What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

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When you’re shopping for a used vehicle in Redding, you want to get the best deal possible, which means the best car for the best mileage. What is good mileage for a used car? This answer can vary depending on the vehicle’s age, model, history, and other factors. Most people recommend prioritizing used vehicles that have less than 100,000 miles. However, recent vehicle advancements have made it possible for used cars to last well past this marker and even closer to 200,000 miles. Learn more about factors that affect used-car mileage and then find a used vehicle from our pre-owned inventory at SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. 

What to Look for When Used-Car Shopping

When shopping for a used car in Redbluff, there are other factors to consider besides solely the mileage. Here are some things you shouldn’t overlook when shopping for a new vehicle: 

  • Usage: Just because a vehicle has less than 100,000 miles on it doesn’t mean it isn’t in the best of shape. A vehicle with 50,000 miles driven in standard stop-go traffic may have more wear and tear than a vehicle driven on the open highway. Consider looking through the vehicle’s previous driving history. 
  • Location: A vehicle’s location may not seem like a big deal, but consider the amount of damage a vehicle may have sustained being in a cold, wet environment compared to being in a warm and dry climate. 
  • Condition: While certified pre-owned vehicles are thoroughly inspected before being put on the lot, some used vehicles may not have been looked at so closely. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to have a mechanic inspect a vehicle before making any buying decisions. 
  • Maintenance: Check out the vehicle’s prior maintenance history, even for things like oil changes. A well-kept vehicle can save you time and money from costly repairs down the road.

Determining Good Mileage For a Used Car

Keep in mind that most Yreka drivers put on about 12,000 miles per year on their vehicles, so you’ll want to keep this number in consideration when looking at a used vehicle. If a car has 50,000 miles on it and seems to be in good condition, then it wouldn’t be a bad purchase. Even if a car has over 100,000 miles on it, it can still last at least another four years if it gets regular maintenance and is in decent condition. When asking, “What is good mileage on a used car,” the best way to answer is to try and determine how much mileage you want to get out of a used car. 

Age vs. Mileage 

If you see two used cars with relatively high mileage, check the difference in age. A two-year-old car with 50,000 miles on it might not last as long as a 10-year-old vehicle with the same amount of miles. Consider these other aspects when determining what is good mileage for a used car: 

  • A car that isn’t driven as frequently can have higher repair costs in the future since things wear down if a car isn’t used regularly.
  • Always check for the vehicle’s previous history. The more history documentation, the better. 
  • Usually, the lower the mileage on a vehicle, the more the vehicle will cost. 

Find the Perfect Used Car at SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

What is good mileage on a used car? Now that you are better equipped to answer this question, the only thing left to do is find the best used car for your Mount Shasta commute. Contact us to help you apply for financing or answer any of your financial questions. 

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