Moreover, you also need to check the pressure of your tires regularly and the levels of your car's fluid. If you are attentive in doing all these stuffs, then you can maintain the good condition of your car for several years.
However, some of automotive parts will fail to function well in the long run, such as the battery, the braking system, the transmission and the fuel pump. These are some of the major parts of a vehicle that sooner or later will need to be replaced immediately in order to prevent much bigger problems in your car.
The battery of a car normally lasts for three to six years depending on the brand of a vehicle. The endurance of the battery mostly depends on what brand you acquire it and the climate in which you are living also play an important role with your car's battery. Remember that a warm temperature can significantly shorten the longevity of the battery. The good thing in replacing a battery is that it is one of the most economical in all automotive parts and it can easily be changed even without hiring the service of a mechanic. Normally, it cost less than $100.
Another part that needs to be changed when it fails is the braking system. If you are very aggressive in driving, you need to change your car's brakes eventually. Most of the brake jobs focus on the pads. When it is worn out, you need to change it before they start to grind against the rotor. If this happen, you will also need to have the rotors machined.
The pads on every light automobile must only need to be changed for every 50,000 miles or more you drive your car. Usually, brake pads can cost you less than $80 and you can even install it at your home. On the other hand, the transmission failure is very costly it can cost for more than $2,500, while the fuel pump is hard to replace because it is typically installed in the gas tank so will need the help of a mechanics.