What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

2018 INFINITI QX60 on Highway

Just about every used car shopper knows to check the odometer of every vehicle they’re considering. In the past, many experts have told enterprising drivers to stay away from any vehicle with more than 100,000 miles, and while this still may be an acceptable guideline, you should know that used INFINITI vehicles are lasting longer than ever!

For vehicles made within the last ten to fifteen years, it’s common to see odometers with 200,000 miles or more. Even if you don’t choose a low-mileage certified pre-owned vehicle, you can trust that you’re getting a great deal here.

The Smart Way to Shop for a Used Car

Understanding what counts as good mileage on a used car is essential. But, it’s not the only thing you should consider when shopping for low-mileage used cars. Smart shoppers understand that you can’t find the perfect pre-owned vehicle until you’ve considered a wide range of factors. Here are the most important factors to consider:

  • How was the vehicle driven? Ask how a vehicle has been used. City traffic tends to wear down a vehicle’s powertrain faster than highway driving. Heavy towing and performance driving are harder on a vehicle than regular commuting. It pays to dig as deeply as you can.
  • What’s the local climate like? You might not realize how big an impact the climate can have on a vehicle’s long term performance. The harsh winters of Dunmore and Hazleton can be hard on a vehicle’s drivetrain, so it pays to err on the side of caution when you’re searching for vehicles nearby.
  • How old is the vehicle? The average driver in the Scranton area puts on somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 miles per year. If a vehicle is older, but it doesn’t have very many miles, make sure that it’s been serviced regularly. If a model is newer, but has an above-average mileage count, it may have accrued extra damages. Lots of driving in a short time can be harder on a used car or SUV.
  • What has the vehicle been through? Try to get your hands on a vehicle history report. If the vehicle has not had all of its required oil changes and tire rotations, it’s not as strong of an investment as a model with a clean record. Has the vehicle been in an accident? It may have received hard-to-repair structural damage.
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When all else fails, let an expert take a look. You can trust that every used vehicle for sale at Bennett INFINITI of Wilkes-Barre has been checked and inspected by our service team. (Yes, that includes our used cars priced under $10,000.) However, if you’re buying from a private seller, it never hurts to clean the car seats or take it into an expert on your own.

Bennett INFINITI of Wilkes-Barre is Your Source for Used Cars

Don’t wait for great used cars and used SUVs to fall into your lap. Now that you’ve seen what is good mileage on a used car, visit Bennett INFINITI of Wilkes-Barre and find out why buying used is a great decision. All of our INFINITI certified pre-owned models have less than 70,000 on the odometer, and it’s easy to save big when you take advantage of our pre-owned vehicle special offers. Interested in reducing your used car finance payment even further? Learn a little bit about leasing used cars, today! We’re also happy to walk you through the used car insurance process.

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