Annual Mini Bus Maintenance Costs


One of the things that purchasers need to consider when buying a bus is the annual minibus maintenance costs. Beyond the initial purchase price of the bus, it is important to budget for things the bus will need to run properly.

Gas Engine Diesel Engine
Oil Changes (4x) $360 $550
Air Filters (1x) $40 $75
Fuel Filters (1x) $65 $125
Tire Rotations (2x) $100 $150
A/C Service (1x) $95 $100
Brakes $450 $500
Misc. $200 $200
Total Cost $1,310 $1,700

Please note the following:

(1.)  The prices listed above are based on buses still under warranty. After the warranty expires, the owner should be prepared for some additional expenses. It should be noted that Carpenter Bus Sales offers the best bus warranty in the business. All new bus purchases from Carpenter Bus come with a comprehensive wrap around warranty that extends the warranty on the entire bus for 5 years and/or 60,000 miles…whichever comes first.

(2.) Approximately $1,200 – $1,500 every (4) years for six (6) new tires. ($2,000 – $2,500 for larger buses that are 30 passenger buses and up.)

(3.) Above prices based on 12,000 – 15,000 miles per year maximum.


**Cost will vary slightly by region.


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