What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

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Mileage is always going to be a central concern when you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle, but do you actually know what is good mileage on a used car? Plenty of drivers are either completely unaware or working from the outdated premise that vehicles with more than 100,000 miles on the clock aren’t worthy of consideration. Good mileage for a used car can rely on many different factors!

Things have changed over the last couple of decades. Modern vehicles are made to last longer, so you can still expect reliable performance after the odometer ticks over to six figures. To get a better idea of mileage issues, read on to find out how condition, location, and usage should factor into your decision.


What is Good Mileage for a Used Car?

Check through our car buying tips and you’ll find advice on more than just mileage. Here are a few more questions you’ll certainly want to ask:

  • How Has the Vehicle Been Driven? 50,000 miles of mostly stop and go traffic will wear a vehicle down faster than 50,000 miles mostly on the highway, so try finding out about the owner’s driving history.
  • Where Was the Vehicle Driven? A used vehicle for sale in Gastonia or Hickory might have once been owned somewhere cold and wet – if so, it’s probably been put under more stress.
  • What Condition is the Vehicle In? Have a certified mechanic check for any signs of mechanical issues or upcoming repairs and make sure your chosen model has been in for regular maintenance.
  • How Often Has the Vehicle Been Driven? A vehicle that has been sat in a Forest City garage for long periods may have developed drivetrain issues or cracking in its rubber seals.
  • How Old is the Vehicle? Mileage vs. age is a tough debate, but you’ll usually find newer vehicles a better proposition since they’ll benefit from more modern engineering and features.

You’ll Find a Diverse Selection of Used Models Available from Renaldo Kia

Now that you know about good mileage for a used car, you can shop like a pro! You’ll find a wide range of used vehicles at Renaldo Kia, including many pre-owned models under $10K. We even offer a cycling selection of vehicle specials to help you save, so don’t hesitate to get in touch today to find out more. Our team can even walk you through your pre-owned insurance requirements and more!

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