In our technologically advanced world, you can get almost everything you need online. With so many stores and online databases to shop from, you can easily find whatever you are looking for a bargain. Knock-off car parts can leave you with a finished shopping list without maxing out your budget or credit. But, do not risk your life for bargain car parts.
When it comes to furniture or decor you can blissfully shop with your filter set to shop products from low-to-high price, but with your car, the savings are not worth risking your life for.
With decades of experience behind us, here are the top 3 car parts that you simply cannot buy second-rate.
As you drive down the highway, you have most likely seen first-hand what a second-rate tire can do. Most highways and major roads are littered with the results of tire blowouts. Many tires are retired after losing the necessary tread they need to properly operate on the road.
So, if they are not good enough for the previous owner, why are they good enough for you?
Buying new tires can save you money in the long-run, as you do not have to continually replace the inferior with a shorter lifespan, and also save your life.
Tire blowouts can quickly cause you to lose control of your car, which can result in dangerous accidents, especially for bigger trucks or commercial vehicles.
Brake Pads and Brake Lines
When it comes to driving conditions, no two days are ever the same, unexpected occurrences happen every day. Unforeseen pedestrians in the street, objects falling off trucks, poor weather conditions, all of which need quick reaction time and superior brakes to avoid life-threatening accidents.
If your brakes are worn-down or inferior, your vehicle will have a harder time slowing down to avoid obstacles, which puts your life and the lives of others at risk.
When you purchase a new vehicle, it is easy to assume the manufacturer has installed pieces that are set to stand the test of time, but that is often not the case. In reality, manufacturers often install rubber bushing in your vehicle’s suspension and steering joints.
The bushings, rubber washers and bolts, control the amount of movement when steering, along with reducing noise and vibrations.
As these rubber bushings worn down, the steering joints allow more movement, which can lead to loose steering or rattling noises. These parts are another example of what should not be bought for a bargain, as these bushings are often made to fit the model of your vehicle.
Replacing bargain car parts with new and well-made parts will result in the avoidance of unwanted car troubles in the future.
Trick Trucks Has the Answers to All Your Vehicle Care Questions
If you want to upgrade your vehicle, or find out what exterior truck accessories we have, then come to see us at Trick Trucks. We are happy to make sure your truck is in great condition and is looking fresh all year round.