With such a lengthy list of common mechanical failures on such a high-end vehicle, it may be in your best interest to sell your car to Cash For Cars BC before something goes (if it hasn’t already). Whatever you think you may need to pay in repairs or maintenance expenses for a car, double it if you own a Porsche Cayenne.
Chance of Needing a Major Repair: 60.9%
Approximate 10 Year Cost to Maintain: $20,555
1. Dodge Ram 2500 – 5500
In the top spot for the most expensive vehicle to maintain in today’s market sits the infamous, yet popular, Dodge Ram 2500 – 5500 models.
The Dodge Ram has become one of the most popular trucks in history and is still holding one of the top spots for most purchased pickup truck in Canada. However, its popularity doesn’t negate a long history of high maintenance costs due to a variety of mechanical issues, and exuberant gas costs.
With commonly reported issues including transmission failure, faulty braking systems, and a variety of electrical problems, we buy more Dodge Rams than any other truck on the market. Fortunately, we always pay the MOST cash for trucks too, even if they are in less than desirable condition.
Chance of Needing a Major Repair: 79.2 %
Approximate 10 Year Cost to Maintain: $25,850
Why Are Some Vehicles More Expensive to Maintain?
Like anything that you own, an added and often unspoken expense comes right along with it. Vehicles in particular are one of those big buys that many of us make, without considering all of what financially goes into it after the initial purchase.
This is where your next vehicle, or possibly the one you’re currently driving, could be more than you expected. Many of our customers sell us their used cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans because the maintenance costs or frequent repair bills are too high.
In this day and age, you need something practical and affordable if you live in the Metro Vancouver area. That’s why many consumers are making the switch to all electric, hybrid, or fuel-economy vehicles.
Keep Your Vehicle Routinely Maintained to Prevent Major Repairs
It may seem obvious, but many of the little things we can do as vehicle owners to protect our investment, we often put off. Things like getting the oil changed when it’s due. Or driving on our winter tires far too late into the year. Or even failing to get our vehicle checked out when our check engine light comes on. You may think they don’t have much impact on the longevity of your car, but you’d be wrong.
By getting your oil changed every 3 months or 5,000 kms, you’re ensuring that your engine is properly lubricated. Thus, keeping it running at its best, and reducing friction and premature wear on essential engine components.
Also, have your vehicle serviced every year. Ideally at the start of the winter or summer seasons. This will help proactively check for any potential mechanical problems and can help get your car properly prepared for the upcoming harsher weather (whether it’s extreme cold or extreme heat).
Doing these simple regular maintenances on your vehicle will not only keep it functioning properly, but it will also help it retain more of its resale value and make it easier to sel
Thinking of Selling Your Car in Metro Vancouver?
Before making a purchase on any of the vehicles listed above, be sure to consider your 10-year cost to maintain the car, truck, van, or SUV.
These are basic maintenance costs for things like brake replacement, spark plug replacement, oil and fuel filter changes, and other routine service needs. However, if you didn’t purchase the full warranty from the dealership, you’ll be looking at a much larger bill for your new ride.
The great news is that we purchase vehicles that are still under financing and still within a lease. So, even if you’re not done paying for it, but want to switch into something more economical, we’ll buy it and offer you the MOST cash for it.
What Determines the Price of My Car?
Every vehicle we buy is unique and has its own unique maintenance and driving history. That’s why we take the time to ask preliminary questions over the phone before booking an in-person appointment.
Our used car buyers will ask you for the make, model, year, kilometres, and general condition of your vehicle. Then, we’ll book an in-person vehicle appraisal, to make you a definitive offer. If you accept our offer, we’ll pay you in cash right on the spot, and leave with your car.
Plus, we handle all the paperwork, we come to you, and NOBODY Pays More!
Sell Your Car to Cash For Cars BC
If you’re still not sure about whether or not to sell your vehicle, give us a call. We are experts in the used car buying industry and have over 30 years of experience buying and selling cars.
We also know where the value lies in the vehicles we purchase, even if they have mechanical problems or a higher cost to maintain than most. There is always a huge demand for used cars with Cash For Cars BC. No wonder more Lower Mainland residents sell their cars to us over any other used car buyer.
Give us a call, send us a text, or contact us through our Request A Quote form on our website to find out what your vehicle is truly worth. You’ll be glad you did!