PartsGeek carries more than 10 million auto parts for different vehicles. No matter what you need to repair your vehicle, you can find it at PartsGeek, from air filters to windshield wipers. A driver needs to keep his or her vehicle in good working order, which means completing maintenance at the recommended maintenance times.
Depending on the vehicle, it may require oil changes every 3,000 to 4,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first. PartsGeek has oil filters in several brands, including Hastings, Denso, Bosch, Hengst, Mann, OES, ACDelco, Purolator, Motorcraft and Beck Arnley. A good filter properly filters engine oil to keep your engine oil clean between changes.
Other maintenance requirements include air filters, fuel filters, antifreeze and timing belt changes. Air filters keep the dust and dirt out of the engine. Air filters are made from pleated fabric or a piece of pleated cotton. The air filter sits in front of the intake manifold and keeps any contaminants out of the engine, allowing the engine to operate at maximum performance.
Timing belts are a major maintenance repair. The timing belt attaches the camshafts and the crankshaft. On some cars--those with interference engines--if the timing belt breaks or stretches past its useful life, the valves could possibly hit the pistons and cause extensive internal engine damage. A driver should change the timing belt at the recommended manufacturer's time frame--about every 60,000 miles.
Even with maintenance, things break from wear and tear on the car, including alternators, water pumps, brakes, and sensors. PartsGeek carries several brands of alternators, including Bosch, MPA, USA Industries, Denso, Beck Arnley, ACDelco, Motorcraft, and Mitsubishi Electric Automotive.
Water pumps often leak or the bearings go out. If the water pump breaks, the vehicle will overheat. Should a driver need a water pump, PartsGeek carries several brands including Hella Hepu, Gates, Bosch, OES, and Beck Arnley.
Another part that should be checked every three months and replaced as needed is serpentine belts and V-belts. If the belt has cracks from dry rot or the ridges are worn, the belt should be replaced. Choose from several brands, including Mitsubishi, ACDelco, Motorcraft, Mopar, Dayco, Gates, and OES.
Spark plugs are another set parts that need to be replaced as part of maintenance. Depending on the vehicle and the type of spark plug, a driver may have to replace spark plugs every 60,000 miles or may wait as long as 100,000 miles. Spark plug brands include popular brands such as NGK, Motorcraft, Denso, ACDelco, Bosch, Accel, and OES.
Brakes should also be checked on a regular basis. Once you hear the brakes squealing, the little metal tab is scraping on the rotor to tell the driver that the pads are low. If a driver lets the pads run too low, the metal backing on the pads will destroy the rotors. If the rotors become worn, a driver may be able to turn the rotors, but in most cases will have to purchase new rotors. Choose from several popular brands of brake pads including OES, TRW, EBC, Bendix, Textar, and Beck Arnley.