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Abusive driving habits can break stuff, too.
Don't floor the accelerator with the steering turned well to the side. High angle with low torque and speed is fine for the outer CV joint, and low angle with high torque and speed is fine, but all three of (1) angle, (2) torque, (3) rotation speed is the worst-case condition.
Don't spin tires in snow excessively, either, and really, really don't do this with the steering turned well to the side. Same reason.
I've never had to do CV joints or boots in any vehicle that I've ever owned, and I've gone past 400,000 km on a couple of them.