What Is Good Mileage on a Used Car?


Shopping for a used car takes a lot of patient effort, and Martinsville drivers who do the due diligence will be rewarded with a great used car. Although, what is good mileage on a used car? It’s actually a wider range than many think and lots of good deals can be found. Gunter CDJR Martinsville is here to walk you through good mileage for a used car as well as point you toward the finance page that will enlighten you on how to finance that next car.

The Smart Way to Shop for a Used Car

If you want a used car in Danville, there are a few things you’ll have to look for in addition to the mileage:

  • Usage: A car with 80,000 miles in heavy city traffic will have more wear on it than one that’s got 80,000 miles on the open highway. Make sure you get the previous owner’s driving history before you buy.
  • Location: If you’re driving somewhere that has a dry, warm climate, that car will have less damage than a car that’s been driven in a cold, wet climate.
  • Condition: Make sure to have a certified mechanic inspect the vehicle for any damage or issues, such as mechanical problems or rust, that need to be taken care of. Factor the cost of this into your budget.
  • Maintenance: You’re going to want to make sure your vehicle has been well-maintained. If your prospective new-to-you car has been neglected for regularly scheduled services like oil changes and tire rotation, this might lead to problems in the future. 

Choosing a Used Car Based on Mileage

There’s no perfect answer to “what is good mileage on a used car?” because there are many different types of used cars. Try to think of your Reidsville, NC used car journey in terms of how many miles you expect to put on the vehicle. If you have 50,000 miles and a car in good condition, it’s probably a good buy. Even cars with 100,000 miles can get you driving for another four years so long as it’s in good shape. You’ll put about 12,000 miles on a car a year on average, so consider this carefully when weighing mileage against age.

Certified Pre-Owned models are always an excellent option if you’re looking to purchase a like-new vehicle with low mileage.

Used Car Shopper? Look No Further Than Gunter CDJR Martinsville

When you want to get the used car shopping done right, you’ve got good friends at Gunter CDJR Martinsville. We have a vast selection of used cars ripe for the picking and we’ll always help you schedule a test drive. Contact us to get the conversation started.

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