I do not understand how this is possible - tires? battery? brakes? I get the oil changes.'02 Taurus
About $400 but it could use some other stuff, and I've DIY'd everything.
8/10ths of a cent per mile.
Granted it could use another $400 in sprucing up, which would DOUBLE my cost to 1.6 cents/mile!
I'm sorry.I do not understand how this is possible - tires? battery? brakes? I get the oil changes.
All-in costs for maint/repairs. Maint = all that stuff...brakes/tires/batteries etc. I left out insurance/gas/etc. b/c those to me are variable costs that I'm not comparing in this thread. If I took out all that my costs would be really low too!I'm sorry.
I did this the way I see it and the way I figured you did it. I do not include maintenance items that would be purchased for any vehicle regardless of how reliable it is. Like tires, brakes, batteries, oil. That helps me compare the car to others in terms of reliability and only repairs that ideally should not have been needed.
1 set of tires $300
1 battery $85
Front brake pads $17
8 oil changes ~$280
To your point let's say I was looking at a car with low profile tires that were more expensive (which I wouldn't) then I would need to include that in a comparison too. I'd also need to include ad valorum taxes, insurance and gas...
Yes! I'm on my second set as it had pretty new tires on it. Tires, I changed the brakes front and back. Fluids, filters, bulbs, etc.That is unreal to me. Tires?
That is crazy to me! I'd say snow tires should be counted here....If I go the route of strict maintenance, (ie: no car washes, no snow tires and wheels, no accessories), then my recent numbers come to:
16 F150, 93,000 miles: $0.018 per mile (Oil Changes, Battery Replacement, 1/2 a set of tires (still running original tires on front), replacement fog lamp assemblies, one set of wipers, and air and cabin filters. I'll be doing the front tires after this summer, and the brakes still have about a 1/3 of the pads left)
21 Explorer, 18,000 miles (as of today): $0.000 per mile
All oil changes on the Explorer have been on Ford's dime, and there has been zero other service required.
That is crazy to me! I'd say snow tires should be counted here....
I do wipers etc. every year and I am floored anyone can run tires for 93K...how?
Makes sense on the tires - I've never had tires in my life that lasted more than 50K miles and I hate to push passenger tires...at 5 years they are getting dry rot/cracks anyway.OK, Snow tires in (and wheels, and TPMS sensors...):
16 F150 93,000 miles: $0.032 per mile
21 Explorer, 18,000 miles: $0.084 per mile (the only expense here is snow tires/wheels/TPMS sensors)
I use OEM wipers, and replace as needed. The truck has needed one replacement to date.
The story on the truck tires is this. I picked up a nail in one of the tires that was non-repairable at around 62,000 miles on the odometer / 53,000 miles on the tires. I replaced just the rear pair at that time (non-auto 4x4, so no issues with this). I also run snow tires, and the current set has about 20k on them. This winter season will likely be the last I use this set, and may burn them down next summer. So, the front tires have about 73k mile on them. I have a replacement pair ready to go on when I decide they are done - running at about 5/32 of tread depth today.
They are LT truck tires (Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar (rolls right off the tongue)) in Load Range C. As opposed to the P series version of the tire in the same size, they have deeper tread, different tread compound to prevent chunking, and carry the snowflake symbol (but I still use actual snow tires). They were an optional upgrade from the factory, and have been really good in my usage. Couple a good tire with a lot of highway use, and you get a lot of mileage.
10 years holy cow! I just drive a lot I guess, 3 years is about it on most of my vehicles. I usually retire them at 4/32"...no need to push them.I don't push tires past 10 years on the date code on vehicles so long as they physically look acceptable. It can get hot here, but this is not Arizona by any stretch of the imagination.
Trailer tires go on for 6 years for me - then serve 3 as a spare before getting disposed of. Never an issue with that cycle here...