Friday, June 20, 2014
Average Life of Cars
Most modern gasoline-powered cars built after 2001 will last an average of 10 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km).
The statement above is true if the car is well-maintained and properly taken care of.
With regular maintenance recommended by manufacturers such as oil changes and fluid changes, all cars according to certified mechanics will have an average life of 200,000 miles (320,000 km) up to 250,000 miles (400,000 km).
Japanese cars are proven to easily achieve and surpass these average life expectancies.
Honda is known to be still in good running condition after 300,000 miles (480,000 km).
Toyota can also reach 300,000 miles (480,000 km).
Mazda and Kia also easily make it to 200,000 miles or 320,000 kilometers.
Ford is able to get to 200,000 miles (320,000 km) if properly maintained.
With most vehicles, the key to long and productive life is:
1. Proper maintenance and repair.
2. Good driving habits.