What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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If you’ve got your eye on a used car for sale near Fort Pierce, you’ll want to check its physical and mechanical condition, as well as its mileage and age. Generally, it’s suggested that used-car buyers avoid cars with 100,000+ miles on their odometers. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, though; it’s possible for a vehicle to last hundreds of thousands of miles with the proper care and maintenance. Read on to learn more answers to the question, “What is good mileage on a used car?”

What to Look for in a Used Car for Sale

In addition to mileage, you’ll want to pay close attention to the following areas when shopping for a new-to-you vehicle:

  • Usage: The environment in which the car was driven will tell you a lot about its condition. For example, if the car was driven 50,000 miles in city traffic, it probably has more wear-and-tear than a car driven 50,000 miles on country roads.
  • Climate: Climate also impacts the condition of a used car. Warm and dry climates tend to be more forgiving on a car, while cold and wet climates can cause more mechanical stress.
  • Condition: Have the vehicle inspected by a certified mechanic to see if there are any underlying issues, such as engine problems or rust. Make sure you budget for these costs ahead of time.
  • Vehicle History: Check the maintenance history of the vehicle to make sure it’s up-to-date on inspections, tire rotations, oil changes, and more. If the vehicle has inconsistent or missing maintenance records, it’s best to look for another option.

Buying a Used Car: Age vs. Mileage

Depending on the car, you may find yourself leaning toward a newer, high-mileage car vs. an older, low-mileage car. Before you buy, consider the following:

  • If a car hasn’t been driven regularly, it’ll likely have higher repair costs. Issues like weakened rubber seals and gaskets can develop the longer the car sits undriven.
  • A car with consistent service records is always preferable over one without any service history.
  • Cars with lower mileage are usually more expensive than those with higher mileage.

If low mileage is a must for you, consider a Certified Pre-Owned Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM vehicle. You’ll get the reliability of a new car at a price you wouldn’t expect!

Shop Used Cars Near Palm Bay Today

Of course, there are plenty of other factors to consider when shopping for a used car near Sebastian, such as financing and insurance coverage. Vatland CDJR is proud to offer a wide selection of used and CPO vehicles! Browse our pre-owned vehicle specials, then contact us online or at 772-217-2400 to learn more about your next steps! 

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