If you’re shopping for a car, you might think that you need a brand new vehicle. That should be the best investment, right? A new car will last the longest? A new car can be a great investment, but a used Dodge vehicle can last a long time as well!

At I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Smyrna, we offer plenty of used cars that have long lives ahead of them. Here’s what you need to know about used cars and how they can last for a long time.

Newer Vehicles Are Built to Last

Modern vehicles are built to last for a long time. If you see a vehicle with 100,000 miles or more on it, it still has plenty of driving left to do.

With proper maintenance, which we’ll get to later, your used car has plenty of driving left to do even if it’s been around for a while. Don’t write off a car just because it’s a few years old and has some wear on the tires.

Modern Safety Features Can Make a Difference

Another thing that can help a used car last longer is the modern safety features that it comes equipped with. Safety features have become more and more advanced in recent years, and more vehicles are offering them as standard fare.

This means that your used car is more likely to offer features like forward collision avoidance assist, blind spot monitoring, and other tech that can help you avoid accidents that would cut the life of your used car short.

Proper Maintenance is Important

A used car can also live a long and healthy life if you take proper care of it. Sticking to a routine maintenance schedule and getting service like oil changes when needed can make a huge difference.

So if you’re looking for a used car that you’ll be able to rely on for a long time, visit our RAM dealership in Smyrna, DE. We’ll make it easy to find the perfect vehicle!