It's no secret that Isuzu vehicles rival even those of industry leaders like Toyota in terms of reliability and durability despite their generally lower prices. As an owner of an Isuzu workhorse, you've made the right choice.
However, low failure rates don't equate to no breakdowns at all, as parts can give way at any time. Furthermore, some parts are designed to wear out as they carry out their functions. Not to mention, your Isuzu's exterior features will inevitably take a beating as a result of everyday driving.
BE FORWARD stocks most Isuzu parts in excellent condition and at low prices, so whether your reason for looking for a replacement, we've got you covered.
Choosing Between OEM vs. Aftermarket Isuzu Parts
There's no single source for purchasing your Isuzu's replacement parts. When you do your auto parts shopping, it will only be a matter of time before you come across the terms "OEM" and "Aftermarket" used to describe parts.
OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacturer parts, are original parts used by car manufacturers. On the other hand, "Aftermarket" parts are made by third-party manufacturers but are usable in the vehicle.
You might ask yourself which to pick out of OEM or Aftermarket parts, and that choice isn't always clear-cut as it can depend on the required part. OEM parts have been manufactured to the high standards of Isuzu and likely come backed by a longer warranty. On the other hand, Aftermarket parts are cheaper and available in a wider selection.
However, if you need a replacement part to get your Isuzu performing to its full potential again, we recommend investing in OEM parts. Without the same quality control, you're likely to pay for more replacements in the long run if you choose aftermarket parts. Not to mention that installing aftermarket parts can potentially void your Isuzu's warranty and, in severe cases, even damage your vehicle.
Finally, OEM parts might be cheaper if you consider buying second-hand parts that still offer excellent performance, fit, and lifespan.
What Are the Most Important Parts in Your Isuzu?
Parts in your Isuzu require different amounts of care and attention. Some, such as certain exterior body parts, will not impact the performance of your Isuzu, if at all, even if they are missing entirely.
On the other hand, others play such an important role that they are required for your Isuzu to be classified as a legal vehicle. The following are some of the most important.
The engine is its primary power source, burning fuel to produce the mechanical energy to drive your Isuzu. It can be as expensive as it is complicated, with repairs being notorious for incredibly high costs due to the need for replacement parts and specialized manpower. If you have a malfunctioning engine on your hands, head to your trusted automobile professional to see if a replacement engine is the most economical route for your Isuzu to get back onto the roads again.
For both the automatic and manual, the transmission of your Isuzu transfers power from the engine to the wheels while using gear ratios to keep the engine in its power band, allowing it to run efficiently. The transmission sees constant usage and, consequently, a high amount of wear and tear. Just as with the engine, repairing this complicated piece of equipment can sometimes cost more than buying a replacement vehicle.
Your lights are a vital part of your Isuzu, helping you to see, be seen, and communicate your driving intentions to others on the road. That's why it's crucial to ensure you replace damaged lights or blown bulbs to ensure your and others' safety on the roads.
Brakes on your Isuzu enable you to consistently slow your vehicle down or safely bring it to a complete stop. Brake parts such as brake pads and rotors wear down faster than others and will need replacing from time to time, while parts like the master cylinder, calipers, and wheel cylinders could develop leaks and cause poor braking. You can buy most of these parts individually if the need ever arises.
The battery is responsible for getting your Isuzu started, so keep an eye on any issues that come from the battery not starting. Some key things to look out for are the slow cranking of the engine and an illuminated Battery/Charging warning light which can indicate that your battery is on its last legs.
Which Isuzu Parts Wear Out the Fastest?
Consumables are parts or substances that deplete or wear down with regular use. For example, your Isuzu's consumables include engine oil, coolant, nuts and bolts, oil filters, brake pads, spark plugs, and wiper blades. Some people even consider tires and the battery to fall under this category. You must know the warning signs that signal when these need replacing or topping up.
The water pump in your Isuzu gets no breaks when it works hard to pump coolant from the radiator to the engine, flushing heat away from its various parts. It circulates the heated coolant back to the radiator, where it is cooled by the radiator fan and outside air. The water pump has a lifespan of around 60,273 miles.
How fast your Isuzu suspension wears down is determined by a few factors. Firstly, how smooth the roads you drive on are. Secondly, the weight of the loads carried by your Isuzu and how often you load your vehicle. Then lastly, your overall mileage.
You can get ten years out of your suspension at the upper end if you have been treating it well. Otherwise, expect between five and eight years depending on how much wear and tear your Isuzu has seen. You'll be able to tell if your suspension needs replacing if you've begun to experience a bumpy ride.
Are Isuzu Parts Expensive?
Isuzu parts are generally as inexpensive as those from other Japanese automobile manufacturers. Especially when you buy from auto parts dealers that are based in Japan, like BE FORWARD.
Where to Buy Genuine Isuzu Parts Online
If buying brand new, you can get genuine Isuzu parts through authorized Isuzu dealers and OEM parts retailers in your country. On the other hand, if you're looking for used Isuzu parts in excellent condition and at a low price, look no further than BE FORWARD!