What is Good Mileage for a Used Car?

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If you have been thinking about buying a pre-owned vehicle near Eden, you may have a few questions. A common question we hear at Robert Basil Buick GMC is, “What is good mileage for a used car?” There really is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, and you will see why in this guide below. We explore what is considered high mileage for a used car as well as the low mileage used cars for sale at Robert Basil Buick GMC.

What is Considered High Mileage for a Used Car?

In the past, purchasing a vehicle with more than 100,000 miles on the odometer was not recommended. However, that is not always the case anymore thanks to advancements in automotive technology. Many newer vehicles can run smoothly well over 100,000 miles. So, what is good mileage for a used car? There are a few different factors to consider:

  • Mileage vs. Age: A vehicle that is a year old with 40,000 miles may actually be in worse condition than a 5 year-old vehicle with 60,000 miles on it. This is because a lot of stress has been put on the vehicle in a short amount of time.
  • Vehicle Model Year: As stated above, recent vehicles have undergone a number of technological advancements, and some can last well over 200,000 miles with the proper care and maintenance.
  • Routine Maintenance: A vehicle with fewer miles on the odometer but an inconsistent maintenance history may not be as good of a value as a well-maintained vehicle with higher mileage. How the vehicle was maintained is crucial.

Additional Used Car Buying Tips

Now that you know a little more about what is good mileage for a used car and what is considered high mileage for a used car, you will also want to keep the following information in mind as you shop for low mileage used cars for sale:

  • Research the Model Generation: Sometimes, a model with a great reputation may receive a redesign that is not well-received. The opposite can also be true. A car that was not a top contender in the past could have been redesigned and massively improved. Doing your research on sites like Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds.com can be very beneficial.
  • Check the Vehicle History Report: A vehicle history report gives you a peek into the vehicle’s maintenance history, accident history, and more.
  • Location: Did you know that where the car was from is also important? Cars driven in a warm, dry climate tend to undergo less stress than cars driven primarily in a cold, wet climate.

Used Car Shopping is Stress-Free at Robert Basil Buick GMC

At Robert Basil Buick GMC, you can find a number of great low mileage used cars for sale in pristine condition near Blasdell and West Seneca. Explore our current inventory online, or stop by in person. We would be more than happy to get you set up with a test drive. Contact us today for more information, or begin the pre-approval process.

 

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