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Receive the highest quality care for your auto parts.

To protect your investment, it’s important to take your vehicle to a professional for regular maintenance. Most types of newer vehicles should last well over 100,000 miles. If you’re lucky, your vehicle may even run over 250,000 miles before it needs to be replaced. However, not all auto parts are created equal. For example, there are four important auto engine parts that often wear out before your vehicle’s engine. Your alternator, fuel pump, starter, and water pump will generally need to be replaced by the time your vehicle hits 150,000 miles.

Your vehicle’s alternator keeps the battery charged to provide enough power to run your lights and other electric components. A bad alternator won’t immediately break down your vehicle. If you have a mechanical fuel pump, you’ll probably be able to drive for several days before complete failure. However, you still need to take your vehicle to a mechanic as soon as possible if you suspect your alternator needs to be replaced.

Your vehicle’s fuel pump can be either mechanical or electrical. The purpose of these auto parts is to pull fuel from the tank and deliver it to the carburetor or injectors. The fuel pump can fail with almost no warning, sometimes pumping gas into your crankcase. This will destroy your vehicle’s engine and may even start a fire.

Your starter gets your vehicle’s engine moving. When you turn the ignition key to the start position, the starter’s drive gear turns the flywheels inside your vehicle’s engine. It can be hard for drivers to realize they have a bad starter, since symptoms of starter failure are similar to those of a bad alternator or battery.

Your water pump circulates water through your vehicle’s engine and radiator to absorb the heat created by burning fuel. The most common problems with these auto parts are bearing failure and water leakage.

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