What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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If you’re looking to upgrade your ride, you might be considering a used vehicle. But have you ever asked yourself, “What is good mileage on a used car?” Although many would recommend buying one with under 100,000 miles, this is not always the case. If the vehicle has been well maintained, it could be a good investment that lasts for years. Let’s take a closer look at good mileage for a used car with Kempthorn Motors today! For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!



How To Shop for a Used Car

When looking for a used car around , there are a few things to consider other than just the mileage:

  • Usage – If you’re looking at a used car that was driven around 80,000 miles in city traffic, components will wear down faster than one with 80,000 miles on the highway. Therefore, it’s important to get the driving history from the previous owner before purchasing. 
  • Location – Vehicles located in a warm and dry climate encounter less stress from the elements than one in a cold and wet environment. 
  • Condition – It’s important to get a trusted mechanic to look at your vehicle to see if there are any glaring issues. If there are a few issues, be sure to factor this into the overall price of the vehicle. 
  • Maintenance – Be sure the previous owner has a detailed maintenance history to make sure regular maintenance has been done at the correct intervals. 

Choosing a Used Car Based on Mileage

Although there is no correct way to answer the question, “What’s low mileage on a used car?”, there are quite a few factors to consider. You should first think about how much use and mileage you’ll get out of the car. If a used car has 40,000 miles and is in good condition, then it could be a great Canton ride for years to come. Even if you purchase a 100,000 mile car, you might be able to get at least four years out of it, as the average driver puts around 12,000 on the vehicle per year.

Comparing Mileage vs. Age 

When deciding on good mileage for used car, it’s important to compare mileage vs. age. Let’s talk more about this below:

  • A used car that has not been driven will often have higher repair costs and mechanical issues. Things such as seals, gaskets, and other components would likely need replacement. 
  • If the vehicle has well-documented service history, this would be a better buy compared to one that has not been properly maintained. Low mileage vehicles often come with a higher price tag. 

If you want the benefits of a new car around Canton, you might want to consider a certified pre-owned vehicle.

Find Your Next Vehicle at Kempthorn Motors Today!

Now that you know more about good mileage for a used car, come stop by Kempthorn Motors to check out our used vehicle inventory. Meet with our finance center to start the buying process, and take advantage of our used vehicle specials to save big near !


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