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Car Part Longevity

Car part longevity is something that affects all car owners. Car part longevity depends on a few different factors, including where you live. In this section you'll find articles dedicated to car part longevity.

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How long do car tires last?

It's probably safe to assume that everyone knows car tires eventually wear out. But is there any way to determine how long your car tires will last?


Making a Car Last for 300,000 Miles Is Totally Possible — Here's How

Putting 300,000 miles on a vehicle may seem like an impossible goal, but there are plenty of ways to extend a car's life span. See more »

Are cars designed to fail at a certain point?

Does it feel like your new car is already old by the time it rolls off the lot? If you feel this way, remember that it's probably by design. Learn the subtle and not-so-subtle tricks car makers use to make you yearn for a new vehicle. See more »

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How long do engine valves last?

Your car's intake and exhaust valves are critical for optimal engine performance. But how do you know when one or more of them is about to go bad? And how long are engine valves expected to last, anyway? See more »

How long do automotive spark plugs last?

Spark plugs play a critical role in your car's engine. Of course, they don't last forever, so it's important to replace your spark plugs from time to time. Do you know how long spark plugs typically last? See more »

How long do brake pads last?

Mechanics and manufacturers have a loosely agreed upon mileage range for most brake pads. Yet the lifespan of a brake pad depends on a set of variables ranging from driving style to the laws of physics. See more »

How long do crankshaft bearings last?

Crankshaft bearings support the crankshaft, one of the components that makes your car's engine rotate. For such an important part, you want to be sure they're working properly. But how long do they last, and how can you tell if they need replacing? See more »

How long do fuel injectors last?

As the system tasked with getting gas to the engine, fuel injectors are an important part of your car. How long can you expect yours to last, and how do you know if they need replacing? See more »

How long do headlights last?

It's good to know the approximate lifespan of your headlights. If one happens to fail, you can be ready with a replacement bulb when you need it most. But how long do headlights typically last, anyway? See more »

How long do tie rods last?

Your car's tie rods don't go bad because they were built on a specific date and their time has merely expired -- tie rods go bad due to wear and tear. But how long will a set of tie rods typically last? See more »