When you’re deciding on a new car, you need to think through more than just the purchase price. Think big picture: ask yourself how much it will cost to maintain this vehicle long term. After all, cars with low maintenance costs can save their owners thousands of dollars over the long haul. The following vehicle makes are known for their low maintenance fees.
Hyundai: This automaker offers low average repair prices as well as all-inclusive maintenance programs. For the Hyundai Equus, you can opt for the free “At Your Service” plan, which covers tune-ups and oil changes—plus Hyundai will come retrieve your car from you.
Toyota: Depending on the type of Toyota you purchase (i.e. Camry or 4-Runner versus a Prius), you’re looking at below average repair costs, which is why Toyota consistently ends up on “low maintenance costs” lists.
GM: General Motors vehicles also see below average repair costs, and several of their cars come with limited-time free maintenance programs.
Chrysler: Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep all offer the option for a lifetime power train warranty, which makes maintenance an affordable proposition.
Honda: These cars are known for their reliability and durability, which means that repairs are not needed as frequently.
On the flip side, some cars are expensive to buy and expensive to maintain. A couple cars with the highest associated maintenance costs include several Mercedes options (Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG and Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG), as well as the Audi R8.
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