What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

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In the market for a used car? Check out this guide on good mileage for a used car from Mike Murphy Ford to assist with the car-buying process! In doing so, you’ll quickly discover what exactly you need to look for beyond the physical and mechanical condition of a car, and why mileage is much more than a number. When you’re done, get in touch with our dealership near Peoria to get started!

Good Mileage for a Used Car: Shopping Tips

What is good mileage on a car? As you peruse our Certified Pre-Owned Ford models and our inventory of used vehicles priced under $13,000, keep these shopping tips in mind.

  • Vehicle Use: Two vehicles may both have 75,000 miles on the odometer, but that doesn’t necessarily tell you much. For example, a car frequently driven through city traffic experiences more wear and tear than a car that cruises the highways around East Peoria the majority of the time.
  • Driving Location: Consider where a used vehicle has been driven, as location also influences the quality of a purchase. Driving 50,000 miles in a dry, warm climate puts less stress on a vehicle than driving 50,000 miles in a climate that’s often wet and cold.
  • Vehicle Condition: Have a certified mechanic conduct a thorough inspection of the used vehicle you’re interested in to identify significant issues.
  • Maintenance Reports: Maintenance reports also inform you about a vehicle’s health. A well-maintained vehicle with 100,000 miles on the odometer may end up being the smarter choice over a poorly-maintained vehicle with 50,000 miles.

Good Mileage for a Used Car: Mileage vs. Age

Drivers often assume that cars with low mileage are the go-tos within a used car inventory, but that isn’t necessarily the case. For example, a vehicle from a more recent model year might have a high odometer reading, but it still may be a better choice than a low-mileage older car. That’s because:

  • Low mileage typically indicates that the car isn’t driven frequently. This results in significant mechanical issues, which in turn means higher repair costs.
  • Low-mileage cars, regardless of age, tend to bear higher price tags.

Get a Used Car at Mike Murphy Ford!

When it comes to used car shopping, Washington drivers need to focus on more than just mileage. Luckily, the Mike Murphy Ford team is here to help! Check out our used car specials, and then pay us a visit near Bloomington to begin the car-buying process.

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