As far as midsized sports utility vehicles go, the Nissan Xterra is in a class of its own. Few other midsized sports utility vehicles can match this one in speed, power, handling, comfort ability, reliability, durability, safety, and affordability. Some midsized sports utility vehicles may be faster, some may be cheaper, but none have great ratings on all of these features like the Xterra and that continues to be the case as time moves on.

If you own one of these great sports utility vehicles, especially for a few years now, you know exactly what we are talking about. The combination of all these features and many more have made this a vehicle that you hope lasts you for years and years. Well there are some things you can do to make that happen. Driving safely is obvious, but what do you do about parts that get wear and tear? Well that is going to happen with any vehicle and the obvious solution is to go to the mechanic. The problem is that the more you have to go, the less you will want to keep your vehicle because it becomes too expensive. One reason it is very expensive is because the mechanic is ordering the Xterra parts you need from a story. That means they are paying full price which you have to pay, not to mention a hefty markup. If you take the time to search online for used auto parts you can save yourself a lot of money. Used parts are durable, reliable, and very cheap. You may think that used parts found online or from a junk yard are not as good but that is not true. If you need parts for an auto transmission you can get them new through your mechanic and pay outrageous prices, or you can go online and fine the same quality parts that are used and cost a fraction of the price, which one makes more sense to you?