What is the difference between repair and maintenance?
Someone once asked me how much I had spent so far on my '80 SD, in way of repairs. This got me thinking about what exactly would be called a "repair" versus maintenance. I see some people here post that they have spent X dollars on thier cars. Are they including brakes, which to me is maintenance. I think something that is replaced "routinely" would be maintenance and wouldn't include that in a "total amount spent" answer. Now for my SD I replaced the rear coil springs and all 4 shocks, would this be a "repair" or maintenance. I know this is sort of a gray area, but I got thinking about this again when I saw someone here recently spent "so far" $3,000 on thier car.
1994 MB E320 Coupe (199,500 mi)
1992 MB 190E 2.6 (173,000 mi)
1983 Porsche 911SC (148,000 mi)
2004 Volvo V70 2.5T (198,000 mi)
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