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Start your engines: Keep less-driven vehicles in top shape
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Start your engines: Keep less-driven vehicles in top shape

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic maintaining a hold on most aspects of our lives, car-obsessed Americans aren’t driving as much as they used to. In fact, according to, prior to the pandemic, Americans spent nearly six hours per week commuting by car, just short of an hour a day. Now drivers are on the road an average of just six minutes each day, or 42 minutes per week.

Here's a list of tips to help keep vehicles in top shape even if they’re being driven less.


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False. The truth is there is no magic number. Mileage does play a role in a vehicle’s value, but not as much as you might think. As a general rule, the value of your vehicle will drop slightly with every 10,000 miles you add. But according to Edmunds data, there is no major drop-off at any certain milestone. Even the infamous 100,000-mile mark is not a value-killer as long as the vehicle is in good shape.

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