We all know that cars don’t last forever. We can do our best to maintain them and extend their lifetime longer, but inevitably things become worn out and unusable. Luxury vehicles typically last longer than the average vehicle, and this may be due to several reasons. First, the engineering of luxury vehicles is held to a higher standard than the average car. Second, luxury car owners tend to be able to take better care of their cars because they are more of an investment. However, it is important to note that in recent decades, the auto industry has been able to implement the advancements made in technology to aid with the design and engineering of automobiles. The average life expectancy of most vehicles is around 200,000 miles, which go from anywhere between 10-15 years. There are many factors that contribute to how long a car lives for, and they mostly have to do with how the owner treats the car. Here are some factors that affect how long your high-performance will last for:
Some people only drive their luxury car on the weekends, in which case it may often sit unattended for lengthy periods of time. On the other hand, you may drive your car every day to and from work, running errands, picking up the kids, etc. In other words, the more often you drive your car the more it will weigh heavily on the lifespan of your vehicle. Furthermore, your individual driving habits will also affect how long your car will last. For instance, people who drive faster also usually need to brake more quickly—this can not only lead to the need for more frequent brake repair and replacement, but it will also put more stress on your car on a regular basis than it is tested to withstand under normal driving conditions.
Driving in stop-and-go traffic everyday also takes a toll on your engine, or frequently driving in especially dusty areas like dirt roads. These conditions usually lead to more regular oil changes, air filter changes, and are also associated with more repair work. Unfortunately not every car owner keeps up with such maintenance and repair work, particularly if their routine schedule of maintenance does not match their driving habits or regular driving conditions. Paying attention to alternative routes you can take that are less traffic-filled or using paved roads as often as possible will take less of a toll on your car. There are other are good ways to improve the condition of your car and extend its life.
Ongoing maintenance and care
The maintenance and care that you put into your car will have a direct effect on how long it lasts. If you get more use out of your car than the average driver, you may have to put more effort into maintaining it than other individuals with the same car. Ongoing maintenance is critical to extend the life of your luxury vehicle, and following your car’s designated maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer may not be sufficient, depending on your driving habits. It is important to consult with trusted professionals in the auto care industry who can help you get a better idea of the level of care your car needs.
Different for every vehicle
All cars needs services like tire rotations and regular oil changes; however, some vehicles tend to run into more specific issues that need attention. For instance, BMWs will not necessarily run into the same issues that a Mercedes does. It is important to collaborate with professionals who can help service your vehicle at an interval that will work best for your particular car and individual needs.
How we can help
At Mike’s Foreign Car Inc., located in Anaheim, CA, we make it our business to help our clients extend the life of their luxury vehicle. Providing specialized care for German and Japanese-engineered vehicles all over the Orange County areas, we are familiar with a wide range of luxury vehicles and know how to address the common issues they run into. Furthermore, we tailor our services for every individual case that walks through our door, because we know that automotive service is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Contact us directly for more information on how to best care for your vehicle and make sure it lives a long, healthy life.