Vehicles are composed of roughly 30,000 parts. Some of them influence vital car function more than others. Here is a short list of parts that are exceptionally important.

These parts should always be replaced with OEM Acura parts and never aftermarket components.

1. Tires

The tires are extremely important because they’re the only part of the car that makes contact with the road. Therefore, the tires influence the vehicle’s movement and direction. This is why it’s imperative that your tires have ample tread depth, and the existing wear is even across all four tires.

You should also perform a psi check once a month. Have the tires rotated every six months and the alignment checked during a routine maintenance.

2. Engine

The engine is what makes the car run. Multiple steps are required to keep the engine in good shape. For starters, you need to perform periodic oil changes using the recommended oil outlined in the vehicle user manual.

Secondly, be sure the coolant is always at an adequate level to prevent engine overheating. Finally, be cognizant of signs of engine damage, such as a burning smell and knocking sounds.

3. Brakes

Without brakes, your car wouldn’t be able to come to a halt. Brake pads should be replaced every 40,000 to 50,000 miles, while the rotors should be replaced after 50,000 to 80,000 miles.

Also, do you notice screeching sounds, or do you have to engage the brakes more forcefully than normal to bring the car to a full stop? These are all signs of failing brakes.

The above-mentioned parts are extremely vital. This goes for all vehicle models, from the Acura Integra to the Acura TLX. Routine maintenance at Acura of Peabody will ensure these parts receive the care they need.