We have plenty of used cars for sale here at I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Smyrna, and some of them have high mileage readings on the odometer. That doesn’t mean that they’re bad or that they don’t have many more years of driving left to do.

However, a high mileage reading does mean that you’ll need to know what to look for when inspecting such a used vehicle.

A Maintenance History

If the previous owners kept track of the maintenance on this used car and you can tell that it was well taken care of, it’s more likely to be a good buy. A vehicle with no recorded maintenance history or one that comes with spotty records may be harder to justify buying.

“Good Mileage” Over “Bad Mileage”

Good mileage includes highway driving, where a vehicle can really run efficiently and fire on all cylinders. Bad mileage includes trips around town, where your car never really gets up to fast speeds and has to brake a lot.

Take a look at the age of the vehicle and keep in mind the average mileage drivers put on their cars each year, 12,000 to 15,000 miles. Then do some math.

A car that is 10 years old with 130,000 miles on it was driven an average amount and likely has plenty of good mileage on it. A car that’s eight years old with 70,000 miles on it wasn’t driven too much. It might have a lot of bad mileage on it.

A History Report

A vehicle history report will contain any other info you would want about a high-mileage used car, from title history to information about any accidents it’s been in!

If you’re looking for a used car that you can depend on, talk to our Dodge dealers in Delaware. We’ll make it easy to find a high-mileage used car that has much more driving to do!