Are Lower-Mileage Used Cars Better?

June 16th, 2021 by

Used cars

There are lots of things to consider when shopping for used cars at Hillview Motors. We know some buyers see low mileage and automatically assume they are best. However, that isn’t always the case.

How Long Can a Used Car Last?

Consumer Reports show that used cars, on average, last up to 150,000 miles or eight years. However, there are lots of factors that can make that number significantly higher or lower.

Cars that are regularly maintained can often have an even longer lifespan. However, cars that have been involved in an accident, or not received all the repairs or maintenance it needs, can last even less.

Are Low-Mileage Used Cars Best?

Since every used car is different, buying a used car with low mileage isn’t necessarily better. Now, if you are comparing apples to apples, such as two used cars that are both well-cared for with clean histories, then yes, you’d want to consider the one with lower mileage.

After all, then you would be able to own it longer. It could also give it a better trade-in value down the road.

Do I Need a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

If you’re still feeling uncertain about the unpredictability of a used car, you will find the peace of mind you need with a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. They go through a meticulous 125-point inspection to ensure they have like-new quality you can trust.

They also include additional benefits such as:

  • 84-month/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty
  • Three-month/3,000-mile limited warranty (after new car warranty expires)
  • CARFAX® vehicle history report

Visit our used car dealership in Greensburg, PA to peruse our expansive used car inventory. We’d love to help you find just the vehicle you are looking for. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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