What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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What’s the first thing you look at on a used car? Is it the odometer? Most Mayfield Heights drivers are concerned about how many miles are on the car they’re thinking about buying. But what is good mileage on a used car? We want you to make a wise choice on your next car purchase, whether it’s one of our quality used cars or a vehicle purchased somewhere else. So let’s talk about what is considered good mileage for a used car.

What is Good Mileage on a Used Car? It Depends on the Age.

What’s considered good mileage for a used car is determined in large part by how old it is. So, what is good mileage for a used car that is, say, six years old? Most professionals will tell you that no more than 12,000 to 15,000 miles should be put on a car in a year’s time. Any more than that amounts to excessive wear and tear. That means that a six-year-old car you find at a Mayfield dealership should have no more than 72,000 to 90,000 miles on it.

Good Mileage for a Used Car – Other Things to Consider

Age isn’t the only thing when determining if the used car you’re looking at has too many miles on it. Consider these factors as well:

  • Is there a maintenance record? Has the car been regularly serviced?
  • Was the car driven in rough climates? Cold weather and salted roads like the ones around Beachwood in the winter can really be tough on a vehicle.
  • Was the car driven mostly on the highway or in the city? Stop-and-go traffic in the city can be pretty hard on a vehicle.
  • Has the car been in an accident?

Test Drive One of the Reliable Used Cars at Ken Ganley Nissan of Mayfield

Now that you’re prepared by knowing how to determine how many miles should be on a used car, come down and check the dependable used cars on our lot. And take a look at our certified pre-owned vehicles, which are all low-mileage. While you’re here, be sure to take advantage of our used vehicle specials. We’re conveniently located near Orange, so drop by today!


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