Are Buicks Expensive to Maintain?

2022 Buick Encore GX

Buicks have always had a reputation for luxury, and they don’t shy away from performance that stretches back over 50 years either. This perception of luxury has brought a lingering perception that Buick must also be an expensive brand to maintain. But are Buicks expensive to fix? And how long do Buicks last? 



One of the world’s oldest automotive brands, Buicks have been popular since the 1960s, and as a result, the brand’s global attention to performance has driven the brand’s success as a dependable, affordable, and easy-to- maintain vehicles for drivers from Beijing, where Buick accounts for 80% of global purchases, to Evergreen. Are Buicks expensive to maintain? Find out for yourself with Lee Motor Company and then schedule a service appointment to make sure your Buick is lasting as long as possible on the road.

How Do Buicks Compare to their Competitors?

Are Buicks expensive to fix? The data doesn’t square with the notion that they’re costly to repair. The Buick brand is at the lower end of’s cost-to-maintain list with an average annual maintenance cost of $8,600, an important selling point among drivers throughout the Brewton region. That compares favorably to several other domestic competitors, including Saturn ($12,400), Mercury ($12,000), Pontiac ($11,800), Chrysler ($10,600), and Dodge ($10,600).

Those are important numbers given that cars are among Americans’ most expensive investments. In fact, Americans spend about 5 percent of their income purchasing a vehicle, and another 5 percent on ongoing maintenance and insurance expenses. But how long do Buicks last?

Buicks and Longevity

How long Buicks last is an important barometer of their value and reliability. In fact, they generally last 200,000 miles, or about 13 years, which placed them third overall (and first among luxury brands) in J.D. Power’s 2020 vehicle dependability survey. Of course, preventive maintenance and driving habits have a lot to do with a car’s longevity. But 13 years and 200,000 miles would seem to indicate that Buicks are reliable and respond well to maintenance, an endorsement and a clear answer to the question, “Are Buicks expensive to fix?” 

Test Drive a Buick at Lee Motor Company

Are Buicks expensive to maintain? If you live in the Atmore area, stop by Lee Motor Company and let us tell you why they aren’t. Our service center is always ready to make it easy to get back on the road in no time! All you have to do is take advantage of our selection of service specials for additional ways to save.


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