We offer plenty of dependable pre-owned cars here at Honda of Grays Harbor. If you’re shopping for a pre-owned car, you most likely prioritize mileage above all else. After all, the lower the mileage on your pre-owned car, the longer it will last, right?
Mileage is important, but that’s not the only factor you should consider. Here’s what you need to keep in mind about low-mileage cars.
Low Mileage Isn’t Always a Good Sign
For the most part, it makes sense to assume that a car with fewer miles still has a lot of life left in it, but extremely low mileage can actually be problematic. A car with a surprisingly low number on the odometer may have been used only for short trips, and those aren’t as good for a vehicle.
Generally, you want a car that has been driven frequently. A car that drives between 12,000 and 15,000 miles per year is probably being used for a good mix of short and long trips. Take the age of the pre-owned car and see if its mileage is in a good range.
For example, if a car is five years old, having between 60,000 and 75,000 miles on the odometer is probably a good sign. It means that this was a car that was used frequently, so it was relied on and needed to be well cared for.
At the same time, 60,000 to 75,000 miles isn’t really that much for a modern car. A Honda vehicle with that kind of odometer reading has many miles left to travel.
Find a Dependable Pre-Owned Honda Today
If you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle that you can depend on, visit our Honda dealers in WA. We’ll help you find a Honda car, crossover, or SUV that suits your budget and driving needs!