1. BatteryYour car relies on its battery to help start it and power the electrical system. Signs it may be time to replace your battery can include if your car is slow to start, the check engine light is on, it needs a jump each time you use your vehicle, and more.
2. Headlight, Taillight, and Blinker Light BulbsWorking exterior lights help ensure the safety of those on the road. Bulbs last for 500-2,000 hours depending on the type of bulb your car requires and how often you use your lights.
3. Air FilterThe air filter is responsible for keeping dirt, dust, and other debris out of the engine. A clean air filter allows your car’s engine to run safely. Air filters should be changed about every 15,000 miles. If you live in a rural or dusty area, drive on unpaved roads regularly, or have a turbocharged engine, your air filter may need to be replaced more often.
4. Wiper BladesAs soon as your wipers begin to show wear, replacing them is recommended. Being able to see out of your windshields directly impacts the safety of you and those around you.
5. OilThe time between oil changes varies from car to car. How often you should change your oil depends on the make and model you drive and how many miles you are driving. To know for certain when you should change your car’s oil, refer to your owner’s manual.
6. Spark PlugsMost plugs will last around 100,000 and then will require replacing. Sometimes they will need to be replaced sooner if there are any malfunctions.
7. TiresTires need to be replaced every 25,000 to 50,000 miles. Tires with excellent traction and grip allow you to drive around safely, especially in slick, wet weather. The way you drive and how often you drive your car will directly affect how often you need to replace your tires.
8. Brake PadsBrake pads allow your vehicle to come to a complete stop. They should be replaced every 30,000 to 70,000 miles, depending on how you drive and the type of car you drive.
9. Brake ComponentsIn addition to brake pads, brake components like brake calipers, wheel cylinders, and the master cylinder will need to be replaced every 100,000 miles.
10. WindshieldsIf your windshield becomes cracked or chipped and cannot be repaired, it may need to be replaced. If it is too much of a driving hazard and cannot be seen through well, you will be required by law to replace it.