often, it won’t last that long. As for your Pro-V belt, it’s best to replace it around 75,000 miles to ensure a smooth and safe experience on the roads.

Unfortunately, as with all vehicles, any part can suddenly go wrong. Regular servicing and a yearly MOT can help you to avoid this, though it is ultimately inevitable.

At Charlton Recycled Auto Parts, we can help you find a part for your 4x4 vehicle, no matter what you need. We supply a wide range of top quality, pre-owned parts for almost all 4x4 models, don’t hesitate to get in touch today to see how we can help you!

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