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What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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When shopping for a used car, truck or SUV in the Anaheim area, you’ll want to take a look at the vehicle’s appearance, mechanical condition, and, of course, mileage. Many used car shoppers may have questions, such as what is good mileage on a used car or what is considered high mileage for a used car. The answer to questions like these isn’t so simple or cut and dried. While it is commonly recommended that you avoid buying a pre-owned vehicle that has 100,000 or more miles on it, a high-mileage car that has been well taken care of may be a better choice than one with fewer miles that hasn’t been properly maintained. Learn more about what to look for in a used car in this guide from Weir Canyon Honda.

What is Considered High Mileage for a Used Car?

The benchmark regarding how many miles are too many for a used car generally resides around the 100,000-mile mark. That being said, there are other factors that can affect the value and road-worthiness of a pre-owned vehicle. Some of these factors include how many owners the car has had, where and how the car was driven, and its service history.

What to Look for in a Used Car

Some things that you and other Irvine drivers need to consider before buying a pre-owned or certified pre-owned vehicle include:

  • Highway vs. city driving? – Find out where and how the vehicle was driven. A car primarily driven on the highway suffers less stress and strain than one that racks up a lot of miles in stop-and-go traffic on busy Tustin-area streets.
  • Climate – Has the vehicle primarily been driven in a region that experiences extreme temperature changes? Harsh climates can wear down a vehicle over time.
  • Accidents and/or collisions – Damage from an accident, even if it was repaired properly, can have a lasting effect on the vehicle’s suspension and other components that can affect performance and safety.
  • Maintenance history – A vehicle that has received regular oil changes and maintenance service will be more dependable and have a longer lifespan than one that hasn’t been taken care of.

Find High Quality Used Cars Today at Weir Canyon Honda

Knowing what is good mileage for a used car or what is considered high mileage for a used car is only part of what you should look into when shopping for a pre-owned vehicle. Weir Canyon Honda carries a huge inventory of reliable used cars of all makes and models, each of which has undergone a thorough inspection and vehicle history check. We have many low mileage used cars for sale, as well as a fine selection of used cars priced under $12,000. Make sure to check out our current pre-owned vehicle specials, and if you have any questions or would like to know if it’s possible to lease a used car, please feel free to contact us.

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