The variables that affect engine longevity are complex and even convoluted, but there seems to be one question that every driver wants to know about car engines, and that question is, “How long do car engines last, really?” Here at ATL Total Car Care, let’s take a look at answering that question.
Most engines today can easily make it to over 100,000 miles, even with poorer car care and maintenance. After that point, the things that make the biggest difference in how long engines can last are mostly on the responsibility of the owner. There are cars out there with engines well over 300,000 miles, but that doesn’t mean that it is the type of car or engine out there that made that number — it is usually the careful care and maintenance of the owner and a skilled mechanic that helps to reach those numbers. So, while the magic number of engine mileage has a wide gap, there are a few things that you can do to get the most out of your engine.
The best thing that you can do for engines is to keep them properly lubed and cared for with oil changes. Even though your oil changes don’t need to be on-the-dot at 3000 miles or even 5000 miles, making sure that your oil is clean and that there is enough of it is crucial for engines and their lifespan. Additionally, you’ll want to consider your repair scheduling. Do you put off repairs? Maintenance checks? Doing these things can shorten your engine lifespan significantly.
To learn more about engines and to get yours on the path to a long life, contact us here at ATL Total Car Care today.