Having a new car can mean reliable transportation that will last for many years to come. It also means that there is regular maintenance that is going to need to be done. Sometimes, even if you have a new car, there may still be an occasional repair that needs to be done. Here are some tips to help you keep your car running like new with a few spare parts:
1. Fuses And Electrical Components That May Need Repairs
Fuses and electrical components are an important part of your car. Some of these fuses can cause problems with the cooling system, such as the fuse for an auxiliary radiator fan. Others can control warning lights, the radio and the AC in your car. It is a good idea to keep an extra fuse for all these components. In addition, you may want to have a small electrical kit with connectors and tape for other repairs that may need to be done to the electrical system.
2. A Full-size Extra Tire To Keep In The Garage For A Good Spare
Today, cars are more compact for better fuel economy, which means space is taken from different areas. A smaller trunk comes with the cost of a smaller spare tire. These are meant to use in an emergency, to get you home and to a repair shop. Investing in a full-sized spare to keep in your garage can be a good idea if you do not want to drive around town on a doughnut (compact emergency spare) tire until you can have your tire changed.
3. Spare Lights And Connectors
The taillights and headlights of your car are also important and in most areas are required by law. It is important for you to have spare lights for emergencies. In addition to the lights, you may want to have spare connectors and wiring to repair any shorts that your lights may have due to damages from a fender-bender or similar accident. This will ensure that your lights always work so you don’t get pulled over due to a light being out.
These are some tips to help you keep your new car in good condition by having a few spare parts on hand. If you need help getting what you need for your car, contact an auto parts service like Arringdale’s Engine Rebuilding & Auto Repair and be sure you have everything you need.