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What is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

Sometimes, you might not always have it in your budget for a brand new vehicle, and that’s perfectly okay! When shopping around the Quincy area, you might ask yourself, “What is good mileage for a used car?” Learn about what to look for on the odometer and other aspects of buying a used vehicle with Shottenkirk Chevrolet. Then, feel free to visit our dealership and take a look at our pre-owned vehicle inventory to get a quality used vehicle for a great price. 



Determining Good Mileage for a Used Car

So, what is good mileage on a used car? There is no clear-cut way to answer that as a lot of factors determine the mileage and condition of a used vehicle. Instead of focusing on how many miles a used vehicle has, try to focus more on how many more miles you can probably get out of the vehicle. Keep in mind that the average Hannibal driver usually puts about 12,000 miles on their car per year, so use that as an estimate on how much longer a car could last. 

Other Factors to Consider

Determining good mileage for a used car is one aspect of determining whether a used car is a good buy. Other factors can have an impact on a vehicle’s overall condition, including: 

  • Current Condition: You’ll want to have a mechanic inspect the vehicle you’re looking at to determine if any major mechanical issues will need to be serviced, as this could become expensive later on.
  • Vehicle History: Check the vehicle history report to see if the previous driver followed the maintenance schedule or to see if the vehicle was in any major accidents. 
  • Use History: Even if a vehicle only has 70,000 miles on it, if it was driven in stop-and-go traffic, it will wear down sooner than a vehicle with 70,000 miles that was driven on the open highway. Always check the driving history. 
  • Prior Location: A vehicle that’s driven in a dry and warm climate usually hasn’t gone through as much stress as a vehicle driven in a cold and wet climate.

Vehicle Age Compared to Mileage 

Now that you have an idea of what good mileage is for a used car, it’s also important to consider the vehicle’s age. When shopping for a used vehicle near Keokuk, consider the following: 

  • Usually, the lower the mileage, the higher the price of the vehicle. 
  • A good vehicle maintenance history will also increase the vehicle price. 
  • If a car hasn’t been driven regularly, then the repair costs will likely be higher since mechanical issues can develop on a car from lack of being driven. 

Find a great pre-owned vehicle at Shottenkirk Chevrolet, and apply for financing to speed up the process. 

Get Your Used Vehicle at Shottenkirk Chevrolet

Now that you know that good mileage is on a used car, check out our pre-owned inventory at Shottenkirk Chevrolet in Quincy. Contact us to explore our used inventory and even check out our certified pre-owned inventory.

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