The average price of a new car according to USA Today is around $33,560 with that price increasing ever so slightly as the months go by. Manufacturers have flooded the market with constant refreshes, mid-cycle reboots, new technology and more fuel-efficient engines. To cover the costs of all this R&D and marketing, they’ve passed this cost off to you, the consumer.
For 80 percent of consumers out there, a car is a car. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Bentley or a Honda. If it has four wheels and gets you to places, it doesn’t really matter what it is. And as a tool for productivity, we want our cars to last as long as possible without it costing us an arm and a leg.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 tips & tricks you won’t find anywhere else that’ll get you to at least 200,000 miles and beyond and most importantly, on a budget. Theoretically, you can get any car to 200,000 miles if you send it to the dealership for the slightest repair and throw enough money at it. This list is not about that. It’s about the average Joe and Jane who don’t mind rolling up their sleeves every once in a while.
Let’s get started.