What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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The low mileage used cars for sale on our lot are the first cars Sheridan shoppers tend to check out when they’re looking for used cars. Why? Because no one wants to buy a used car with too many miles on it. But what is considered high mileage on a used car nowadays? What is good mileage on a used car? We want you to make an informed buying decision. So, let’s talk about what constitutes good mileage for a used car.

What is Good Mileage For a Used Car? How Old is It?

What is considered high mileage for a used car is partly determined by its age. So, what is good mileage for a used car that is four years old? Well, typically, a car should accumulate no more than 12,000 to 15,000 miles in a year. That means that if the car was first put into service four years ago, it should have no more than 48,000 to 68,000 miles on the odometer. Otherwise, the vehicle has likely gone through a lot of wear and tear in a short amount of time, and may not last much longer on our Casper roads.

What is Considered High Mileage for a Used Car Depends on Its History.

Try to get the maintenance history of any used car you’re looking to buy if at all possible, as well as documentation like a CarFax. How regularly the car was serviced, how it was driven, and whether it was in any accidents can impact whether the miles on the odometer are too high. Here are some things to take into consideration when you’re shopping for a used car:

  • Has the car been regularly serviced? Ask if there is a maintenance record.
  • What kind of climates was the car driven in? Cold weather and salted roads like the ones around Cheyenne in the winter can really be tough on a vehicle.
  • Are the miles on the odometer highway or city miles? Highway miles are not nearly as rough on a car as city miles.
  • Has the car been in accidents?

Check Out the Low-Mileage Used Cars for Sale at Sheridan Honda 

You should take some of the low-mileage used cars for sale on our lot for a test drive. We have several priced under $10,000. In the meantime, check out our other buying tips, like our posts on how to trade in a car that is not paid off. We’re just down the road from Billings and would love to introduce you to your next car, so drop by today!


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