I don't. Nor do I know if a band new one will fail. New does not always
I can also get a flat tire, have a fuel pump fail, have all the electronics
fail, have the transmission die (again), have the starter fair, water pump
leak, or a radiator hose break. Not to mention the timing chain can send
valves through pistons or the oil pump can wipe out the engine. At 5 years
and 119,000 miles, anything can happen. I've had brand new parts fail out
of the box in the past so it is always a bit of a crap shoot.
Driving is scary stuff.
Aside from all of that, I just want to keep this thing going for a few more
months. I don't want to buy until January, but GM seems determined to have
me do otherwise.
We had a local parts house which featured GM Delco parts, which we
would use for GM cars, as we considered the quality to be better--since
if the car came back with a defective part we'd installed, we'd have to
eat the labor.
I'm not a big fan of the alternators and starters from some of the
Certain relays and such from Delco would weigh as much as a roll of
pennies versus a similar one from the cheaper places would weigh like a
book of matches.
We had VERY few comebacks using Delco.
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