You’ve done the math and realized that used cars are a much better fit for your budget than new. Pre-owned vehicles are a great way to save money, and there are plenty of other advantages too. But one question we get a lot at our Dodge, RAM, Chrysler, and Jeep® dealership is about how long used cars can last.

Used Car Lifespans

We wish we could have one definitive answer about the lifespan of a used Dodge car, RAM truck, or Jeep SUV, but we don’t – there are too many factors. The good news is that many pre-owned models still have years and years of high performance left!

Here are a few things to look for in a pre-owned car if you’re worried about how long it will last:

  • Mileage: More miles on a vehicle mean more wear and tear on the parts and the body, so an older, lower mileage car might actually last longer than a more recent model year!


  • Owner History: A car, truck, or SUV that’s had multiple owners already is likely to have had more inconsistent care, so look for models that have had only one or two previous owners.


  • Vehicle History: Number of owners can tell some of the story, but not all. Vehicle history can tell you more about previous issues, replacements, repairs, and more.


  • Current Condition: A pre-owned model that’s in great condition when you buy it has a better chance of lasting longer. Our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are a great way to ensure you’re getting something in good condition!

Pre-Owned Vehicles near Hickory, NC

Our staff are here to help you pick the right model for you, whether it’s a certified pre-owned RAM 1500 or a used Jeep Grand Cherokee. Hickory, NC drivers can call John Greene Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM today to get their used car questions answered.