Posted by Kathryn Booth at Thursday, December 03rd, 2020 - 01:23:07 AM in Car Parts
Timely and proper Servicing and maintenance of a Car and Car parts ensures a longer life for the car with problem free driving. Properly servicing and maintaining the car, with timely replacement of parts with Quality spare parts, ensures that the car does not ditch you when you need it the most, especially in an emergency. One of the most crucial parts of a car, besides the brakes and Car Engine, is the Car Gearbox system. A serviced and maintained Car Gearbox ensures a smooth ride. The opposite of this, a poorly maintained and serviced car and gearbox could be a nightmare ride, with loud noises and bumpy rides. An improperly working Car gearbox could sometimes seem like a giant gnashing his teeth in rage. If you ignore the Car Gearbox and not attend to it in time, you may very well have to replace the whole gearbox in order to use the car.
Some people may purchase aftermarket car parts for safety reasons such as xenon headlight upgrades which provide brighter and whiter light and therefore greater visibility. Other people may just want their cars to look good and have that exclusivity and would purchase styling parts and accessories like body kits and alloy wheels to make their cars stand out from the crowd. For many car enthusiasts purchasing aftermarket parts and modifying their cars is a real pastime and may spend thousands on performance upgrades, interior & exterior styling as well as other cosmetics.
The truth is, as long as the motor spares that are fitted are in good condition and suitable for the job (i.e. they are right car parts for the right car model), most garages and mechanics will not object if you want to provide the parts yourself. They still get their markup on the labour. Next time you are facing an MOT repair job, find out what the parts are and ask if you can source your own. Yes, it might slow the job down a bit (and if you need an urgent repair, you'll probably have to go with what the garage provides) but if you do have the time, go for it!
Quality Car parts, timely servicing and maintenance, and or replacing parts with good quality spare parts is not only essential, but crucial to the smooth running and long life of a car. If you can think of a car as a living, breathing object, then you can understand that just like any other animate object in this world, a car also requires food (oil and gas), servicing and maintenance (washing, oil changes, etc), or some tuning and adjustments of parts (heart surgeries, liver, lung, and stomach ailments) and sometimes replacement of parts (liver transplants, heart transplants). This just shows that if you take care of a car like a family member, it will provide trouble free service for years and be with you like a friend for life.
When restoring classic cars, there is a small but very serious group of people that believe that when a classic car is restored it must be done with the utmost care and attention in getting factory original parts that were used when the car was new. Many people would think to turn to a Chevy dealer. The problem is that if you own a 64 Chevy Nova and you need some car panels; it is unlikely you'll have much success finding an OEM replacement part there.