There hardly is anything more frustrating than your car breaking down in the middle of nowhere. You have to pay for a tow truck, then get it repaired with additional costs, which you probably haven’t foreseen. We do our best to take care of our vehicles, but no matter how good we are at it, some things just tend to break more frequently than others, or what is worse – we neglect certain vehicle parts, because we feel they can take a beating, when they actually can’t hold much longer. Which are these parts? Continue reading.
The first one is the battery. The average lifespan of a battery seems to be around 2 or 3 years, but many people are not OK with that. But considering it is one of the cheapest things to replace, we don’t understand why there is such an outrage about the constant need of maintenance. After all, it isn’t even constant. But remember that you can only jump start your vehicle so many times, before it completely gives up on you and the battery refuses to work. Then you will have to pay two times the price if that happens when you are on the road. Never ever neglect the battery.
Next comes your windshield wiper system. So many people seem to think that this is unimportant, but we can’t stress it enough how important it is. If you live in a rainy climate, you will definitely need the wiper system to be in its best shape. Otherwise you are in for a bad time. Firstly, it can make the windscreen so blurred, that you won’t see well through it. Then it will just not push the water away, altering your perception even more. So please, don’t neglect it. Go online and shop for wiper system parts if you need to replace them, find some good deals and get it done before you cause an accident.
We also have to say a word about your tires. How long do you think their lifespan is? A season, two seasons, maybe two years, why not five? If you aren’t familiar with how long your tires can last, you are again in for a bad time. Why? Because when the tires are used up, all that remains is a slippery rubber, that won’t have good cohesion with the road and it will slip revolutions, making the car really unstable, not to mention the moments when you completely lose control of your vehicle.
Lastly, we have to mention the transmission. While it is a lot less prone to damages than many other parts in your vehicle, it can still get damaged or worn out. Don’t wait for this to happen and have your annual or even half-yearly checkup so that you don’t end up with a faulty transmission that will cause you more problems in the future.
With all of this in mind, it is a good general advice to keep track of every part of your vehicle. Your mirrors are just as important as your brakes, as they help you in keeping you informed. Your handbrake is just as important as your gear shift, as if it doesn’t work properly, you can end up with your car hitting another without you being there. So keep your car in check.