If a car’s lifespan varies across many parameters, find out how far you can go with your gasoline vehicle.
If you’ve ever bought a used car, you’ve undoubtedly taken a look at the mileage. And for good reason, this data is of capital importance, because like everything, no vehicle is immortal. Maus what is really the lifespan of a car running on gasoline? How is it possible to extend it? Auto-Moto offers you an answer to these questions, so you can know what to expect with your car!
First of all, you should know that everything remains relative, and that the dmaximum life urea of a car depends on many parameters. But on average, this is between 150 and 250,000 kilometers, depending on the model and maintenance. But rest assured right away, that does not mean that once this mileage has passed, your vehicle will give up the ghost. On the other hand, and it is rather logical, the more you drive, the more it is likely to be subject to more and more regular breakdowns, with increasingly important costs. Moreover, the mileage that we are announcing corresponds to that for a car used under normal conditions, that is to say in town or on expressways on a regular basis, at correct speeds. The climate also has an impact, as do the storage conditions, which can accelerate the aging of your vehicle, or on the contrary, preserve it. Either way, the 200,000 kilometer mark is still a bit tricky, with many motorists reselling their vehicle or scrapping it at that time.
What factors influence the lifespan?
You should therefore know that many parameters have an impact on the maximum mileage that your car can cover. First of all, and probably most important and most obvious, the make and the model. It is indeed undeniable, some manufacturers are more reliable than others in the long term, and on this point, the Asians are undoubtedly the champions in the matter! But another factor also plays a big role: the frequency and quality of the maintenance, which must be carried out regularly in order to counter any possible problems before they become too serious. It is also an opportunity to check that everything is working well, and to avoid unpleasant surprises once on the road. Of course your driving style also has an impact on the life of your car, which seems pretty logical. If you always pull the gears fully and if you are rough overall, your vehicle may be damaged prematurely. On the contrary, therefore favor a smooth ride to extend the life of your car.
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