What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

Used cars on a car lot


If you’re shopping for a good used car, you might be wondering, “What is good mileage on a used car these days?” The truth is, it’s not the mileage but the care and attention that matters most. If a vehicle with only 50,000 miles hasn’t had routine maintenance while driving around St Louis, a car with 100,000 miles with regular service is likely a better choice. So, what is good mileage on a used car anyway? Pappas Toyota is happy to help. Learn more here and then check our inventory of certified used Toyota models at our dealership.

What is High Mileage For a Used Car?

As previously stated, it’s a bit difficult to provide a definite answer to the question, “What is good mileage on a used car?” because there are many factors to consider when purchasing a used car than just its odometer reading. As you shop for a used vehicle for your O'Fallon commute, be sure to look at more than the mileage. Ask how many owners the vehicle has had and the type of climate it has been exposed to. Did the previous owner take good care of the car and follow the recommended auto manufacturer’s service schedule and advice?

What to Look For When Buying a Used Vehicle

Learn as much as you can about the make, model, and the previous drivers of the car you’re thinking of buying before you commit to purchase. These are some vital questions you should ask before you make a decision:

  • Has the car been in an accident or a flood?
  • Can you review the vehicle’s maintenance records?
  • Were the miles driven mainly on the highway, or were they in the city? Highway miles are much easier on a car because there isn’t continual stop-and-go traffic.
  • Has the car been driven in a highly humid area outside of St Charles, or a sandy or dusty place?

Find Your Next Low Mileage Used Car at Pappas Toyota

Now that you know more about good mileage for a used car be sure to ask about the certified pre-owned Toyota models available at Pappas Toyota. Check out our low mileage vehicles for sale, and let’s get you into the new or used Toyota of your dreams! We’ll get you good mileage on a used car at an affordable price. You should also review our new vehicle specials to see if you can get a special deal.Contact us today!

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