What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

odometer displaying higher mileage on used car

Like most Massapequa drivers, you want to buy a used car that doesn’t have too many miles on it. But how many miles are “too many”? What is good mileage on a used car on average? What is good mileage for a used car that has been really well-maintained? We want you to make an informed buying decision, so let’s talk about what constitutes good mileage for a used car.



What is Good Mileage On a Used Car? Factor in the Age.

So, what is good mileage on a used car? That is determined by more than just what the odometer says. The age of the car has to be factored in. Generally a car should accumulate no more than 12,000 to 15,000 miles in a year. That means if a car is four years old, it should have no more than 48,000 to 60,000 miles on it. Any more than that, the car has likely gone through too much wear and tear in a short amount of time.

What is Good Mileage for a Used Car? Check Its Paperwork.

Does the car come with a maintenance history? Do you know if the car was driven mostly on the highway or in stop and go city traffic? Everything from driving conditions to how well it was maintained can impact whether the vehicle is worth purchasing. Here are some things to take into consideration when you’re shopping for a used car:

  • Has the car been regularly serviced? Ask if there is a maintenance record.
  • What kind of climates was the car driven in? Cold weather and salted roads like the ones around Babylon in the winter can really be tough on a vehicle.
  • Are the miles on the odometer highway or city miles? Highway miles are not nearly as rough on a car as city miles.
  • Has the car been in accidents?

Test Drive the Reliable Used Cars at Broadway Autos Inc of Amityville

We have a wide selection of quality used cars on our lot, many of them priced under $10,000. You should come down and test drive some of them. We’d be happy to help you drive home in one of your own. Just be sure to take advantage of our used car specials. We’re conveniently located near Huntington, so drop by today!

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Broadway Autos Inc 40.6904356, -73.4229607.