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90 MacKenan Drive, Cary, NC, 27511

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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

As drivers shop for a pre-owned vehicle in Durham, they often rely on the car’s mileage to determine whether they will make a purchase. The distance driven by a vehicle is often as important as its performance and physical condition. If overall use or wear and tear are important to you, then the question must be asked: what is good mileage on aused car?

Understandably, there could be a lot of trepidation if you’re buying a car with more than 100,000 miles, but vehicles with this amount of mileage on the odometer can still suit your needs if they have been properly cared for and well-maintained. Understanding what constitutes good mileage for a used car is one of the manycar buying tips we have to offer.

What’s the Difference Between Car Mileage and Age?

When it comes to a vehicle’s overall use, there is a notable difference between mileage and age. But which quality is more essential when buying aused or certified pre-owned vehicle? Keep in mind that a newer car with tens of thousands of miles on the odometer can present less hassle than an older one with low mileage.

Why? Because any vehicle that isn’t driven regularly often has mechanical or operational issues. These issues can adversely affect your budget in a significant way. As you shop around for used cars orpre-owned vehicle specials, the best possible indicator of a car’s future performance is going to be the vehicle report (i.e., a Carfax report) and/or the car’s maintenance history which should be well-documented.

Considerations Other Than Mileage When Buying a Car

Being aware of the good mileage on a used car is a great start, but there are other considerations as you shop for your next vehicle:

  • Compared to milder environments, harsh inclement weather can place a vehicle under immense stress.
  • If a vehicle has frequent stop-and-go traffic in the city, it will have more wear than a similar car that just cruises down the highway even if both vehicles have equally driven 80,000.
  • The vehicle’s inspection by a certified mechanic is essential because they will detect any rust, mechanical problems, or other concerns.

Let Hendrick Kia of Cary Put You in Your Next New or Used Vehicle Today!

The process of buying a car near Apex doesn’t have to be complicated. As you shop for your next vehicle, remember there’s more to a car, truck or SUV than low mileage.Contact us with any questions about our vast selection of new and used vehicles. Our experienced professionals are standing by to make your car shopping experience as hassle-free as possible.

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