What is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

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Good mileage on a used car depends on much more than the numbers on the odometer. What is good mileage on a used car? The number of miles on a used car aren’t the only factor in deciding if a car is right for your Charleston driving. A used car with over 100,000 miles can still be considered a great deal. Take a look at what is good mileage on a used car, then shop the pre-owned inventory at Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg to find the used car that best fits your needs. 

Choosing a Used Car Based on Mileage

There is no perfect way to answer, “what is good mileage on a used car?” It’s helpful to consider how many miles you’d like to get out of your used vehicle investment. If a used car has 50,000 miles and has regular maintenance records, then it’s likely a good buy. Good mileage on a used car could be 100,000 miles if you’re looking to get another four years out of it, if you’re driving around 10,000-12,000 miles a year. 

Also consider how a car was driven by its previous owners. 

  • An older car driven regularly might be a better choice than a newer car with above-average mileage. 
  • A car that hasn’t been driven regularly will often have higher repair costs in the long run. Mechanical issues, or problems with rubber seals and gaskets can develop if a car isn’t driven on a regular basis. 
  • A vehicle with a well-documented maintenance history is preferable to one that has been neglected.

How to Shop for a Used Car

In addition to looking for good mileage on a used car, here are some other factors that should play an important role in your decision: 

  • Usage – Get the previous owner’s driving history before you buy. A car driven 75,000 miles in stop and go traffic will wear down sooner than one that has racked up 75,000 miles on the open highway. 
  • Location – Vehicles that have been driven in a locale that has a dry, warm climate, undergo less stress than vehicles from areas that have a cold, wet climate. Hot and humid weather in Columbia can cause additional wear on metal parts.
  • Condition – Get a certified mechanic to inspect the vehicle to determine if there are mechanical problems or rust that will need to be managed. Figure this cost into your budget.
  • Maintenance – Check the maintenance history of the vehicle to ensure that it has been kept up to date on routine services like oil changes.

Find Used Cars Near Lexington Today

No matter what kind of used car you want, you’ll find it at Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg! Even if you’re on a budget you’ll find good mileage used cars in our budget used cars priced under $15,000. Don’t forget to check our used vehicle deals, too! 

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