Whether you spend your days navigating stop-and-go traffic, trekking through snow and rain, or clearing the occasional pothole, we put our vehicles through a lot. Naturally, this causes a little wear and tear over time. We particularly see drivers coming in to replace these car parts the most at Lyon-Waugh Auto Group.

Brake Pads

Brake pads are one of the most commonly replaced car parts, particularly if you have a lead foot. Even if you are a careful driver though, brake pad wear is inevitable. On average, we recommend drivers replace their brake pads every 10,000 to 20,000 miles.

You run the risk of doing serious damage to your brakes if you don’t replace them before they’re worn.


No matter how you care for your vehicle, batteries are only meant to last up to five years. However, you can help increase your battery’s lifespan if you avoid these hazards.

  • Leaving your headlights or interior lights on
  • Frequently taking short drives
  • Loose or corroded battery connections
  • Extreme temperatures


Tires also have a limited lifespan. Plus, as much as they are exposed to, they also run the risk of being easily damaged. After all, a flat tire can occur anytime. Tires also wear down over time, particularly if they aren’t properly inflated or rotated regularly.

There are a number of warning signs that indicate it’s time to replace your tires, such as:

  • Tread measures less than 4/32 of an inch
  • Shaking or vibrating while driving or idling
  • Excessive visible wear such as cracks or bulges
  • If they are over six years old

You can conveniently order quality auto part replacements from our dealership anytime and have them expertly installed at our auto service center in Peabody, MA. Reach out to our team if you have any questions – we’re happy to help!

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