Ford Parts that Wear Out Over Time

January 14th, 2022 by

While Ford cars are manufactured with precise, high-quality parts, the fact of the matter is that some of them will wear out over time. In order to keep your Ford vehicle running smoothly, safely, and efficiently, it’s important to know what Ford parts wear out over time and how often they need to be replaced. Here at James River Ford, our dealership is well-stocked with high-quality OEM Ford parts. These are the parts to keep an eye on to make sure that they don’t break down.


The job of your car’s battery is to provide all of the electrical components in the car with a jolt of electricity so that the car can start. Most batteries start to require replacement after four to six years of use. During hot or water weather, batteries can wear out even faster.

Water Pump

The water pump circulates coolant from the car’s radiator to the coolant system. It then moves to the engine and returns it to the radiator. If the water pump doesn’t work properly, it could cause the engine to overheat, causing serious damage to the car. Water pumps should be replaced at our Ford service center every six to eight years or 60,000 to 90,000 miles.


The car’s suspension is primarily made up of shocks and struts. It ensures that your car continues to run smoothly while driving. When your suspension system needs replacement, you’ll notice signs like dips and nose dives when your car goes over bumps. This is likely to occur after 50,000 to 75,000 miles of driving.

Here at James River Ford, we only carry high-quality OEM Ford parts. Visit our dealership or order parts online using our easy-to-use parts request form.

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