Good Mileage for a Used Car

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If you’re in the market for a used vehicle then you want to consider more than its physical and mechanical condition. Learning what good mileage on a used car is can help you find a used vehicle that will serve you mile after mile in Mesa. While many people may tell you to shy away from a used car that has over 100,000 miles, that isn’t a hard and fast rule to follow. If a used vehicle has been taken care of and well maintained, it could still be a very good buy despite high mileage. Learn more about good mileage for a used car with Berge’s Riverview Toyota below.

How to Shop for a Used Car

There are other things you should consider besides mileage when you shop for a used vehicle in Chandler. Read below to see what else to explore when you find a used car for sale:

  • Usage — A car driven 60,000 miles in stop and go traffic will wear down sooner than one that has racked up 60,000 miles on the open highway. Make sure that you get the previous owner’s driving history before you buy.
  • Location —Vehicles that have been driven in a locale that has a dry, warm climate, undergo less stress than vehicles from areas that have a cold, wet climate.
  • Condition — Get a certified mechanic to inspect the vehicle to determine if there are any issues, such as mechanical problems or rust, that will need to be dealt with. Figure this cost into your budget.
  • Maintenance — Check the maintenance history of the vehicle to ensure that it has been kept up to date on routine services like oil changes. An irregular service history can be a sign of expensive problems in the future.

Picking a Used Car Based on Mileage

With many factors to consider, there is no perfect way to answer “what is good mileage on a used car?”. It’s better to think about how much mileage you’ll get out of a used car while you own it. If a used vehicle has 70,000 miles on it and is working well, then you can probably use it for a long time without incident. However, if you find a cheap used car with 110,000 miles on it, then you can probably get another five years out of it before running into any major problems. Usually Gilbert drivers add about 12,000 miles a year to their odometers, so keep this in mind when comparing a used car’s mileage vs. age.

Used Car Mileage vs. Age

A newer vehicle with high mileage might be a better choice than an older car with low-mileage. Take these factors into consideration before buying a used car for sale in Scottsdale:

  • A car that hasn’t been driven regularly will often have higher repair costs. Mechanical issues, or problems with rubber seals and gaskets can develop if a car isn’t driven on a regular basis.
  • A vehicle with a well-documented maintenance history is preferable to one that has been neglected.
  • Low mileage vehicles often come with a higher price tag.

Drivers who want a low-mileage vehicle should consider our certified pre-owned inventory. Certified pre-owned cars must meet certain requirements set by the manufacturer, including having under a certain number of miles on the odometer.

Get a Used Car from Berge’s Riverview Toyota

There’s a lot to consider when shopping for a used vehicle. Let the team at Berge’s Riverview Toyota help you find the right vehicle for your needs at a driver-friendly price. Browse our used vehicle inventory and then explore our used vehicle specials for savings. Apply for financing today to get a quote!

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