Hey Scotty, Since you say most modern cars will blow head gaskets and break other parts relatively sooner than older well built cars, will changing the fluids like oil, coolant, and other fluids…

GeorgeTheNewMechanic

Hey Scotty, Since you say most modern cars will blow head gaskets and break other parts relatively sooner than older well built cars, will changing the fluids like oil, coolant, and other fluids regularly make modern cars last as long as your own Toyota Celica, or does it depend on the material it was built with and how it was built?

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mjuiius
mjuiius

We had a 2012 vw routan aka Dodge Grand Caravan, and let me tell you straight: this car is crap. We took care of this van, religiously changed fluids and oil using fully synthetic mobil1 oil and still didnt held pass 70k miles. The main problem is the quality parts and cheaply made product. We just had problems with that 3.6 penta$#it engine: from cracking heads at 35k miles and multiple trips to the dealer because of rockerarm issues. The latest was the TIPM, and after replacing the TIPM still it threw more electronic problems than ever, not to mention transmission leak. There are some cars that will last especially if you takecare of it, while most cars will break even though you takecare of it.

Techsus
Techsus

SINGLE best thing you can do to prolong the life of the junk they're making nowadays is: "CHANGE all YOUR OWN FLUIDS DIY, yourself; i.e., don't let anyone else change your fluids, incl. motor oil. Don't be a Typical Lazy American." Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CTvsM9LTbw