What is Considered Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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In addition to a used car’s conditions, both physical and mechanical, you want to make sure you check on its mileage. Most would say it’s good to avoid a used car that has over 100,000 miles, but this isn’t a guaranteed thing. If you maintain the vehicle properly and keep up with routine scheduled maintenance, then newer model used cars can easily stay running smoothly for twice their current mileage count, including up to 200,000 miles for some models. Learn how to find the right car for your needs in Fordyce with Southern Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Other Factors to Consider Beyond Used Car Mileage

When you’re shopping for a used car, it’s important to know what is a good mileage on a used car, but also keep in mind some additional factors, such as:

  • Usage – A car that has racked up 75,000 miles from stop-and-go traffic will suffer more wear and tear than one that got the majority of its mileage from the highway. Review the previous owner’s driving history before you buy.
  • Location – A dry, warm climate causes less stress on the vehicle than a cold or wet climate.
  • Condition – Most dealerships will make sure their used vehicles are free of any issues such as mechanical problems or rust, however, sometimes it is good to get a second opinion from a certified mechanic if possible.
  • Maintenance – Make sure that you check the maintenance history of your vehicle, to make sure that it has been kept up to date on all of its routine services. If a vehicle has an irregular service history may have more expensive issues down the line.

How to Determine Good Mileage for a Used Car

There is no ideal or perfect answer to the question, “What is a good mileage for a used car?” This can depend on a number of factors, but one of the most important is the annual mileage. A typical driver will clock about 12,000 miles per year, meaning a car with 50,000 miles and is running well may last you for a number of years with routine maintenance. It also helps to keep this number in mind when you compare a car’s mileage versus its age.

Comparing a Car’s Age vs. Mileage

When you’re trying to decide on your used car, it’s always important to consider how many miles that car has versus its age. A newer model car with high mileage may be a better deal than if you were to take a lower mileage older car. A car that isn’t driven regularly may have a high repair cost, and mechanical issues can develop without regular use. A low mileage vehicle may come with a higher price. A certified pre-owned model is worth considering if you’d like a low-mileage vehicle in Fordyce that is still a newer model.

Find a Reliable Used Car or SUV in Fordyce

Contact us today with further questions you might have about what kind of used car, truck, or SUV to choose. You can also check our used vehicle specials for great deals on a number of used vehicles.

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