What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

A used Toyota Camry with low mileage driving across a bridge

While shopping around for a used car, you always check the physical and mechanical condition, but it’s also good to take a look at the mileage. Many experts recommend not purchasing a used car that has more than 100,000 miles, but that’s not a hard and fast rule to follow. If the car has been taken care of and is well maintained, it could still be a great purchase. There are things car buyers in the Newberry area should consider when they’re browsing our inventory for pre-owned vehicles, such as condition, usage, and location. Learn more in our handy guide!



The Smart Way to Shop for a Used Car

When shopping around for a used car, there are several things to consider in addition to the mileage:

  • Usage – A car that has driven 75,000 miles in stop and go traffic wears down sooner than one with 75,000 miles of highway driving. Be sure to get the previous owner’s driving history before you buy it.
  • 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.
  • Condition – Get a certified mechanic to inspect the vehicle to see if there are any issues, such as mechanical problems or rust, that should be taken care of. Add this cost to your budget.
  • Maintenance – Check the maintenance history to ensure it’s been kept up to date on routine services like oil changes, battery checks, and tire rotations. Any Irregular service history could be a sign of expensive problems in the future.

Mileage vs. Age

A newer car with high mileage may be a better option than a low-mileage older car. Look at these factors below, and take them into consideration as you’re shopping around for a vehicle:

  • A car that hasn’t been driven regularly will often have higher repair costs. Mechanical issues, or problems with rubber seals and gaskets, can develop if a car does not get driven on a regular basis.
  • A vehicle with a well-documented maintenance history is preferable to one that has been neglected.
  • Low mileage vehicles often have a higher price tag.

A certified pre-owned model is an option worth considering if you are looking to purchase a like-new, low-mileage vehicle.

Find Used Cars in Irmo Today!

There are more things to consider than just what is good mileage on a used car. At Jim Hudson Toyota, we want to make sure that you’re getting an excellent vehicle that enhances your daily commute without breaking the bank. Be sure to peruse our used vehicle specials to find unbeatable deals in the Chapin area. Contact us if you have any questions!

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