Feel Like You Are the Only One Holding On to Your Reliable Ride?  Don’t You’re in Good Company!

Published on April 29, 2021
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Check out some of the latest trends in automobile ownership that the professionals at Cassels Garage, the premier auto repair service center in Melbourne, FL, can attest to.

  1. Research shows in 2021; there will be an estimated 76 million vehicles aged 16 years or older in the United States.
  2. The number of vehicles 5 years old is predicted to increase by almost 25%.
  3. It’s estimated that by 2021, 18% of American households will use an auto repair service at least once a year.
  4. Automobiles that are age 12 years or older are anticipated to increase by 15%.
  5. In the past decade, the average length of time new and used automobiles are owned increased 60%.

According to the Trends Transforming the Auto Repair Auto Industry Outlook 2021 report, “People in traditional and emerging markets are driving hundreds of millions of new and used automobiles that will need to be upgraded, repaired, serviced, and maintained. More importantly, independent auto repair shops perform 75% of the aftermarket automobile repair services for the auto repair industry.  Many factors contribute to this situation, including the fact more people around the world will drive aging vehicles this year. Older cars and trucks usually require some replacement components and repairs. Additionally, the development of new, innovative automotive technologies continues to create ongoing demands for upgrades for older vehicles.”

At Cassels Garage, we are out in front of the needs of consumers, studying trends, identifying the most hassle-free, least time intensive, and most affordable parts and services to keep your vehicle on the road.  We are proactively investing in the latest and most-effective tools, equipment, technology, and technician training to be your local partner in preserving your vehicle’s life span.

According to a new study by automotive research firm and car search engine iSeeCars.com, over 11.8 million cars were sold in 2020.  The report determines which models best demonstrate longevity and reliability with the highest percentage of cars reaching 200,000 miles.

Longest-Lasting Vehicles to Reach 200,000 Miles – iSeeCars Study
Rank Vehicle % of Cars Over 200k Miles
1 Toyota Land Cruiser 16.3%
2 Toyota Sequoia 11.2%
3 Chevrolet Suburban 5.1%
4 Ford Expedition 4.9%
5 Toyota 4Runner 4.1%
6 Toyota Avalon 3.9%
7 Chevrolet Tahoe 3.9%
8 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.8%
9 Toyota Tundra 3.7%
10 GMC Yukon XL 3.6%
11 Honda Ridgeline 3.4%
12 GMC Yukon 3.3%
13 Honda Odyssey 2.9%
14 Toyota Tacoma 2.8%
15 Lincoln Navigator 2.6%
16 Toyota Prius 2.6%
Average for All Vehicles 1.0%

So, if you are one of the millions of Americans enjoying your trusty classic, racking up hundreds of thousands of miles, stop by and see us at Cassels Garage in Melbourne, FL for your parts and service needs.   Our focus is on our commitment to providing exceptional auto repair and tire service at reasonable rates to our valued customers. We take pride in hiring only trustworthy, knowledgeable professionals that mirror our company’s philosophy.  Whether it’s a one-time service or life-time service you can trust our Better Business Bureau A+ rating, 5-star customer reviews, and expert ACE Certified technicians to take quality care of your vehicle reliably and efficiently.

The following sources were used in compiling facts and figures for this article: Trends Transforming The Auto Repair Industry Outlook In 2021 | Linchpin SEO, These Five Car Brands Build the Longest-Lasting Cars (businessinsider.com), and iSeeCars.com.


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