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There are plenty of used Chevy cars to pick from here at Heritage Chevrolet Buick, but how do you decide which pre-owned car is the right one for you? Most drivers make their decision based on a number of factors, including the age of the vehicle and mileage. 

Is one of these characteristics more important than the other? Let's take a closer look.  

Mileage 

Obviously, a low-mileage used car is going to look like a good deal. The fewer miles driven, the more driving a car has left to do, right? If it was well-maintained, that's often the case.  

However, you should also know that there is “good” mileage and “bad” mileage. Good mileage is highway driving, where a car can get up to speed and really fire on all cylinders. Short trips around town that might require a lot of braking and driving slowly can often be considered bad mileage. We'll come back to this in a second. 

Age 

Age is also important because newer cars often offer different features and updates that make a big difference. Newer vehicles often have more advanced tech, including driver assistance features that could help you avoid an accident. Newer engines are often more fuel-efficient as well, which can save you money over time.  

Mileage and Age 

When you take mileage and age together, you can try to determine if a used car has more good mileage than bad mileage on the odometer. Most drivers put around 12,000 to 15,000 miles on their car per year. A car with lots of good mileage on it should fall within that average.  

A 10-year old car with 130,000 miles on it? That's probably a lot of good mileage. An eight-year old car with 65,000 miles on it? That's not a vehicle that was driven that often, and it may have more bad mileage as a result.  

If you want to learn more about our used car selection, visit our Chevy dealers in Owings Mills. We'll answer any questions that you have! 

Categories: Pre-Owned Inventory