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August 19, 2023

What to Look Out For Aside from the Vehicle’s Mileage

If you’re in the market for a used car, one of your top considerations is likely the vehicle’s mileage. After all, it stands to reason that the more miles a car has amassed, the more wear and tear it has gone through. But, where is the balance between finding a good deal and avoiding an unreliable vehicle? At what point should you pass up buying a car with too many miles?

Surprisingly, the answer isn’t as straightforward as you’d expect. Several factors come into play when deciding if a used car with high mileage is worth investing in or not.

Veteran Car Donations is here to provide you with some helpful tips when making a pre-owned vehicle purchase so you can get your money’s worth.


Key Factors to Consider

So, how many miles is considered “good” for a used car? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. A lot depends on the make and model of the car, as well as how well it’s been maintained.

As a general rule, however, most cars are designed to last for around 100,000 to 200,000 miles, assuming they’ve been well taken care of. Some cars last much longer than that, while others start to experience major problems well before they hit the 100,000-mile mark.

When considering a used car with high mileage, it’s important to factor in the cost of maintenance and repairs. As a car gets older and has more miles on it, it’s likely to require more frequent repairs and replacements. That’s why you should be ready to face these costs if you decide to go for a high-mileage car.

Another thing to consider is the owner’s driving style. A car that’s been driven mostly on the highway will generally be in better condition than one that’s been driven mostly in stop-and-go traffic, as the former will generally experience less wear and tear than the latter.

In the end, the best way to determine whether a used high-mileage car is a good buy is to have it inspected by a qualified mechanic. They can help identify any potential problems with the car and give you an idea of what kind of maintenance and repairs you can expect in the future.

So, don’t stress too much about mileage when shopping for a used car. With a little bit of research and the right information, you’ll be able to find a car that’s a great fit for you and your needs.


You Can Turn Your Unwanted Car into Something That Will Make You Proud

If you have an old car that you haven’t driven for ages because of certain defects that are too costly to fix, know that you can turn it into something that will make you proud. How to do that? Donate it to us at Veteran Car Donations! We’ll use your donation to improve the lives of the disadvantaged and neglected veterans in your community.

Our team will have your car fixed the best way we can before selling it through an auction. We’ll then turn over the proceeds to reputable veteran nonprofit organizations that we have partnered with. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to providing support to former U.S. service members who are homeless and chronically unemployed as well as those suffering from service-connected disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health disorders.

Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other benefits.

Donating to us is extremely rewarding. Your charitable gift will entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season. We’ll also haul your vehicle away for free at a time and place of your preference anywhere in the United States.

Moreover, nothing will beat the uplifting sense of fulfillment you’ll experience, knowing that your donation will be used to help transform the lives of the suffering veterans and their families in your area.

We accept almost all vehicle types, including those that are no longer running. Head over to this page to learn what else you can donate aside from standard cars.

If you have any questions for us, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or message us here. Visit our FAQs page to learn more about our car donation program, including our quick and easy donation process.

Touch the Lives of Our Struggling Heroes Today!

While your old car may feel like a burden to you now, it can help transform the lives of the struggling veterans in your area. After everything they’ve done for our nation, they surely deserve the assistance. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!       

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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