What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

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Mileage is the first factor you should examine when judging your choice of used vehicle. Even if they look perfect, saying ‘yes’ to used cars with less than 100,000 miles isn’t the long and short of a great deal. It’s also important to consider how well the former owner treated their car, truck, or SUV. In fact, a number of considerations go into the value of a used car for most Kingfisher area drivers. This review, courtesy of Jacksons of Enid CDJR, reviews your preferred purchase’s fuel efficiency, along with condition, location, and usage.

Shop Smart for a Used Car

Let’s start by examining the entire list of factors that need consideration when a used car is selected, apart from mileage:

  • Usage – Vehicles driven extensively through stop-and-go traffic usually depreciate faster than those on the highway. Asking for the former driver’s history in that regard is important.
  • Location – Cold, wet climates affect any car, truck, van, or SUV negatively compared to dry, warm climates.
  • Condition – Everyone needs a current, certified mechanic to inspect an uncertified car. Build that cost into that of your selection, or risk costly repairs and maintenance down the road.
  • Maintenance – If the vehicle you’re choosing hasn’t been serviced regularly, there’s a good chance of expensive problems soon. Oil changes, for example, play an important part in lengthening the life of any Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram. Ask for a copy of the maintenance history, and double-check it’s been cared for.

Mileage vs. Age

If “like-new” and “low-mileage” are important criteria for you, browsing Certified Pre-Owned models might be your best bet. These cars:

  • Have tighter costly-to-repair rubber seals and gaskets because they’ve been driven regularly – used cars sometimes don’t, and aren’t
  • Come with a detailed service history record to ensure any major issues have already been addressed in a timely manner
  • Fit tighter budgets, since sparsely-driven used cars cost less to own and maintain over time

Find Used Cars Near Hennessey Today

If you still have questions about how mileage factors into a used car purchase, or about things like gap insurancecontact us at Jacksons of Enid CDJR in Enid. Our knowledgeable salespeople, friendly finance professionals, and experienced service personnel have the answers to your most important concerns. Our vast used vehicle selection can fit any budget, especially when our specials are involved. Check out our showroom today, and we’ll get you behind the wheel of a car you love.

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