What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

November 15th, 2018 by

An automobile odometer with over 20,000 miles on itIf you are looking at purchasing a used car, then mileage is an important consideration. While it used to be believed that vehicles over 100,000 miles were not worth purchasing, that is no longer the case. Vehicles are made to last longer now and, depending on their maintenance and repair, the vehicle could still be many miles left in it. Find out how condition, location, and usage influence your used car buying decision at Muller Honda Pre-Owned near Arlington Heights.

Find Out Good Mileage for a Used Car

In addition to mileage, you will want to consider these other factors when looking at a used vehicle:

  • Use – Not all driving miles are created equal. 75,000 miles of stop and go traffic wears a vehicle more quickly than 75,000 miles on the highway. See what you can find out about the owner’s driving history before making a purchase.
  • Location – If a vehicle is from a dry, warm climate, then it has been under less stress than a car that’s coming from a cold, wet climate.
  • Condition – Have your vehicle looked over by a certified mechanic for any signs of mechanical issues or upcoming repairs.
  • Maintenance – Regular maintenance is key to the health of a vehicle. If the vehicle has a spotty maintenance history, that could be a sign of problems to come.

Before settling on a vehicle you’ll want to consider a range of factors beyond just mileage.

Mileage vs. Age

At first glance, it may seem like a low mileage car is a better buy than a higher mileage vehicle, but that isn’t always the case. There are other factors that need to be taken into account:

  • If a car hasn’t been driven regularly it can start to develop drivetrain issues or cracking in rubber seals, which can result in a high repair cost.
  • Cars with well-documented maintenance history should be given preference over those with little to no maintenance information.
  • Cars with low mileage sometimes have a premium associated with them.

Looking for the best of both worlds on mileage and age? A Certified Pre-Owned model may be your best option.

Find Used Cars in Highland Park Today

When you’re shopping for a used car, mileage is only one quality out of many to consider, especially features like Honda LaneWatch. If you have any questions, or need help finding a quality used vehicle, don’t hesitate to contact Muller Honda Pre-Owned.

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