INFOGRAPHIC: Maximizing Your Car’s Life Expectancy

Around the Earth 116 times or 3 million miles. That’s how far the longest-lasting car has been driven. Proud owner Irv Gordon and his 1966 Volvo earned a Guinness World Record for this impressive feat. Does your vehicle have what it takes to do the same? It’s possible.

With the average age at an all-time high of 11.4 years, cars are on the road longer than ever before. This infographic shows how long cars may last and how you can increase your vehicle’s life expectancy – like Gordon did:

INFOGRAPHIC: Maximizing Your Car’s Life Expectancy


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  • karenrice

    Both my husband’s and my Honda each have well over 100,000 miles on them – the hubby’s is closer to 300,000. My daughter’s 1998 Civic hasn’t even hit 100,000 yet..not even close…we expect that car to last forever. If a car doesn’t last at least 200,000 miles, it’s not worth it to me…

    • LRW63

      Not surprising. If you’re going to buy a car with the intention of driving it until it disintegrates then a Honda or a Toyota is the way to go. If you’re planning to lease a car for three years, well, anything you pick is fine and should last that long. American cars are getting good though. I just traded in my 2011 Ford Escape with 157,440 miles on the odometer (a lot of miles for a 2011). Overall a stellar vehicle but it started acting squirrely due to a vacuum line problem. Still, it went 100,000 before needing new tires, and 114,000 before needing brakes. Only regular oil changes with synth blend oil.