Regularly replacing worn-out or damaged parts is an essential aspect of keeping your vehicle in optimal condition, ensuring safety, performance, and longevity. We want to give you a short cheat sheet of when to replace some common vehicle parts. Well also give you a little insight into why even relatively easy, inexpensive, replacements are important. Ready? Grab your calendars and lets go!

Windshield Wipers 

This one is a bit of a no-brainer. For being a relatively inexpensive component, wipers are incredibly important. Being able to see, especially in bad weather, is essential. Generally, wipers can be replaced yearly. However, in colder climates, you may want to replace your wipers seasonally. Check your wipers regularly and keep an eye out for streaking on your windshield and cracks in the rubber of the wipers themselves.
Change Every 6-12 Months

Oil Filter

An oil filter is a small but critical component of a car’s engine. Its primary function is to remove contaminants and impurities from the engine oil, ensuring that only clean, properly lubricated oil circulates throughout the engine. Your oil filter plays a vital role in reducing friction and wear. By keeping engine oil clean, the oil filter improves fuel efficiency and helps extend the lifespan of the engine. Oil filters should be changed when you change engine oil. So if youre getting regular oil changes, you will likely be getting a new oil filter as well.
Change Every 3000-5000 Miles

Air Filter

Your air filter in a car is responsible for cleaning the air that enters your engine’s combustion chamber. Its main function is to prevent dirt, dust, debris, and other contaminants from entering the engine. By maintaining clean air intake, the air filter helps improve engine performance and fuel efficiency and prolongs the life of the engine. Generally, during routine oil changes, technicians will check and change an air filter as necessary.
Change Every 50,000 Miles

Battery

As you might expect, your battery has a hand in just about every electrical function in your vehicle. And just like any other battery, your vehicles battery will gradually lose effectiveness over time. Things like excessive temperatures, corrosion, and even short driving trips will shorten the life of your battery, but even a perfect battery will need to be changed eventually.
Change Every 3-4 Years

Tires

Tires might have the most variance on this list. Variables like the type of tires you use, what type of vehicle you drive, and how you drive all factor into tire wear. This means that you may need to change your tires anywhere every 36,000 miles to 75,000 miles. In most cases, youll need to change your tires every 5-6 years, but regular inspections are a must. Want your tires to last longer? Consumer Reports has tips about buying longer-lasting tires.
Change Every 5-6 Years.

Of course, these arent hard and fast numbers. Depending on your vehicle and your driving style your mileage may vary, so to speak. These are all very important pieces of your vehicle, so if you ever have any questions, seek out the advice of a professional. Have more questions, get in touch! Or stop in at any of our 8 locations across Central and Eastern Nebraska.