Every car, regardless of its make and age, needs proper maintenance. Owning a car can be expensive, but finding a vehicle with easy maintenance can help cut down on costs and save you money in the long run. Here, we’re giving you a list of 8 cars that are known for their reliability and easy maintenance.
Factoring out your maintenance budget
Vehicle maintenance includes money spent on planned repairs, tires, fluids, and more. If you’re going to buy a used car, take into account the next three factors that heavily influence maintenance costs:
- Accessibility of spare parts on the market or car auctions: the more popular the car, the easier you’ll find parts
- The engine bay space: the details and mechanisms should be visible or easily accessible to repair
- Perform repairs yourself: if you are able to, you’ll save an incredible amount on labor costs
Easy to maintain sedans
Japanese cars are known for reliability and simple maintenance. The Toyota Corolla is one of the most cost-efficient sedans on the market and is one of the most mass-produced cars in history with more than 44 million units sold. It’s made its way to the hearts of buyers thanks to the simplicity of its construction and highly regarded Toyota’s VVT power mills. If you want a reliable sedan at a bargain, look for a Toyota Corolla on Salvagebid.
The second hassle-free maintenance sedan on our list is the Honda Accord. These Japanese cars have been manufactured in the USA since 1986 and the Accord is one of the automaker’s bestsellers. There are no problems finding spare parts due to the car’s ubiquity. The current generation of the Accord was awarded the title “The best midsize sedan in 2019” by Kelley Blue Book. If you’ve decided to buy a Honda Accord, see what we have available.
SUVs can be easy to maintain as well
With increasing fuel economy, SUVs have started taking over the market in the United States. The first one on our list is the Honda CR-V, a midsize crossover with outstanding durability. Since its introduction, the CR-V has collected numerous awards including “The Best 2019 Utility Vehicle” in the US and “Car of the Year” in the UK. Over a 20 year period, the CR-V had the lowest rate of check engine light related repairs compared to other vehicles from the same manufacturing years. If you’re looking for inspiration in off-road driving, this crossover is the right solution. See the available Honda CR-V selection for sale in our inventory.
Another SUV on our list for adventurers is the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler still remains simple and durable, with easy access to the engine bay and a pretty straightforward drivetrain. Owners can also take the doors and roof entirely, so this Jeep is one of the easiest cars to maintain in the whole segment. The current Jeep Wrangler is available in 2 and 4-door versions, with the exception of the Gladiator, that is listed as a separate model. Although the new Wrangler was just released, we’ve already seen them at our salvage car auction.
Pickups with low maintenance costs
The rivalry between major American automakers results in millions of new pickups bought every year. The first of our two easy to maintain pickups is the Chevrolet Silverado. The previous generations of this truck didn’t have the cutting-edge technology of newer versions, and thus are easier to maintain. The Silverado’s popularity helps, as spare parts are readily available. The newer generations, with deactivating cylinders and more complex transmissions, can be more difficult to maintain than earlier generations. Are you looking for a Chevrolet Silverado for sale? Use our Vehicle Finder and see what we have to offer.
The next is on the list is the Toyota Tacoma. Toyota’s current pickup range includes the Tacoma and Tundra, the latter is bigger and more powerful. The Japanese manufacturer still sticks to tradition and provides the best reliability, such that both the Tacoma and the Tundra often preserve more than 60% of their value on the second-hand market. A wide range of trim variations with different cabin or bed sizes are available, so finding parts isn’t a big deal. If you are looking to buy a practical and multifunctional truck, we have Toyota trucks for sale on Salvagebid.
Easy to maintain sports cars
Despite the existing stereotype, sports cars can be easily maintained, including the Ford Mustang. Equipped with either a 2.3-liter EcoBoost or 5.0-liter Coyote engine, this car is pretty durable and doesn’t have a reputation for serious issues or mechanical failure. As it is one of the most popular sports cars in the world, you can find not only parts but like-minded people and clubs as well. Do you want to be the happy owner of an iconic pony car? Take a look at our used Ford Mustangs for sale.
Last but not least is the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The parts for the brisk roadster are interchangeable with older models. The capable engine and classic rear-wheel-drive layout provide agile handling, and components in the compact engine bay can be reached easily thanks to its simple construction. The MX-5 is often found on car auctions, and if you’re looking for one, start with Miatas on Salvagebid.
Find your car with Salvagebid
Before buying a car, figure out exactly how much you can spend on maintenance to plan your budget accordingly. Start looking for your future car through a salvage car auction like Salvagebid to find the best deals. It’s simple, too: register with us, place your refundable security deposit and start bidding right away. Don’t hesitate to contact us online call +1 (360) 347-1300 (Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time) if you have any questions. Our representatives will be glad to help you.