So you’re shopping for a used car in Orlando and trying to make a list of requirements. You’ll probably think about things like size, make/model, fuel efficiency, and maybe safety and technology. However, have you considered what type of mileage you’re comfortable with? Mileage is an important factor to take into consideration when shopping for an Orlando used car, even more so than the age of the car! Cars can be older and still be in good condition, but high mileage may be a deal-breaker for some drivers. Let’s take a closer look!
What mileage milestones should you look for when used car shopping?
There are three main “milestone” marks when it comes to Orlando used car mileage. Now granted, these aren’t the only things you want to consider. You’ll also want to pull a CarFax history report to check for maintenance and accidents, and to verify the mileage. Additionally, you should always take a test drive and take a peek under the hood before you sign the dotted line. However, here are the three main marks you should consider before starting to shop for a used car in Orlando!
30,000 to 40,000 miles: At this point in a car’s life, it’s still relatively new! This is typically when a factory warranty ends (usually around 36,000 miles or three years). The thing to remember when you’re buying an Orlando used car in this mileage range is to check the maintenance logs – this is usually the point when the first round of things wear out (like tires and brakes) so you’ll need to replace them, and you may need more than just routine car maintenance at this point in a car’s life, too. Make sure this has been taken care of before you sign the dotted line!
60,000 to 70,000 miles: This is about the time that you MAY need a timing belt replacement in an Orlando used car, which can be pricey (even with our awesome auto service deals). You’ll definitely need tires and brakes at this point in the car’s life, so try to work that into the purchase and take it into mind when considering price! Additionally, make sure you check service records to ensure the car has been well taken care of, since it’s a bit older in terms of mileage!
100,000 miles: 100,000 miles is a pretty big milestone when it comes to a preowned car. At this point in its life, the value has decreased a lot in a buyer’s eyes even if the car is in relatively good condition. You may be able to get a steal of a deal on a car with this type of mileage, but be aware that 100,000 miles is a pretty significant amount and you may start to see more repairs crop up if the car hasn’t been maintained well enough!
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Have questions or want to start exploring our used vehicles for sale? Come on down and see us – we’re at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall! We can help you find the perfect ride!