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Every car and truck is going to cost some money to maintain; there’s simply no getting around that unfortunate fact. However, you should know that some cars and trucks have a reputation for having far more affordable maintenance costs than others. One of these is the Chevy truck. Just about any type of Chevy truck can be maintained for a much lower cost than the average motor vehicle. One of the best trucks to consider if you’re looking to save a bundle on maintenance costs is the Chevrolet Silverado.
The popular auto research website Edmunds recently compiled a list of the repair and maintenance costs for the top 10 best selling vehicles in the United States. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was ranked number 6 on that list. Scheduled maintenance to 75,000 miles was approximately $1,369, while scheduled maintenance to 100,000 miles was approximately $2,336. Just to give you an idea of how often you can expect to pay these amounts, you should understand that the average person will go through 75,000 miles in a period of 6 years and through 100,0000 miles in a period of 8 years. When you look at it that way, you’re actually spending a very small amount on maintenance fees. Other Chevy trucks are comparable or lower in their fees. The only cars and trucks on the list that had cheaper fees than the Chevrolet Silverado were the Nissan Altima, The Honda CR-V, The Impala (another Chevrolet product), and the Ford Fusion.
If you’re looking to save even more money on the maintenance costs for your Chevrolet truck, be sure that you are responsible in your choice of mechanic. Find a mechanic who has a solid reputation in the community in which you live and who has experience working with Chevrolets. Be sure that you compare that professional’s prices with the prices of other mechanics in the area. Remember, however, that it is not wise to go to a less reputable mechanic simply because he or she offers a lower cost; the service of that individual may not be as good. The best way to “check up” on your mechanic is to ask for recommendations or references from the mechanic directly or to read reviews of the individual or of his or her shop online.
Also remember that staying on top of your repairs, tune ups, auto insurance premiums, and other minor maintenance needs will save you a bundle in the long run. The longer you let a small problem persist, the larger it grows, usually resulting in a huge problem and a huge mechanic’s bill for you.