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The 10 Easiest Modern Cars to Work On

Chevrolet Silverado 1

A car is defined as a wheeled automobile necessary for transporting passengers and baggage from one point to another. The basic structure is the chassis with various components designed both for functionality and comfort, together with an internal combustion engine that propels it.

Cars have evolved with advancement technology from the early model that you could see almost everything under the hood to the modern cars whose function is highly computerized.

Despite this, it is important to consider some aspects that will help you choose the best modern car to work on easily. Some of the aspects include how easy your car can be assessed when fixing issues such as repair, easiness in maintenance and repair, and accessibility of spare parts. Below are some of the easiest modern cars to work on.

10. Chevrolet Silverado

Chevrolet Silverado

This car is easy to work on because its design has not changed as much in terms of its chassis components and engine. The car has an intuitive future, meaning that one component can almost lead to another when working on it, making it easy to work on. According to, the car is very easy to maintain. The spare parts to repair every essential part are also available.

9. Honda Accord

Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is a car produced and designed for families. It has been highly promoted by Honda, probably due to being produced in mass. The vehicle's design is so clear and direct that if you are one of those enthusiastic owners about doing it yourself, you can easily work on it. This is because the design makes repairs very easy. Spare parts are also easily available making maintenance easy and affordable.

8. Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5

This is a sports car that is also easy to work on due to it being lightweight despite advancements in sports cars, where it has constantly continued to maintain its uniqueness. The fact that it is easily maintained and having its spare parts easily available makes it fit this category. Unlike the other modern cars, the car's sparkplugs are easily accessible, making it a good choice for you to consider while buying an easy modern.

7. Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ 1

The design of Subaru is a simple one making it easy for modification and its upkeep and repair. Its bay setup makes it easy to access the engine, with its components such as its chain and timing belt being easy to access. It also has another outstanding factor that its engine bolts can be inter exchanged.

Subaru has sold many of its models in the market, making it easy to access its spare parts, and therefore it is a good choice to make while considering purchasing a car that is easy to work on.

The only setback, according to experts, maybe is the spark plugs that are a bit hard to reach, although this is something that does not fail abruptly, and hence prior arrangements can be made with your mechanic to fix it.

6. Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima has a reliable engine which makes them easy to run on the roads today. The ability to access it easily for repair and maintenance makes it easy to work on. One of its main advantages is that this car uses a timing chain instead of a timing belt, saving you from replacing it.

Secondly, if the chain is faulty, which is rare, you be alerted by its rattling noise, and therefore it can be changed on time. The only setback it has is concerning the replacement of the headlight bump, as you would need to remove the bumper. However, this is a minor setback as this is not a regular occurrence.

5. Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

This car is considered to be one of the top 10 cars that are easy to work on. Its engine's open layout has its cylinders running horizontally from the ground instead of vertically. This unique characteristic makes them easy to inspect and repair broken or loose parts.

4. Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Those who have owned a Toyota Corolla will probably agree that it is the easiest car to work on. The ability to access its engine and components makes it easy to work on. Some parts like replacing a spark lead wire can be done with only a screwdriver or bare hands.

Some components can be interchanged between different models without any modifications. Toyota Corolla has been hailed for being a durable car. At times, the engine has been known to outlive the body.

3. Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

This is another modern car to consider when looking for a car you can easily work on. The major aspect that makes Honda CR-V be a car that you can easily work on is its engine compartment which you can even check its components at a glimpse and easily identify the issues that need fixing.

The availability of spare parts also makes its maintenance easy and affordable. Honda brand is also known for producing hardy vehicles with great technical support even for their modern vehicles. Therefore, you would expect few breakdowns with this model.

2.Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma delivers high performances due to its latest model. The fact that there are no many changes to its current model makes it easy to work on. According to, its engine design provides accessibility making it easy to check, detect issues such as broken parts and fix or replace them.

Toyota brand has its print in many continents, making aftermarket spares available, and they also offer superb technical support. Therefore, repairing or maintaining your Toyota Tacoma is affordable. Even an average owner should be able to keep the vehicle running.

1. Wrangler Jeep

Wrangler Jeep

Wrangler is an off-road vehicle among the sport-utility according to These models have a lot of power, hence standing just anything from weather, rain, mud, and sand, to name a few. They have the advantage of high up over other vehicles, so you have good visibility on the road.

This model is probably the easiest model to work on. It can be easily fixed by anyone with basic vehicle knowledge with minimal tools. Another thing that makes Wrangler Jeep the easiest model to work on is the availability of accessories and spare parts and many car enthusiasts who have shared videos of the steps that one can follow to fix most of the issues easily.

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Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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