Vehicle Parts You Should Replace For Optimal Vehicle Functionality


One mistake people make is ignoring the signs that some of their auto parts need replacing until they have completely stopped functioning. This not only puts your car at risk of acquiring additional damage due to the malfunctioning car parts, but it could also make you a hazard on the road. Other than having your car serviced, it is prudent to check various car parts to see if they are working as they should be. Here are some of the auto parts that require replacement by your mechanic for optimal vehicle functionality.

The spark plugs of your vehicle

Spark plugs are components located inside the vehicle's cylinder. They absorb electric volts on one end in order to create a spark on their other end this spark is what ignites the air and gas in your engine to create combustion, hence enable you to power your car. When your spark plugs begin to malfunction, you will notice signs such as decreased fuel efficiency by your vehicle, your vehicle's engine will be surging, your engine will be misfiring and you will be unable to accelerate properly. If you notice any of these symptoms from your car, it is best to have your spark plugs replaced by your mechanic with new auto parts.

The headlights of your vehicle

If your headlights are malfunctioning, this will impede your ability to drive safely at night. Therefore, putting your life as well as that of other road users at risk. If you have an older model vehicle, chances are your headlights comprise incandescent lamps, which are prone to become dimmer of time before finally going out. If you need to replace your headlights, it is best to opt for those that have LED technology. These lights may cost more, however, they tend to last much longer that conventional incandescent lighting. Hence, decreasing the frequency at which you will have to have your lights replaced.

The tyres of your vehicle

Another important component of your vehicle that is crucial to your safety on the roads are your tyres. One thing you should do is regularly check the tread depth of your tyres so as to ensure you are not driving with tyres that do not provide you traction. It is recommended to switch the positioning of your tyres from time to time in order to allow them to wear out evenly. Another component of your tyres that may need replacement is their component for pressure monitoring. Over time, this device also wears out, thus, will not be giving you correct readings about your tyre pressure. 

For more information, talk to your mechanic.


1 April 2016

Car servicing for women

It's easy to get overlooked when you head into get your car serviced if you are a woman. I have found the trick to getting the auto repairers to take me seriously is to do some research beforehand and look at what the log book says they need to replace this service. I wish I had started doing it earlier because it's also helping me trouble shoot repair issues and I'm saving myself a lot of time and stress this way. I'm keeping track of everything I have learned on this blog so I can share it with other new drivers and help them understand their auto service requirements as well.