What Is Good Mileage for a Used Car?

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When you’re looking for a car, crossover, or SUV to take on your daily commutes, then you’ve likely got a few questions about how to buy a used car. A question that we’re asked nearly every day is, “what is good mileage for a used car?” So, what is good mileage for a used car? While there’s no one set answer, our team at Simmons Nissan will help you figure out how to determine this for yourself! Read on to learn what is considered high mileage for a used car, and take a look at our selection of low mileage used cars for sale near Pilot Mountain,NC!

Guide to Used Car Mileage

While mileage is often considered the metric by which how used a car really is, that isn’t necessarily the case. While many consider any vehicle under 100,000 miles to be “low mileage,” there’s more to it than that:

  • Driving History: Did this car travel 50,000 miles of smooth highway traffic in King, NC or stop-and-go city traffic on congested North Wilkesboro, NC roads? Find out what you can about the vehicle’s history.
  • Location: Cars in dry, warm climates face less wear and tear than cars from a cold, wet climate. Consider your car’s location before you buy.
  • Condition: Have you had a certified technician look over the vehicle? A professional’s eye can catch what you might miss.
  • Maintenance: A well-maintained vehicle will last far longer than one with a spotty maintenance history, so be sure to take a look at your car’s report card.

Mileage vs. Age

Overall mileage isn’t nearly as important to consider as miles per year. 20,000 miles a year is not at all uncommon, and anything under may be considered low mileage. Also be sure to consider the following points:

  • Vehicles need to be driven to maintain good performance. An older vehicle with low mileage may have sat around the garage for years, which can lead to drivetrain and seal issues.
  • A car with a good record of regular maintenance should get top priority compared to one that hasn’t had an oil change in years. Don’t underestimate the importance of maintenance!
  • Lower mileage vehicles sometimes have a premium, so consider casting a wider net when shopping for models.

Find Out More with Simmons Nissan

Are you still wondering, “what is good mileage for a used car?” Contact us today! Our team will help you learn more about how to find low mileage used cars for sale near King, NC. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about used car mileage, Nissan Altima MPGs, or tire rotations. We’d also love to help you add capability to your drives with Nissan Pathfinder towing and Nissan Altima interior features.

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