If you’re shopping for used cars for sale, you may be thinking long-term. As in, once I buy a vehicle, how long will I be able to count on it? While it would be nice if that information was included on the sale sheet, we know this just isn’t realistic.

There are some things, however, that can help you determine how long a car will last.

The Brand You Choose

Not all car brands are the same, which is why you have to picky about the one you choose. Some have a great reputation for longevity, while others don’t. This is why it is important to read reviews and look at reliability ratings.

The Amount of Driving You Do

While mileage isn’t everything, it certainly does play a role in how long a car lasts. If you do a lot of driving and really rack up the miles, parts and systems will wear out faster. If you do an average or low amount of driving, you’ll probably have your car around longer.

The Maintenance You Get (or Don’t Get)

Perhaps the biggest factor in a car’s longevity concerns maintenance. The better you take care of your vehicle, the better it will perform, and the longer it will remain in good condition. This means not only getting the right service – like oil changes, tire rotations, and battery tests – but getting it when it’s due.

Make the Right Used Car Choice at I.G. Burton

You can always find a great selection of used and Certified Pre-Owned models at I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Berlin. Come down to our dealership to see what’s in stock.