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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 2 months ago

Is 62537km on a 5 year old car too high?

I have a 5 year old Toyota Corolla that has 62537km on it . How long untill i need major repairs?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    That is about average or even below average mileage. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    THE ANSWER DEPENDS on how roughly it has been driven and how good the maintenance has been. If it has been driven by anyone under age 30, it's probably too many kilometers

  • 2 months ago

    It could fall apart tomorrow, however the best bet is that your car will last as long as you maintain it.    Corollas have a habit of doing that.

  • 2 months ago

    At that low an age and mileage then as long as the car is correctly maintained then the first significant repairs should be way past another 5 yrs and 63k km. 

    Your car has averaged just 12500km per year. That’s a below average mileage of only just under 7800 miles per year.

    If it’s a manual model then you might expect the clutch to need replacing at around 120-150k miles (209-241k km). Clutch changes can be horribly expensive these days because so many cars now use dual-mass flywheels and they’re not cheap and often need replacing when the clutch fails.  At around that mileage you may also expect the starter motor to need replacement (not really a major repair though). The alternator usually lasts a bit longer than the starter. The original Toyota battery tends to last about 8 years, and top quality aftermarket replacements tend to last at least 6 years. If it has a timing belt then it may need changing at about 7 years, regardless of mileage, but most Toyota and Lexus models use timing chains which typically last the entire life of the car. 

    At around 150k miles (209k) you might find that shock absorbers (dampers) may need changing bit they can last a lot longer. You might also be advised around that time that the suspension bushings are starting to need replacement. Original equipment TPMS sensors tend to last at least 10 years unless one or more has at any time caused the TPMS warning light to come on. Toyota replacements last another 10 years but are expensive. Cheaper ones cost half as much but typically last half as long.

    Your current tyres, even if not badly worn, harden as they age and start losing grip particularly in cold or wet conditions. So if they’re not worn out by then it’s sensible to replace the tyres at around 7 to 10 years. 

    In short, unless you are unlucky then your car should give a lot more time and distance before it gives you any nasty surprises. But only if you follow the Toyota maintenance schedule in terms of both time intervals and distance limits.

  • 2 months ago

    Will easily go 322,000 km without any major repairs if serviced regularly. May even go 400,000 or more. I have seen them with over 500,000 km on the odometer. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    That is a low mileage. If you change the oil and filter every 10000 miles using fully synthetic oil no repairs will be necessary for many years.

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