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How Long Should It Last?


When you spend $500 or $1,000 or more on an appliance or home improvement, you want it to last. You also want to anticipate and budget for costly repairs and replacements. But just how long should major home items stand up to everyday use or wear-and-tear?

Kiplinger's asked trusted industry experts, trade associations and retailers to estimate how long consumers can expect their products to perform. Take our 14-question quiz to see how well you understand the lifecycle of key components of your home.