Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM-Bowie can help you find a highly reliable new or pre-owned vehicle that can fit right into your lifestyle. Still, things happen. Some car parts will need to be replaced sooner and more often than others.

Here’s an overview of the car parts that most commonly need replacing.

Spark Plugs

Your engine is powered by a mixture of fuel and air which requires a spark to ignite. Spark plugs are crucial to your engine and can corrode over time. When they misfire, your engine can waste fuel.

Timing Belt

Your timing belt ensures that your valves turn properly and is another important part of your engine. These can frequently wear out and snap, so make sure you keep an eye on their condition.

Starter & Alternator

Your starter is an electric motor which rotates and starts your car’s engine. The alternator converts mechanical energy into electricity to charge your battery as your drive. If your battery won’t hold a charge, these systems probably need replacing.


Your battery is central to your engine’s long-term health. They can frequently go bad or die completely, so check on it regularly and replace when necessary.

Brake Pads

Your brakes are one of the most-used components on your car. Every time you slow down, you wear them down a little more. Eventually, you’ll hear a metal-on-metal scream, and that means it’s time to replace them.


You have a lot of filters on your car: for the oil, for the air, for the fuel, for the transmission fluid, and more. These will need to be replaced to ensure proper air quality, engine lubrication, and more.

These are a few of the common car parts that need regular replacement. Schedule a service visit at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM-Bowie today to learn more!