What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

December 14th, 2018 by

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

When shopping or a pre-owned vehicle, considering good mileage for used cars is a paramount concern. That said, there are other important factors to consider when purchasing a used car, such as wear and tear, maintenance history, where it’s been driven, and more. Let’s take a look at a variety of factors you should consider when buying a used car around Naperville.

There’s More to Buying Used Cars Than Good Mileage

There’s no objective measure of what is good mileage on a used car — rather, you should consider the number on the odometer alongside the following factors:

  • How It’s Driven: Driving 50,000 miles or even 200,000 miles exclusively in stop-and-go traffic is not the same as driving the same distance on the highway — stop-and-go traffic will cause much more wear and tear.
  • Where It’s Been Driven: A high-mileage pre-owned car that’s mostly been driven in a warm, dry climate has the potential to last longer than one that’s spent its life in a cold climate with harsh winters.
  • Service History: More than just miles per year driven, a vehicle that’s been properly maintained over the years is better-positioned to stand the test of time than one that, for instance, hasn’t been getting regular oil changes from its previous owner.

Which is More Important, Mileage or Age?

Beyond the above factors, good mileage for used cars might not be so important if the vehicle hasn’t been driven much overs its life. The fact of the matter is that not driving a care can itself cause issues, such as cracking in rubber seals — it’s therefore important for cars to be driven regularly! Even so, a car with low mileage will often have a higher price tag, even in cases where it’s not the best value.

If you want to sidestep a lot of these concerns when checking out the used car market around Woodridge, it might be a good idea to consider Certified Pre-Owned cars.

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