What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

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If you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, like a used Jetta TDI, there are a few factors to keep in mind before making a final decision. You will want to take a good look at the physical condition of the vehicle, as well as check how many miles are on the odometer. In the past, industry experts cautioned drivers to choose a used car with less than 100,000 miles on it. Thanks to advancements in automotive technology, that is not always the case. A well-maintained used car with more than 100,000 miles on the odometer could still be an excellent buy for many drivers in the Brandon area. Reeves Volkswagen has compiled this handy guide for our neighbors near Wesley Chapel.

Smarter Shopping for Used Cars

Remember to also consider the condition, location, and usage. While mileage is an important factor when selecting a used car, these other factors are equally important:

  • Usage – Driving in stop-and-go traffic can be much more stressful on a vehicle than highway driving, even if the distance is the same. It is good to know the driving history of the previous owner before you make a used car purchase.
  • Location – Driving in a cold, wet climate can cause your vehicle to wear down more quickly than it would have if you did most of your driving in a warm, dry area.
  • Condition – Any used car you are considering should be looked at by a mechanic prior to purchase. If repairs need to be made to the vehicle, remember to leave room for that in your budget.
  • Maintenance – Know the maintenance history of the vehicle before you buy it. If the previous owner did not keep up with routine maintenance, there is a good chance that there will be issues with the vehicle down the road.

Mileage vs. Age

You may be wondering about what is considered high mileage for a used car. It really depends on how the vehicle is maintained. A low mileage used car that has been neglected could be a more risky purchase than a car with more miles that has been meticulously maintained. When evaluating mileage vs. age, consider the following:

  • A car that is not used on a regular basis could have significant mechanical issues. Over time, problems can occur with rubber seals and gaskets as a car sits idle.
  • A vehicle with a well-documented maintenance history is preferable to one that has been neglected.
  • A vehicle with less mileage on the odometer will often be more pricey.

Find Low Mileage Used Cars for Sale at Reeves Volkswagen

At Reeves Volkswagen, you can find a wide array of low mileage used cars for sale that are in like-new condition. Take a look at what we have in stock online before stopping by to set up a test drive. You can also contact us if you have any questions. Remember to also take a look at our current used car specials.

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