What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

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Many San Antonio drivers who are shopping for a used car have probably wondered “What is good mileage on a used car?” There is no exact number for this question since you have to consider the mileage as well as the car’s physical and mechanical condition. Even if a car has over 100,000 miles, it can still be a good investment as long as it has been taken care of properly. Find out more about how you should determine what is good mileage on a used car. 

Good Mileage For Used Cars 

If you are only looking at the mileage when you are considering used vehicles on the market, the best way is to consider how much mileage you will get out of your next Alamo Heights ride. Depending on how long you plan to keep this used car and how often you drive on a daily basis, you will lean towards cars with lower or higher mileage. A general rule of thumb to consider is that drivers usually use 12,000 miles per year. 

For example, if you plan to drive your next vehicle for several years, a car with 50,000 miles in working condition could be worth the investment. However, if you are thinking of using the car for only a few years, then a well-maintained vehicle with 100,000 miles could be of better value. Good mileage for used cars will vary depending on your driving needs and the car’s conditions. 

Other Factors To Look For In A Used Car

Mileage shouldn’t be the only factor to consider when you are buying a used car. Other factors consist of: 

  • Usage: Find out the previous owner’s driving history before you buy as certain driving habits and conditions can cause the car to wear faster.
  • Location: Luckily, pre-owned vehicles previously driven in TX will undergo less stress compared to other states with a cold and wet climate, so be sure to check out the used car inventory at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville! 
  • Condition: Get the car inspected before purchasing a used car, so you can be aware of any issues that you will have to spend time and money on fixing. 
  • Maintenance: The maintenance history will also tell you a lot about the condition of the car. If the previous owner did not keep up with regular maintenance, then the car might have expensive issues down the road. 
  • Age: Usually, a newer vehicle with high mileage tends to be a better buy than a low-mileage older car since a car that hasn’t been driven often in Balcones Heights can develop problems over time. 

If you want a newer, low-mileage vehicle that has passed through strict requirements, then consider buying a certified pre-owned vehicle

Shop For Your New-To-You Vehicle in Castroville

Now that you know how you should decide on a good mileage for used cars, you should take a look at our used car inventory. Whether you are thinking of getting a truck, SUV, or car, Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Castroville has plenty of pre-owned vehicles available! Under a tight budget? Check out our used vehicles under $15,000 or reach out to our finance team.

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