Are Buicks Expensive to Maintain?

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Buick has a long history of producing reliable, long-lasting vehicles to fit almost every budget and lifestyle. At Macke Motors, Inc., we’re proud to offer a full inventory of new and pre-owned Buick vehicles for drivers in Carroll and Fort Dodge. Some of the most common questions we get from prospective drivers shopping for a new ride are: are Buicks expensive to maintain? How long do Buicks last? Our service team has put together a quick guide outlining the average Buick maintenance and repair costs, as well as reliability ratings based on a few important factors – check it out!



Buick Lineup Maintenance Costs

According to RepairPal, one of the leading organizations studying vehicle maintenance and reliability, the average Buick costs around $608 in maintenance and repairs per year. We’ve included the annual maintenance and repair costs for the most popular past and present models in the Buick lineup below:

  • Buick Enclave: $720 / year
  • Buick Encore: $466 / year
  • Buick Envision: $233 / year
  • Buick LaCrosse: $569 / year
  • Buick LeSabre: $341 / year
  • Buick Cascada: $798 / year

Buick Reliability Ratings

Annual maintenance costs are only one factor that RepairPal takes into consideration when determining an answer to the question “how long do Buicks last?” They also look at the number of times per year a driver has to come in for unscheduled maintenance, and the probability that said maintenance will require major or severe repairs.

Buick scores an overall reliability rating of 3.5 / 5, which puts it above average across all car brands. Along with a lower-than-average annual repair cost of $608, RepairPal found that the average Buick has to come in for unscheduled maintenance just 0.3 times a year, with a 13% chance that those repairs will be severe. Here are the reliability ratings for some of the top Buick vehicles:

  • Buick Encore: 4 / 5
  • Buick Verano: 4 / 5
  • Buick Regal: 4 / 5
  • Buick LaCrosse: 4 / 5
  • Buick Lucerne: 3.5 / 5
  • Buick Enclave: 3 / 5

Keep Your Buick In Top Condition with Macke Motors, Inc.!

If you have any further questions about Buick maintenance and reliability, don’t hesitate to contact our office! You can also stop by our service center to talk to a member of our team in person, and we’ll be happy to help you out–we’re conveniently located near Lake View. Be sure to check out our service specials if you’re interested in saving on your next maintenance appointment!


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