When you’re buying a used vehicle, one thing you’ll want to factor in is the mileage. With these tips on understanding how to know if a pre-owned vehicle has too many miles on the odometer and our “Iron-Clad Guarantee,” which promises a free auto check report and inspection, you’ll be able to make an informed purchase at Village Motors of Conover.
Calculate based on the average miles-per-year
The industry average for mileage in America is 15,000 miles per year. Looking for a used vehicle that’s at or below this average according to its age is a great starting point when searching for a quality used model. For instance, a car that’s 5 years old with 100,000 miles may have been overtaxed during its previous years, whereas a 5-year-old model with 45,000 miles is probably in great shape for its age.
Look at the brand’s average lifespan
Some brands are known to have longer lifespans than others, so you should take that into consideration when you’re looking at mileage. For a model that lasts, on average, 130,000 miles, 70,000 miles isn’t as appealing as it would be compared to a model that can regularly go for 180,000.
Compare the mileage to the price
Don’t get caught up in looking for low mileage while shopping for a used model. Price should always be a factor. A guide like Kelley Blue Book can help you determine a vehicle’s worth compared to its age, mileage, and condition, and help you find a great deal.
At Village Motors of Conover, our only goal is to make your car-buying experience stress-free and to do everything to make sure you find a great deal on a model that works for you. If you’re in the market for a high-quality new-to-you vehicle, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit and peruse our lot.