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What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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Buying a used car is a great affordable alternative to buying a new car, but there are plenty of things that you should look for when buying a used car, one of the most important factors being mileage. What is good mileage on a used car? Some Providence, RI drivers wouldn’t look twice at a car with over 100,00 miles, but many used cars can exceed far beyond that mark and even get over 200,000 miles with proper maintenance. Learn what good mileage for a used car is with the experts at MINI of Warwick, and then visit our dealership to find your very own pre-owned vehicle.

What to Look for When Used-Car Shopping

When shopping for a used car in the Cranston, RI area, it’s important to know the factors that determine good mileage for a used car. Some of the things you’ll want to look into include:

  • Current Condition: It would be wise to have a certified technician take a look at the vehicle you’re considering, so you can get an idea of its current condition and any potential problems in the future.
  • Maintenance History: As to review the vehicle’s maintenance history, which will you tell you if the previous driver kept up with the recommended maintenance schedule and if the vehicle was in any accidents.
  • Driving History: A used car with 90,000 miles driven in busy traffic will wear down faster than a car with 90,000 miles that was driven on the open roads.
  • Previous Location: A vehicle that was driven in a colder and wetter area will probably wear down quicker than a vehicle that was driven in a warm and dry area.

Rely on MINI of Warwick for more car-buying tips like certified pre-owned vs. used.

Age & Mileage

So, what is good mileage on a used car after you’ve considered all of the factors? To really determine what good mileage for a used car is, you’ll need to compare the vehicle’s age to its mileage. Here are some points to consider when shopping for a used car in the Newport, RI area:

  • For reference, most drivers put about 12,000 miles on their cars every year. So, if a car is five years old and has almost 100,000 miles, it probably won’t last as long as a seven-year-old car with 50,000 miles on it.
  • Usually, the lower the mileage, the higher the asking price.
  • Cars that haven’t been driven regularly for a long time tend to have more costly repairs since mechanical issues can occur even when a vehicle isn’t driven regularly.
  • Try to find a car with an extensive history of service and maintenance compared to a car that wasn’t maintained.

For low-mileage options with assured quality, check out our certified pre-owned inventory at MINI of Warwick. Otherwise, let us help you determine what good mileage is for a used car when you shop with us today.

Find a Used Car at MINI of Warwick

We carry a fine selection of used MINI Cooper models as well as quality pre-owned vehicles from other automakers such as BMW, Toyota, Ford, and more. Contact us to find a low-mileage used car that’s perfect for your Warwick commute and even better for your budget.

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