At what mileage should I buy a used car?

As a rule of thumb, higher mileage usually means a lower price. This is due to key features like parts, suspension components and other mechanisms are created to last for a set period. The longer a vehicle is used, the more wear and tear occurs on these features.

While a ten-year-old car is almost always less expensive than a three-year-old car, it is important to consider its odometer and the type of miles that have been racked up behind the wheel. Generally, 12,000-15,000 miles per year is considered average. A higher mileage usually means more wear and tear, with parts like brake pads and batteries needing to be replaced.

However, a high mileage isn’t the only determining factor when buying a used car. Other things such as how well it has been maintained are equally as important to consider. For example, a five-year-old car would ideally have 50,000 miles or less on its odometer. If a car’s mileage is far larger than the average, then you will have to take a deeper look at the car’s history. However, calculating what is considered “high mileage” for a used car can be difficult as it differs so much on a case-by-case basis depending on the brand and model.

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You can trust us to help you find a used car that’s perfect for your needs. We’re an authorised representative for a wide range of award-winning car manufacturers, providing you with an unparalleled choice of quality used vehicles, currently for sale. Our high standards ensure you receive the best possible service when you purchase with us, ensuring peace of mind when you drive away with your new used car.

Our network of dealers represents a collection of world-renowned manufacturers, who retail their vehicles through us. We have over 100 showroom locations across the UK, where you can find quality used cars and first-class support and service from our team of experts.

We're a dealer for famous manufacturers, who provide comfortable and convenient family cars, including Ford, Kia, Renault, Skoda and Vauxhall. Lookers also represents some of the best premium and manufacturers, such as Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, BMW and many more.

This huge variety of vehicle types and specifications are waiting for you. From hatchbacks and people carriers to saloons and sports cars, we sell used electric, petrol and hybrid vehicles that meet the needs of all our customers – at competitive prices.

Every approved used and nearly new car we retail has passed numerous checks and tests, to give you complete peace of mind when you buy.

Take a look at the range of used cars and ex-demo or low mileage cars available across the U.K. Including:

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