10 Easy Cars to Maintain and Repair

2020 Mazda Miata
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Save Money and Hassle With an Easy to Maintain Car

One of the biggest challenges of car ownership is dealing with the cost and hassle of maintenance and repairs. Pick the right vehicle, though, and you can minimize the amount of time and money you have to put into car ownership. 

Today’s cars last longer than vehicles of old, have longer service intervals between needed maintenance, and are generally more reliable. They’re also much more complex, with costly components that are more easily replaced than repaired. The typical service interval requires much more than changing the oil, with checklists dozens of items long that need to be inspected. 

“The routine maintenance, you can pretty much still do on most cars,” says Michael Calkins, Manager of Technical Services for AAA. “Beyond that, it has become increasingly more difficult.”

Of course, some cars are just easier to maintain than others. We’ll look at some of those models on the following pages.

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