How Many Kilometres Does a Car Last?


When we think about how many kilometres you can get out of a vehicle, we generally assume that every car has its own maximum limit. While this is true in some cases, based off engine construction, engineering, etc, some vehicles will definitely go the distance more so than others.

Additionally, getting the most kilometres out of your vehicle has largely to do with routine vehicle maintenance, the type of driving that you do, what the vehicle is used for, and where you drive.

Climate and weather also play a partial role in how your vehicle operates regularly, and if you live in the Lower Mainland, you probably already know that this is one of the things that is most unpredictable.

Can the Type of Driving You Do Affect How Long Your Car Lasts?

Yes, absolutely it can. Some vehicles are made to be driven in the city, like short-range hybrids, and others are better suited to longer drives like luxury sedans.

A vehicle that is driven daily throughout Downtown Vancouver will be subject to considerably more wear and tear than a vehicle that is driven from say Aldergrove to Coquitlam. Although the distance is greater, the type of driving is easier on a vehicle.

When you drive in the city, your vehicle endures much more wear due to the constant starting and stopping through all the streetlights.

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If you drive primarily on the freeway, your vehicle spends more time in motion, and less time starting up and slowing down.

What Car Brands Last the Longest?

Before making any new vehicle purchase, most of us take a few moments to quickly Google which vehicles have the best safety rating, or fuel-economy, or even which ones are the cheapest.

However, what we should really be researching before buying anything is which vehicles last the longest. When you’re investing a pretty penny in something as crucial to daily life as a vehicle, it’s a wise decision to do your homework.

Fortunately, More Cash For Scrap has already done the homework for you. We’ve compiled a list of the vehicles that historically have the best longevity in today’s world.

The Longest Running Vehicle Brands Are:

  1. Honda
  2. Toyota
  3. Ford
  4. GMC
  5. Chevrolet

While there are few reports of the duration that many newly released vehicles can last (obviously, they haven’t been around as long as these particular brands), these vehicles have definitely stood the test of time. Buying any of the above name brands will virtually guarantee a longer “run” for your money, so-to-speak.

What Are the Longest Running Vehicles?

You’ve got the longest running vehicle brands, but each of those carmakers has a full line-up of vehicles in multiple categories. From SUVs to trucks to sedans to hybrids; how do you know which vehicle will give you the highest number of kilometres during its life? Once again, we’ve done the work for you.

8.Ford F-Series Trucks

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Ford have always had a bit of a bad rap for breaking down regularly, being expensive or complicated to fix, or simply being a headache. Hence the endearing acronyms for Ford created by consumers, such as F.ound O.n R.oad D.ead, or F.ix Or. Repair. D.aily.

Yes, Ford has always been a brand that many people love to hate, but the reality is, despite all of the grief they may cause their owners, Ford trucks are one of the longest running vehicles on the market today.

If you look around in more rural communities like Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Mission, you’ll see many old farm trucks are in fact, Ford trucks. They are from the late 80’s and early 90’s, but still going strong.

That’s because if you do put in the time and effort to maintain them properly, they will keep going and going, just like the energizer bunny. No matter how much rust builds up or dents accumulate, the Ford F-Series trucks are the longest lasting trucks that money can buy.

7.Toyota Land Cruiser & Highlander

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Both amazing SUVs through all of the generations, the Land Cruiser and the Highlander are also some of the toughest and longest lasting sport utility vehicles that Toyota makes.

Not only are they durable 4×4’s that can tackle virtually any terrain, but they also require very little maintenance, and have some of the best longevity in the 4×4 market to date. In fact, many dealerships accept older Toyota SUVs on trade-in and report kilometres to be between 350,000 to 400,000 kms.

While many people do still try to trade in their Toyota Highlanders and Land Cruisers, even when they’ve reached the end of their life cycle, the smart decision is to scrap it with More Cash For Scrap.

We offer MORE cash for scrap cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans than any other scrap car removal company in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. No dealerships can even come close to offering what we will for vehicles with really high kilometres or excessive wear and tear.

6. Toyota Tundra & Tacoma

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Another pair of Toyota vehicles make the list with the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma. Between the Tacoma and Tundra, Toyota has been in the top 3 spots year after year with Canada’s best trucks. When you have a namesake for making long lasting cars, it’s only natural that consumers would expect the same thing from Toyota trucks.

Besides being built to last, the Tundra and Tacoma bring with them a history of great fuel-economy in their class, a comfortable ride, and stylish, yet simple, interior design. For anyone living in the Lower Mainland, the Tundra or Tacoma both make everyday workloads throughout the city, as well as weekend getaways up the mountain more than possible.

We rarely see many Toyota trucks come through our doors. However, when we do, we always offer MORE cash for them than any other scrap car buyers throughout the Lower Mainland.

This is because we know and appreciate the true value that these trucks bring to the table, even when they are damaged, worn-out, have high kilometres, or are starting to suffer from major mechanical issues.

5.Toyota Sequoia

If you haven’t already noticed the pattern, Toyota is hands-down the most durable and longest lasting vehicle in general in Canada. No matter what brand of Toyota vehicle you buy, it’s a sure bet that it’s going to give you the most bang for your buck.

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Although they are always a great investment vehicle, the older models are starting to show their age, which makes them difficult to sell for a decent price.

Also, the ones that have really high kilometres are not likely to be sold as it is evident that they are nearing the end of their life cycle.

While we don’t see too many Toyota vehicles come through our doors, the ones we do are usually damaged severely from a collision, are complete write-offs, or have REALLY high kilometres. Fortunately, we pay MORE cash for car with high kilometres and collision damage in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

4. GMC Sierra

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The GMC Sierra is a truck that has definitely stood the test of time. Aside from Ford trucks, these are one of the trucks you’ll see on the road the most even though it may be from 1980- something.

As far as GMC vehicles are concerned, they are not without their fair share of problems. Many of them historically have had transmission issues, engine overheating issues, and various electrical problems. However, that doesn’t mean that if repaired and properly maintained that they won’t run longer than most vehicles on the road today.

We love buying GMC vehicles, especially the Sierra. Many owners are looking for parts, and we know how to find those people. This is why we can always offer MORE cash for scrap cars and trucks than selling your car on your own to local scrapyards, salvage yards, or auto wreckers.

3. Chevrolet Silverado

Every model of the Chevy Silverado made the list for the longest lasting vehicles on the market. It’s a great truck that’s built to last and has an unsurpassed resilience on the truck market today.

Much like its sister truck the GMC Sierra, the Silverado has had its own share of issues. However, all of what consumers have reported that wasn’t covered under warranty or recalls was electrical related, and relatively minor.

Most Common Issues with Chevy Silverado Trucks Are:

  • Failing door speakers
  • Faulty fuel tank sensor
  • Random loss of power
  • Stalling due to loss of power
  • Headlights burning out prematurely
  • Taillights frequently burning out
  • Voltage issues
  • Battery problems

If you have an older Silverado that has fallen victim to any of the endless electrical problems that are noted above, give our team of scrap car removal specialists a call. We are happy to buy scrap cars and trucks that have minor to major electrical problems, among other things. We always pay MORE!

2.Acura MDX

Acura, the luxury line of Honda, makes its way onto the list of longest running vehicles. It’s only natural that a vehicle produced by Honda would have a great lifespan, as well as impeccable durability, few maintenance requirements, and able to withstand the fierce driving conditions that many of us face here in Metro Vancouver.

The MDX is a luxury SUV that offers comfort, style, and of course, longevity. For anyone looking to buy an SUV that is suited well for city driving in places like Downtown Vancouver, Metrotown in Burnaby, or Surrey Central, the MDX is the one for you.

Its compact size makes it perfect for parallel parking, while still being roomy enough to seat 5 comfortably, and have plenty of cargo room left over.


We rarely see these vehicles come through our doors, but when we do, it is usually the result of an accident, fire, or flood. Fortunately, for anyone who has a vehicle that has been damaged or written-off because of an act of fate, natural disaster, or anything in between, More Cash For Scrap has you covered! We always pay MORE cash for scrap cars in the Lower Mainland.

1. Honda

While many of the car brands on this list include a specified model type, Honda does not. This is because Honda is, without a doubt, the longest running vehicle in history. Any of their cars, SUVs, minivans, or trucks will run longer than any other vehicle on the market to date.

In fact, many Honda owners have tried to push their vehicle to over 1,000,000 kms, but failed due to the simple fact that the odometer only clocks up to 999,999 kms. Not only do these vehicles push the limits when it comes to how many kilometres they will drive, they also have incredible durability, and maintain their resale value in a way no other vehicle will.

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If you notice an old Honda Civic, CRX, or Accord on your next morning commute, think about how it probably has between 300,000 and 500,000 kms on it, and is still going strong. It’s few and far between that we see these vehicles being scrapped, as many of their parts are still reusable, even when the vehicle is toasted.

This is why your best choice is to scrap your old Honda vehicle with More Cash For Scrap. We always pay MORE!

How Can I Scrap My Car in the Lower Mainland?


Selling a car is a pain in the you-know-what, but selling a scrap car can be even harder when you aren’t willing to settle for mere pennies for it.

With More Cash For Scrap, you don’t have to. We offer MORE cash for scrap cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans than any other scrap car removal company in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

Plus, we provide same day scrap car pick-up, free junk vehicle towing, and the best and most reliable junk car removal service in the Lower Mainland.

Get MORE Cash for Scrap Cars in Metro Vancouver

If you’d like to find out what your scrap vehicle is worth, give our team of scrap car removal specialists a call today.

Provide us with the make, model, year, and condition of your vehicle. Then, we’ll make you an instant cash offer right over the phone. Our offers are based on current metal weight data, but we are also happy to consider anything else of value that you have done to your vehicle to enhance it.

Custom paint jobs, suspensions, or any other modifications could be worth MORE money, even if the rest of your vehicle is simply junk. This is how we are always able to offer MORE cash for scrap cars than the other guys!

Contact Our Scrap Car Removal Team Today

There are so many reasons to recycle your scrap car for MORE cash in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, but only one scrap car removal company who makes the process quick, easy, and offers the most cash for your junk car… More Cash For Scrap!

We offer our scrap car removal services 7 days a week, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and even work on most statutory holidays. If you want to scrap your car for MORE cash today, choose More Cash For Scrap. We always pay MORE!

Call or text us @ (778) 840-6673.

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