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The Average Car Has 30,000 Parts. Which Are Most Important?

August 1, 2017 - Reading time: 6 minutes

The average car has approximately 30,000 parts. This includes every screw in a vehicle! Every part plays a significant role in a car but there are a few that any responsible car owner should be particularly mindful of to ensure safety on the road.


1) Oil

Knowing what oil levels your vehicle is at greatly affects the engine. This lubricant is vital to a car functioning properly and if not attended to could cause your engine to overheat.

Many newer automobiles can go 5,000-10,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual to see the recommended mileage for your automobile.


2) Brakes

Your automobile’s braking system is one of the most significant components of a car. Here are some indicators that it's important to have an expert  identify the malfunctions and perform maintenance:


  • You feel a vibration when you hit the breaks

  • When you apply pressure on the brakes, the car pulls to one side.

  • When you apply pressure on the breaks, there is a decrease in responsiveness.

  • There’s a grinding or screeching sound when you apply pressure on the brakes.​


3) Tires:

To keep you and your passengers safe on the road, it’s crucial that your tires are inflated properly, aligned, and have enough tread go a long distance. It’s wise to consider tire replacement when their tread depth is below 4/32 of an inch.


4) Air Filter:

Usually, air filters can last 15,000-30,000 miles. Often this important part of your vehicle is overlooked. If ignored, a malfunctioning air filter could affect the performance of your car’s engine. If the air filter is clogged, it could cause your engine to stall and reduce horsepower and gas mileage.


5) Battery:

The battery of a vehicle is an essential part of your car and often overlooked because it doesn’t give a warning when it’s about to die. Most batteries generally last between four and six years. Before a long trip, it’s a good idea to have a professional auto mechanic perform an inspection. Other signs of a failing battery could include:


  • Malfunctions with the electrical components

  • The battery dashboard light lights up

  • It takes a bit longer to start your engine

We pride ourselves on knowing the ins and outs of most of the 30,000 parts of your car at Japanese Motor Works! We are passionate about automobiles and we hope you feel inspired to trust our auto repair capabilities and our highly-skilled team of ASE-Certified auto technicians. To schedule an appointment, call us at 706-549-5222. Japanese Motor Works is located at 200 Firefighter Court in Athens, GA 30607.


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