What is Good Mileage for a Used Car?

When you’re shopping for your next used car, one of the most important factors you need to consider is how many miles are on the vehicles you’re looking at. To help you get a better idea of what kind of mileage you should be looking for on prospective used vehicles, we at Route 2 Auto Sales have put together this detailed guide.

On this page, drivers in the areas of Warwick, Cranston, and South County will find more information about what a good mileage is for a used vehicle, what factors are considered, and other aspects you need to look at in a used car before you buy it. Read ahead to learn more!

The Logistics of “Good Mileage”

mileage on used carTypically, you’ll hear that you should try to buy a used car with under 100,000 miles on it. However, whether a used car’s mileage is “good” or “bad” largely depends on how old it is relative to the number of miles that it has on the odometer.

For example, a used car that’s only two years old but has 100,000 miles or more on it is not ideal. In fact, that’s worse than an 8-year-old car with 50,000 miles on its odometer because it likely has more wear and tear.

After all, the quality of vehicles drastically increased about 10 years ago. Any vehicle manufactured since then is equipped to last well past 100,000 miles. As a result, older vehicles can hold their own against newer vehicles when it comes to mileage.

Other Used Car Factors to Consider

used vehicle reportWhile the mileage on a used vehicle is an important factor to consider, it’s far from the only aspect you should consider when looking for your next used car. One factor you should also keep in mind is the vehicle history report, especially the maintenance history section.

The future functionality of a vehicle relies heavily on the upkeep of the vehicle. If a vehicle hasn’t been maintained properly throughout its lifetime, it may not last as long as you need it to or it may cost you more for repairs and additional maintenance down the line.

Another factor that you should consider is where the vehicle has been driven. If it’s been driven in areas of extreme weather—such as frequent snowstorms, heavy rain, or extremely high temperatures—it may be more worn down than it appears to be at first glance. You can learn more about this aspect of a used vehicle under the owner history section.

Still Have Questions About Used Car Mileage?

The team at Route 2 Auto Sales hopes this guide provided you with all the information you were looking for about good mileage for a used car. However, if you still have questions, our knowledgeable team would be happy to help.

Drivers in the areas of Warwick, Cranston, and South County should give us a call or stop by the service center today to speak with one of helpful team members about used car mileage!


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