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What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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Shopping for a used car, truck or SUV in the Madison area? If so, you may be wondering: “What is good mileage on a used car?” Perhaps more specifically, you’re asking: “What is considered high mileage for a used car?” While it is commonly believed that you avoid buying a used car that has over 100,000 on the odometer, a high-mileage car that has been well maintained may be a better choice than one with fewer miles that hasn’t been taken care of. Learn more in this used car shopping guide from Patty Peck Honda in Ridgeland

What is Considered High Mileage for a Used Car?

You may begin by limiting your search to used cars with less than 100,000 miles, but there are other aspects to consider that affect the value and dependability of a pre-owned vehicle. How many owners the car has had, where and how the car was driven, and its service history should all be looked at before you buy. Ultimately, determining what is good mileage for a used car largely varies.

What to Look for in a Used Car

Some things that you should consider before buying a used or certified pre-owned vehicle in the Brandon area include:

  • Highway vs. city driving? – A car that has been primarily driven on the highway suffers less stress and strain than one that racks up a lot of miles in stop-and-go traffic on busy Jackson-area streets.
  • Climate – Extreme hot and cold temperatures wear down a vehicle over time.
  • Accidents and/or collisions – Damage from a collision, even if it was repaired properly, can have a lasting effect on the vehicle’s suspension, alignment, and other mechanical and structural components.
  • Maintenance history – A vehicle that has received regular oil changes and maintenance service will be more dependable and have a longer lifespan than one that hasn’t been taken care of, no matter what its mileage may be.

Shop for Quality Used Cars Today at Patty Peck Honda

Knowing what is good mileage for a used car or what is considered high mileage for a used car is only part of what you should take into consideration when shopping for a pre-owned vehicle. Patty Peck Honda carries a wide selection of used vehicles of all makes and models, and we carefully inspect each one to ensure that it is in top condition, inside and out. Our prices are very competitive, and we even have a terrific selection of used vehicles that are priced under $10,000. Check out our used vehicle specials, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

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