2006 Base Vibe with 147k miles, original owner.
A couple days ago my car would not start when leaving work. All of the interior lights worked and so did the exterior lights (though they seemed a bit dim), but it would not even try to turn over. No click, nothing. Fortunately, a co-worker offered to help jump the battery and it started right up. I thought the battery was 3 - 4 years old, but when I checked my records the battery turned out to be 6 years old. Time flies. Anyway, the next day I installed a new battery. But it really got me thinking. What else could leave me stranded? The car has been great for the 12 years of ownership. Except for the battery being 6 years old, I'm really good about normal maintenance: fluids, tire rotation, brakes, tires, timing belt, spark plugs, lights etc. I think the only non-maintenance things I had to fix were the switches for the interior fan and the recirculation door. Are there any serious components that start to fail around 150k miles that I should just replace now? Starter? Relays? Sensors? What preventive maintenance should I consider having done now to avoid getting stranded? Thanks!