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What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

When shopping around Pasadena for a used car, you’re not just looking at the physical and mechanical condition but also the mileage. Most people would want you to stay away from a used Mercedes-Benz vehicle, that’s not always a rule you have to follow. If the car has been taken care of and well maintained, it can still be an excellent purchase. There are some factors that Los Angeles-area drivers should consider when shopping around for a pre-owned vehicle like condition, location, and usage. Learn more in this car buying guide from Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia.



How to Shop for a Used Car

When shopping for a used car, there are numerous things to look at in addition to the mileage:

  • Usage – A car that has driven 75,000 miles in stop and go traffic wears down much sooner than a vehicle that’s racked up 75,000 miles on the open highway. Be sure to get a copy of the previous owner’s driving history before making the purchase.
  • Location – Vehicles that have been driven in an area where the climate is dry and warm will undergo less stress than vehicles from cold and wet climate areas.
  • Condition – Have a certified mechanic inspect the vehicle to determine if there are any issues, such as mechanical problems or rust. Those costs will need to get added to your budget.
  • Maintenance – Check the maintenance history of the vehicle to ensure that it’s been kept up to date on all regular maintenance and repairs like oil changes and battery replacements. Irregular service histories are a sign of expensive problems in the future.

How to Choose a Used Car Based on Mileage

What is good mileage on a used car? While there are many factors to think about, it’s best to consider how much mileage you will get out of your used car. If a used car has 50,000 miles and seems like it’s working perfectly, then it’s an excellent purchase. However, a cheap used car with 100,000 miles can still probably last another four years as long as it’s in decent condition that’s been kept up with routine maintenance and proper car care. Most drivers will clock about 12,000 miles per year, so keep that in mind when comparing mileage vs. age.

Mileage vs. Age

A newer car with high mileage seems like a better option than an older vehicle with lower mileage. Be sure to keep these factors in mind when choosing your next used vehicle when asking, “What is good mileage for a used car”?:

  • A car that hasn’t been driven regularly typically has higher repair costs. Mechanical issues, or problems with rubber seals and gaskets, can develop when a car isn’t driven regularly.
  • A vehicle with a well-documented maintenance history is preferable to a neglected one.
  • Low mileage vehicles will often come with a higher price tag.

A Certified Pre-Owned model is an option if you want to purchase a line-new vehicle that has low mileage.

Find Your Next Used Car in Arcadia!

There is a lot more to think about than just mileage when buying a used car. At Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia, we offer a wide selection of quality used cars for sale to choose from. We want you to drive home to Alhambra in the vehicle that has everything you need to enhance your drives without exceeding your budget. Explore our Mercedes-Benz GLE lease deals, used Mercedes-Benz C-Class inventory, and get pre-approved for financing right at home. Have any questions or want to schedule a test drive? Give us a call!

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