What is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

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Interested in purchasing a used car? Then you may be aware of some age-old “rules of thumb,” including that you should refrain from used cars with more than 100,000 miles on the odometer. However, it’s important to note that good mileage for a used car is all relative. In fact, there are a number of factors to consider when shopping for a used Mercedes-Benz or pre-owned model from a different automaker. Learn more with Mercedes-Benz of Stockton!

Beyond Good Mileage for a Used Car

What is good mileage on a used car? There is no right or wrong answer to this question. However, as previously mentioned, there are various things to pay attention to in addition to mileage when you are in the market for a used car to drive in the Lodi area.

  • How the Car Is Used: Before buying, explore the previous owner’s driving history. A car that has been driving for 100,000 miles in mostly stop-and-go traffic will be much more worn down than one that has been driving for 100,000 miles on the open highway.
  • Where the Car Is Used: Cars that were previously driven in cold, wet climates will have endured much more stress than those driven throughout the Lathrop area.
  • How the Car Is Maintained: No matter the mileage, a car is only as strong as its maintenance history. If the car you are looking at has received routine oil changes, tire rotations, etc., then it is likely to last for quite a while longer, especially if you continue with this pattern.
  • How Often the Car Is Used: As an example of why good mileage for a used car is relative, consider that a high-mileage car from a more recent model year could be a better option than a low-mileage, older car. That’s because a car that isn’t driven regularly will likely come with high repair costs, as mechanical issues may arise if it sits for long periods of time between drives.

Shop for Used Mercedes-Benz Models at Mercedes-Benz of Stockton

As you can see, there is more to consider when determining good mileage for a used car. Ready to start your used car shopping, now that you have this knowledge? Get in touch to schedule a test drive of a used Mercedes-Benz or different pre-owned luxury model near Discovery Bay. And remember to keep the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Program in mind if you’re interested in a used car that comes with new car perks!


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