What Is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

When shopping for a used car, you need to evaluate its mechanical and physical condition. Another important factor to look at is the mileage on the odometer. While most would suggest that you should shy away from a used car that has over 100,000 miles, that isn’t necessarily a hard and fast rule. If the vehicle has been taken care of properly, the car could still be a really good value. Sparks drivers should consider the following factors when they are in the market for a dependable used car: condition, location, and usage. Rackley Auto Group Reno has the details on how to find a used car you can rely on for many years to come.

The Smart Way to Shop for a Used Car

Let’s take a closer look at why you should be concerned with the condition, location, and usage of the used car you are considering:

  • Usage – A car driven 75,000 miles in stop and go traffic will wear down sooner than one that has racked up 75,000 miles on the open highway. If you can, ask about the previous owner’s driving habits.
  • Location – Vehicles that have been driven in a locale that has a dry, warm climate, undergo less stress than vehicles from areas that have a cold, wet climate.
  • Condition – Have a skilled mechanic perform a thorough evaluation of the car to determine if there are any issues, such as mechanical problems or rust, that will need to be dealt with. If the vehicle is in need of a few repairs, remember to include that in your shopping budget.
  • Maintenance – Check the maintenance history of the vehicle to ensure that it has been kept up to date on routine services like oil changes. If the vehicle has not been properly maintained, it could lead to costly repairs down the road.

Mileage vs. Age

A newer car with high mileage may well be a better choice than a low-mileage older car. It depends on a few other factors.

  • Although a vehicle may have fewer miles on the odometer, that doesn’t always mean it is in better shape. Cars that are not driven often can come with their own set of issues. There could be mechanical problems or faulty rubber seals and gaskets from lack of use.
  • A vehicle with a well-documented maintenance history is preferable to one that has been neglected.
  • Low mileage vehicles are typically more expensive than vehicles with more miles on the odometer.

Find Used Cars Near Fallon Today

There’s more to consider than just the mileage when shopping for a used car. For an excellent selection of pre-owned vehicles in like-new condition, visit the showroom at Rackley Auto Group Reno. Remember to look at our used vehicle specials so you can save even more on the vehicle of your dreams. Contact us today with any questions. We can’t wait to help you drive home to Sparks in a car you will love. We can also show you how to repair dents and scratches.

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1220 Kietzke Ln Reno, NV


Phone: (775) 824-6060

1220 Kietzke Ln Reno, NV


Phone: (775) 737-9534

1220 Kietzke Ln Reno, NV
39.51249 -119.788564
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Rackley Auto Group Reno
1220 Kietzke Ln
Reno, NV, 89502 US
(775) 824-6060
Rackley Auto Group Reno 39.51249, -119.788564.