What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

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Most Westlake drivers understand that mileage is vital to consider when picking out a used car, but what is good mileage on a used car? Numbers have changed over the years as modern vehicles have become more sophisticated and reliable, so you can now pick up a used model with more than 100,000 miles on the clock and still expect it to have quite a bit of life, especially when it’s been well taken care of and properly maintained. Learn more about what to consider while shopping for a used car by using our handy guide.

How Do You Make a Smart Used Car Choice?

Mileage isn’t the only thing you should keep in mind when shopping for a used car in Round Rock. Other important factors include:

  • Driving History: Stop-start traffic in the city has a greater impact on vehicles than cruising sedately on the highway, so consider the type of miles as well as the number by asking about the previous owner’s driving history.
  • Location: Has the car been owned somewhere that experiences harsh winters or heavy snow? That kind of weather can put stress on a vehicle.
  • Condition: Have an inspection performed by a certified mechanic to determine if there are any mechanical problems, rust, or other issues.
  • Maintenance History: Ask the dealership or private seller for the vehicle’s maintenance history report. A vehicle that hasn’t been serviced regularly is more likely to experience problems across Leander roads.

Mileage vs. Age: Which Is More Important?

One thing people often ask us is whether mileage or age is more important. It’s true that a low-mileage older car may have more problems than a newer vehicle with more miles because a car that isn’t driven regularly can actually suffer more than one driven a lot. When it comes down to making the decision, you really need to check the maintenance history. If you’re looking for a low-mileage used car that’s also relatively new, you might want to consider a certified pre-owned vehicle.

Buy a Used Car Today from Austin

The team here at Covert Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM can prove anything from certified pre-owned specials to a fantastic selection of used vehicles. For any further advice or assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’d be also glad to help you find the best place to get a car loan or how to repair a dent or scratch in your paint!

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