What Is Good Mileage on A Used Car?

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If you’re like most Seminole used car shoppers, you’re looking for a car that doesn’t have too many miles on it. But how many miles are “too many”? What is good mileage on a used car? What’s considered good mileage for a used car has changed as automotive technology has advanced, and is different for different makes, models, and body styles. So, let’s talk about how you can know whether that used car you’re looking at has too many miles on it.

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So, What Is Good Mileage on A Used Car?

It used to be that anything over 100,000 miles on the odometer was considered by most used car shoppers to be too high. But, nowadays, some cars are just getting started at 100,000 miles. So, what is good mileage on a used car, exactly? Good mileage for a used car depends on a number of factors, how the car was maintained, how it was driven, and its accident history. Here are some things to consider:

Factors that Impact What’s Considered Good Mileage for a Used Car

  • How fast were the miles put on the car? – Experts say that no more than an average of 12,000 miles should be put on a car in a year.
  • What do consumer reviews say? – Look up the make and model online. What do folks who have owned the car for a long time have to say? How many miles have they gotten out of the car?
  • Are the miles on the odometer mostly highway or city miles? – Stop and go traffic, like you may experience on your Midland commute can be rough on a vehicle.
  • Was the vehicle serviced regularly? – Ask for a maintenance record.
  • Has the car been in accidents? – Accidents can cause damage that isn’t readily visible.
  • Was the car driven a lot in harsh weather? – Cars that are driven in cold climates with harsh winters can incur greater wear and tear.

Check Out the Reliable Used Cars at Tate Branch Hobbs of Hobbs

We want you to make an informed choice when you shop for us. So, we’ll arm you with all the information you need to determine if one of our pre-owned vehicles has good mileage for a used car. Why not check out our used vehicle specials? We have a wide selection of used cars priced under $10,000. Our dealership is conveniently located near Andrews, so drop by or contact us today!


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