You can keep your vehicle safe and reliable with high-quality Ford parts available at Waconia Ford. We make it easy to protect and maintain your vehicle without breaking the bank, and we’re sharing all you need to know about purchasing essential Ford parts today.
Which Ford Parts Should I Not Buy Used?
When it comes to Ford parts, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts will last the longest and come with the greatest protection. You can purchase some parts pre-owned to reduce your costs, but it’s never recommended by experienced mechanics.
These are just a few of the parts you’ll especially want to avoid purchasing used.
- Filters: Filters, like the oil filter and air filter, help to capture the debris of the road before it can get into the engine compartment and cause damage. These filters become saturated over time, which is why we schedule routine filter changes. It’s also why you’ll want to purchase new filters, instead of pre-owned components that won’t last as long.
- Battery: The battery in most cars lasts three to five years, but the environment and your driving conditions can really influence your battery’s life. When you purchase a new battery, you’ll know it’s in the best possible condition and you’ll be able to depend on it for years to come.
- Brake Pads: Brake pads are designed to wear down over time, which is why you always want to use new brake pads in your vehicle. This will ensure you get their entire 30,000-70,000-mile lifespan.
- Belts and Hoses: Over time, the belts and hoses in your vehicle can wear down and corrode, and they’ll need to be replaced. New belts and hoses are relatively inexpensive, but they’ll keep your Ford vehicle running at the top of its game.