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What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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Whether you’ve been on the hunt for a HondaTrue Certified Pre-Owned Honda Accord or a used Honda Pilot, you’ve probably scratched your head wondering “Just what is good mileage on a used car?” It’s true that mileage is an important consideration when searching for your next daily driver, but you might be surprised by just how long cars last these days. Many Chicago drivers have heard that a car over 100,000 miles isn’t worth considering — but with modern technology and maintenance, that vehicle might still have tons of life left in it!


Good Mileage for a Used Car

When weighing the pros and the cons of a used vehicle, consider the following factors:

  • Driving History: A car that has seen 10,000 highway miles will have less wear and tear than a car that has seen 10,000 miles of stop-and-go traffic. See if you can learn more about the owner’s driving history if possible.
  • Location: While places with harsh winters, like Naperville and Oswego can place a lot of stress on a vehicle, the most important factor when picking out a pre-owned model is how it’s been cared for. As the largest volume Honda dealer in Illinois, we’re familiar with plenty of cars that have endured harsh winters and still look pristine and run great.
  • Condition: Look over the car for anything that stands out, but don’t be afraid to have a certified mechanic look over the vehicle for mechanical issues that you might not see.
  • Maintenance: A well-maintained vehicle can really go the extra mile. Try to see if you can get the maintenance history of the vehicle.

Mileage and Age

Good mileage for a used car is only one factor to consider during the shopping process. You might see a car with extremely low mileage, but what else is going on?

  • Older low-mileage cars may have issues from inactivity. If the car has been collecting dust, it may develop issues with the drivetrain or rubber seals.
  • The more information you have about the car’s maintenance history, the better. A car that has had proper maintenance is always a better bet than one with spotty history.
  • Want a newer car with lower mileage and a full inspection? Save yourself time and start browsing HondaTrue Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.
2019 Civic Sedan driving

Find Your Used Car in Aurora

No matter your criteria, you’ll find quality and affordable used vehicles for sale at Valley Honda. You can even check out other features such as how to get used car in-house financing. As the highest-volume Honda dealer in Illinois, we’re confident that we have a model that will suit both your needs and your budget, so check out our used vehicle inventory online or contact us to set up a test drive!


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