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What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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What’s the first thing you checked the last time you looked at a used car for sale? Was it the odometer? You wanted to make sure it didn’t have too many miles on it. After all, who wants to buy a car just to break down the next day somewhere in Tulare? But what is good mileage on a used car? So, let’s talk about what constitutes good mileage for a used car.

 

 

Good Mileage for a Used Car – It’s Not Just About the Miles

So, what is good mileage on a used car? Age is a huge factor. No more than 12,000 to 15,000 miles should be put on a car in a year’s time, unless those miles are almost all highway miles. So, good mileage for a used car that is five years old should have no more than 60,000 to 75,000 miles on it. If the vehicle has more miles than that, the engine may have had an excessive amount of wear and tear on it in a short period of time.

What is Good Mileage on a Used Car? It Depends.

Good mileage for a used car depends on a number of factors. Things like maintenance, climate, and road conditions all come into play. Consider these factors when looking at a used car:

Is there a maintenance record? Has the car been regularly serviced?

  • Was the car driven in rough climates? Cold weather and salted roads like the ones around Porterville in the winter can really be tough on a vehicle.
  • Was the car driven mostly on the highway or in the city? Stop and go traffic in the city can be pretty hard on a vehicle.
  • Has the car been in accidents?

Find Your Next Used Car at Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC of Delano

We have a wide selection of reliable, low-mileage used and certified pre-owned cars at Delano Chevrolet Buick GMC. If you’re looking for a real bargain, check out our deals for under $20,000. Now that you know what constitutes good mileage for a used car, come down for a test drive. We’re conveniently located near Bakersfield, so drop by today!

 

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