What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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When purchasing a used car, it’s important to take a look at the cosmetic and mechanical condition of the vehicle. However, mileage is also an important thing to consider. So, what is good mileage on a used car? Most Corona shoppers are apprehensive about purchasing a vehicle with over 100,000 miles. If it’s well maintained, this shouldn’t be an issue. Let’s learn what is good mileage for a used car and other things to consider with Riverside Kia. For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!

How to Shop for a Used Car

Although good mileage for a used car is important, there are a few other things to consider:

  • Usage – If a vehicle has around 75,000 miles, but has been driven around Riverside in stop and go traffic, components will need to replaced more often than if it accumulated the same amount of miles on the highway around Fontana. Therefore, we recommend taking into account the driving history of the vehicle prior to purchase. 
  • Location – If the vehicle is located in a warm and dry climate, there will be a reduced chance of corrosion than one from a cold, wet climate.
  • Condition – Prior to purchasing a new car, it’s important to get a mechanic you trust to take a look at the vehicle, and provide you with an honest assessment of the condition.
  • Maintenance – You should also make sure that the vehicle has been properly maintained throughout its lifetime. Basic maintenance, such as an oil change can significantly extend the life of a vehicle, and prevent issues from arising in the future. 

Purchasing a Used Car in Terms of Mileage

What is good mileage on a used car? It varies between different types of vehicles. Location, maintenance history, and driving habits play a critical role in the overall condition of the vehicle. If you’re looking at a used car with 50,000 miles and is well-maintained, you could be getting a great deal. On the other hand, you could also purchase a vehicle with over 100,000 miles, which could last you quite a while if it’s properly maintained. So, it’s very important to keep these things in mind when looking for a used car.

Comparing Mileage vs. Age 

Most Riverside buyers may think that the car with the lowest mileage is often better. Let’s check out the following factors to think about when shopping for a used car:

  • If a vehicle is not driven regularly, you will likely have higher repair costs, as components such as rubber seals, gaskets, and other parts of the vehicle could develop issues. 
  • You should also consider a vehicle with a comprehensive maintenance record to avoid any expensive repairs in the future. 
  • When shopping for a used car, you’ll see that vehicles with lower mileage are much more expensive. 

If you want good mileage for a used car, you can consider the certified pre-owned options we have in our inventory!

Come See the Used Car Inventory at Riverside Kia!

Now that you know more about good mileage for a used car, come stop by Riverside Kia, and check out our used vehicle inventory to find well-maintained, low mileage vehicles at unbeatable prices. Be sure to visit our finance center to get the buying process started, and take advantage of our used vehicle specials to save around San Bernardino!

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