Mileage is almost certainly something you’ll be focused on when looking for used cars for sale. And while you will probably want a car that doesn’t have many miles on its odometer, this doesn’t mean that you have to automatically discount a vehicle with higher mileage. You just need to be smart about your choice, and this should include:
Keeping 14,000 in Mind
The average driver puts about 14,000 miles on his or her car yearly. This means that if you’re looking at a five-year-old vehicle, it should have around 70,000 miles. If it has a lot more than that – say, it’s closer to 100,000 miles – you may want to keep looking.
Looking at the Vehicle History Report
A vehicle history report can give you excellent insight into the maintenance of a vehicle. You’ll be able to see how it was taken care of, and whether it needed a lot of repairs or replacements. This can also help you decide if a car is worth buying, regardless of the mileage.
A history report could raise red flags with a vehicle that has low mileage. On the other hand, if you see that a car with high mileage – and maybe even a little more than that yearly average – has had no problems and was well taken car of, it could be the right one for you.
Find the Perfect Used Car at I.G. Burton
At I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Berlin, we always have an extensive inventory of used cars, so finding one that meets your needs and budget is never a problem. Come down to see us to check out what’ in stock.