What is Considered High Mileage for a Used Car?

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If you’re searching for that perfect pre-owned vehicle in the Hartford, you might wonder, “Just what is good mileage for a used car?” Higher mileage vehicles have been on the road longer, so many customers are concerned about potential repair costs from wear and tear. However, mileage is just one part of the equation. Find out what is considered high mileage for a used car and what other factors you should consider with Acura of Avon.

What is High Mileage for a Used Car?

So, what is considered high mileage for a used car? In general, most West Hartford car-shoppers report that they want a car under 100,000 miles because of the potential repair costs for high-mileage vehicles. Additionally, the average driver puts around 10,000 to 12,000 miles on a car every year – so think about how that will add to the mileage of your prospective vehicle. Here are some other considerations:

  • Age vs. Miles: A 1-year old car with 40,000 miles has gone through a lot more stress than a 2-year old car with 40,000 miles. This stress can add up quickly, so be sure to check the car’s maintenance history if possible.
  • Model Year: Newer cars have better designs and better technology, which means they are more durable than before. A newer used model can last well past 100,000 miles – even past 200,000!
  • Maintenance: If you compare a car with 15,000 miles and zero maintenance to a car with 30,000 miles and regular maintenance, proceed with caution. The lower mileage car might have problems that the owner missed, so be sure to ask for proof of maintenance when looking into low mileage used cars for sale in Manchester.

What Other Factors Should I Consider?

  • Generation: Manufacturers take big risks for new generations of vehicles, and sometimes those risks pay off – and sometimes they don’t. Be sure to go back and read reviews to see how your model year compares to others in the model’s history.
  • Vehicle History Report: A Vehicle History Report will show repair reports, collisions, police records, and DMV records to give you a better idea of the car’s condition.
  • Location: Look for the previous location of the car. Dry, mild climates put less strain on a car compared to harsh winters and extreme temperatures.
  • Luxury Cars: Luxury cars, particularly from overseas, can be difficult to repair with genuine OEM parts because you’ll need a specialized shop to find the right replacements. However, you can often get a great deal with Acura CPO models – including extensive warranties! Our well-stocked parts department is here to help, too.

Find Low Mileage Used Cars for Sale at Acura of Avon

If you want to find the quality used vehicles that fit your lifestyle and budget, visit Acura of Avon and our team would be happy to help. Contact us to get started, and we’ll get you behind the wheel of a wide range of low mileage used cars for sale.


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