Renault Spare Parts for Vehicle Maintenance: Common Replacement Parts and When to Replace Them

Ever since Louis Renault and his brothers began building their cars and winning races back in 1898, sales soared and the need for Renault spare parts grew exponentially. Following the re-entry into the South African marketplace in 2000, the brand firmly stamped its authority on the small passenger vehicle arena by promptly winning the Car of the Year with the nippy, fuel-efficient Clio 2 in that same year.

Following the success of that year, and with the introduction of a further eight models, including the commercial Kangoo and Trafic models, Renault as a brand is now dominating many market areas. With its phenomenal popularity and the need for general maintenance on these vehicles, leaders in the new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) approved and pre-owned Renault spare parts market, A.S.A.P. Spares, investigate the common replacement parts and when they should be replaced.

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When to Replace Common Renault Spare Parts with New OEM Spares

When it comes to the replacement of accident-damaged or vital parts, it is always more cost-efficient to replace the needed items with Renault OEM pre-owned auto spares. At A.S.A.P. Spares, you can source the necessary replacement car parts.

However, there are instances where used car parts are not recommended and some auto spares should be replaced with original OEM-approved units. These spares and when they need to be changed can be broken down into three general areas:

1) General Maintenance Service:

These services are generally undertaken every 10 to 15 000km or at least twice annually if the vehicle stands for long periods (or to the specifications in your owner’s manual.) Only use new OEM-approved car parts for this exercise and never add used fluids, oils, or lubricants as they could damage your vehicle irreparably.

Typically, these services require you to check, change or test the below in your vehicle:

  • Motor oil
  • Spark plugs
  • All filters, including air, oil and petrol filters
  • Brake fluid reservoirs
  • Brake pads
  • Fan, air-conditioner, power-steering and timing belts
  • All other fluids, for example. gearbox oil and coolant fluids
  • Windscreen wipers
  • Battery, adjoining cables, computer box and electronic parts 


2) Major Service:

Every 100 000km (or to the specifications in the owner’s manual), a major service must be performed. Again, these parts must be replaced with new OEM-approved Renault spare parts. All checks and changes, as per the general maintenance service, must be conducted. In addition, the following should be tested and/or changed:

  • All pully belts, including timing, air-conditioner, power-steering and fan belts
  • Brake pads
  • Shock absorbers


3) Wear and Tear:

Regardless of how well your Renault is performing, check all working parts of your vehicle regularly in between these vital service intervals. Replacing brake pads could save you from replacing more costly discs or replacing a timing belt timeously could save you thousands in replacing bent valves, for example.


At A.S.A.P. Spares, we are the leading specialists in the auto parts sector. If you or your workshop offers professional repairs and services to Renault, Citroën, Peugeot, Opel, Chevrolet and Suzuki brands, or even if you are a weekend warrior searching for the best-quality car parts, contact us. We pride ourselves on supplying our sterling selection of quality new and used OEM-approved auto parts.