Used Cars and Mileage Burlington VT

How important is mileage when determining the value of a used car? Mileage is probably the single most important factor in determining the value of a used car. Consumer advocate Michael Royce explains. Free tips and advice.

Marks Auto
(802) 453-4794
73 Boro Hill Road
Monkton, VT
Services
Truck Auto Body,Used Car Dealers

T and R Trailer Sales
(802) 295-8788
421 Route 14
Hartford, VT
Services
SUV Repair,Van Dealers,Used Truck Dealers

Petes Auto
(802) 229-9268
172 Three Mile Bridge Road
Montpelier, VT
Services
Truck Auto Body,Truck Lettering,Used Car Dealers

Croteau Auto Parts
(802) 754-6920
1859 VT Rte 5A
Orleans, VT

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Bub's Used Cars
(802) 525-6520
Barton Orleans Rd
Barton, VT

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Lake Street Auto Service and Sales
(802) 524-9064
158 Lake Street
Saint Albans, VT
Services
Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,SUV Repair,Used Car Dealers

Marks Auto
(802) 453-4794
73 Boro Hill Road
Monkton, VT
Services
Truck Auto Body,Used Car Dealers

Westminster Auto Svc
(802) 722-4722
6156 US Rte 5
Westminster STA, VT

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Green Light Auto Sales
(802) 476-3815
176 Mill St
Barre, VT

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Billings Motors Home Sales
(802) 775-3335
130 S Main St
Rutland, VT

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Used Cars and Mileage

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I can only afford to spend $2,000 for a car. I know that anything I buy in that price range is going to have lots of miles on it. How important is the mileage on a used car?

Mileage is probably the single most important factor in determining the value of a used car. The "normal" mileage for a used car is about 12,000 miles for each year of its life. In other words, a five-year-old vehicle should have about 60,000 miles on its odometer. (In locales where people do a lot of driving, such as Southern California, this mileage allotment is increased to 15,000 miles per year.) So when looking for a used car, try to find a vehicle with the least amount of miles you can. If the mileage on the car is less than its "normal" allotment, then that vehicle may be a good buy. (Caution: "odometer tampering" is a growing problem nationwide. If you find a used car with very low miles on its odometer for its age, you have reason to be suspicious. Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed way to verify if the mileage on a vehicle's odometer is accurate or not.)

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