A used truck from I.G Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Smyrna can serve you well for years, or even over a decade in some cases. Here are some factors that can determine how long your used truck lasts.

Gas vs Diesel

How long a used truck lasts depends on whether it has a gas or diesel engine. Many gas-powered trucks can last around 200,000 miles, while diesel-powered trucks that are well-maintained can extend this lifespan well past 400,000 miles.

The Maintenance History

How a truck was cared for before you bought it can have a significant effect on how long of a life it’s going to have. If the previous owner stuck to the routine maintenance schedule and replaced parts when it was recommended, then your used truck is probably in good shape. If they put off service or repairs, this truck may develop serious issues earlier on.

Fortunately, it is easier than ever to learn about the maintenance history of a used truck. Many of our used trucks come with a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report, which offers service, accident, and ownership history.

How You Care for the Truck

Now that you own the truck, it’s your turn to take good care of it. If a used truck was well cared for by its previous owners and you continue the trend, it’s likely to live a longer life. If you need help sticking to your routine maintenance schedule, the experienced mechanics at our RAM service center are ready to assist you.

Used Trucks in Smyrna, DE

When you’re ready to find a reliable used truck, visit I.G Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Smyrna. We can help you find a pre-owned truck that has a long life ahead of it, and we’ll help you take good care of it.