Most Expensive Cars Brands to Maintain

When you are in the market for a new car and are trying to decide on a make and model, the major specifications considered are typically the brand, size, color, mileage, and other specs. One thing that is often overlooked is the cost of repairs. The repairs for cars like Toyota are famously affordable, totaling up to about $5,500 over ten years. On the other hand, European cars tend to be a lot more expensive. But what are the most expensive cars to maintain and what makes them so? 

Most Expensive Car Brands To Maintain

Out of all car brands, the most expensive ones to maintain are luxury cars that originate from Germany; primarily, BMW, Audi, and Mercedez-Benz. Being luxury cars, their engines, inner mechanisms, and individual parts are more complex and thus the labor to repair it will reflect that. On the other end of the spectrum, the least expensive car brands, in terms of maintenance and repairs, are Lexus, Toyota, and Scion.

The Most Expensive Car To Maintain

Above all, the most expensive car repairs come from BMWs, specifically on the 328i model. Over ten years, the total cost of repairs for this car brand averages out to $17,800. That’s $4,900 more than the runner up, a Mercedes-Benz, and $12,300 more than the lowest car brand on the list, the Toyota. The reason that BMWs cost more is that, since it’s an expensive car to purchase, the parts to repair it also cost more. Additionally, these specialty parts are generally more complicated to repair and thus require more practiced hands that not ever autobody shop can supply.

It’s important to remember that your car maintenance costs are only going to increase with time. The older your car gets, the more prone it will be to damage and the parts that you’ve had since the initial purchase will start to wear down. Among the most common parts that will need to be replaced as the car ages are the battery, exterior lights, brake rotors, spark plugs, and the fuel filter. 

Least Expensive Car Brands To Maintain

Although there are certainly many cars that are, on average, much more expensive to maintain than others, there are ways that car owners can cut down the cost of maintenance. Factors such as where the car is driven, how many miles are put on the vehicle, how well it is taken care of, how on-top of services and repairs the owner is, and how it is driven will all affect both the maintenance costs and how well it ages with time.

At GT Automotive, we guarantee competitive prices for quality repairs, whether you’re the owner of a BMW or a Toyota. Our ASE-certified technicians are experts in their field so you know you’ll be getting the best possible service for your dollar. To schedule an appointment, call (801) 302-0912 today!

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