Could you go out and successfully run a marathon if you haven’t been training or taking care of yourself? Probably not. The same is true for expecting 200,000 miles out of a vehicle that hasn’t been given proper attention. While it is true that nearly any vehicle can get to 200,000 miles if you continually sink money into it, we’re guessing you’d rather not have to do that. One expense you shouldn’t forego if that is your goal is regular auto maintenance.
In addition to keeping up with your auto maintenance schedule, it is also important to have chosen your vehicle wisely. There have been several studies done that provide insight into the most dependable makes and models that you’ll have the best chance of enjoying 200,000 miles from or even more. What might surprise you is that the luxury vehicles you might think aren’t the ones leading the pack. According to a study by iSeeCars.com, the top-ranking vehicle overall is the Toyota Sequoia and the longest lasting car is the Toyota Avalon. If you aren’t a Toyota fan, there are also Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, GMC, Honda and Chrysler models in the top 10. There is also a 0.1% chance you could see 300,000 miles, but again, that is with extremely attentive auto maintenance.
Here at Highway Tire Auto & Lube, we want to help you get as close to 200,000 miles as we can. We’ll help you develop the best auto maintenance schedule that factors in your vehicle make and model, your driving habits, and other factors. We provide personal service beyond what you normally find, so you can get the best care for your car or truck.