What Is Good Mileage for a Used Car?

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If you’re in the market for a quality used vehicle to enhance your Moline commute but worried about any potential repair costs, we have a guide to used car mileage to help answer the question“what is good mileage for a used car?” Feel free to reach out to our teamat Green Family Chevrolet if you have any additional questions! Then, explore our used inventory to find the used vehicle for sale that checks off all your boxes.

What Is Considered High Mileage for a Used Car?

Due to an increase in vehicle repair costs over the lifespan of owning a car, many people buying older vehicles want something below 100,000 miles. Considering that the average driver drives about 10,000-12,000 miles per year, there are things to consider when shopping for low mileage used cars for sale at Green Family Chevrolet:

  • How many miles vs. age of the car: A year-old vehicle with 40,000 miles on it could be in worse shape than a five-year-old vehicle with 60,000 miles since it’s been extensively driven in a shorter period.
  • Year of manufacture: Car manufacturing has improved significantly within the last decade, which means you will find more recent used vehicles that can last well over 100,000 miles, and even beyond 200,000 miles.
  • Regularly Scheduled Maintenance: A vehicle with 15,000 miles that doesn’t get regular maintenance can have more issues than a car with 30,000 miles on it that did get regular maintenance. Before purchasing a used vehicle, ask for proof of maintenance.

Additional Factors to Know When Buying a Used Car

  • Model Generation: Sometimes, when a model with an excellent reputation is redesigned after a few years for the new generation or an “iteration,” it doesn’t always go well. So, a vehicle that was less-than-stellar in the past could have been improved with a redesign. Reading reviews on websites like Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds.com can help with this.
  • Vehicle History Report: A vehicle history report from the previous owner shows any repair reports, collisions, police records, and DMV records, which states more about what wear and tear the vehicle has sustained over the years. 
  • Location: The Vehicle History Report also tells you where this car has “lived,” whether it’s dryer areas, places with lots of humidity, or locations that experience harsh winters. 
  • Foreign Luxury Car Brands: With how expensive shipping high-end replacement OEM parts overseas can get, luxury vehicles are getting more costly to repair. However, these luxury brands do include excellent warranties if you’re buying a certified pre-owned model.

Explore Low Mileage Used Cars for Sale at Green Family Chevrolet!

After learning what is considered high mileage for a used car and what is good mileage for a used car, visit our East Moline dealership. Our team is standing by to help find the vehicle that’s best suited for your driving needs. Be sure to explore our used vehicle specials and get pre-approved for financing right at home.

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