4 Low-Maintenance Used Cars That Won’t Disappoint

When you’re buying a used car, you’re focused on the price tag.


But you have to think bigger because the lifetime expense of a car is so much more than that.


You should also consider gas, repairs, and general maintenance.


These costs will vary depending on what kind of vehicle you purchase.


Let’s take a look at the factors that make a car simpler to maintain, as well as which makes and models are known for being the least expensive to care for.

What makes a vehicle easier to maintain?

Here’s what auto technicians say makes a car easier to work on, therefore less expensive.

  • Clear access under the hood. Parts that are difficult to get to will cost you more in labor charges. Unobstructed access is critical.

  • Uncomplicated technology. A vehicle with simple technology can be repaired easier than one with a more complicated system. An older model year will likely have simpler technology.

  • Accessibility of replacement parts. Standardized parts make it easier for your mechanic to get ahold of the parts he needs more easily – and more quickly.

Vehicles with the lowest maintenance costs

The following vehicles rank among the easiest and cheapest to maintain.

Chevrolet Silverado, 2003 - 2007

These years of the Chevy Silverado have ample room around the engine, which means they’re easy to work on and labor is less expensive.


The straight-forward technology also helps keep repair costs lower.

Honda CR-V, 1996 - 2016

Honda’s reputation for durability is certainly reinforced by the CR-V.


It has the lowest frequency of “check engine light” repairs of vehicles in the same years/class. 

Honda Civic, 2001 - 2016

With replacement parts that are easy to come by and the vehicle’s under-the-hood design, the Civic handily earns a place on our list.

Honda Accord, 2003 - 2014

In 2003, Honda did away with timing belts – a costly repair that’s no longer a factor.


Plus, with the Honda name, you know you’re getting a quality vehicle that stands the test of time.

Get the right advice

Whether you’re looking for a used vehicle or a brand new one, the knowledgeable sales staff at all of our Serra Auto Park locations can help you find the vehicle that fits your needs and your budget.


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Categories: Pre-Owned Inventory