Miles Per Year

Q: I am looking at purchasing a used vehicle. What is a reasonable amount of miles a vehicle should accumulate per year?

A: The average driver puts on around 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year. When looking at used cars, try to determine the driving habits of the previous owner. Highway miles generally provide less wear on the vehicle’s engine and transmission than large amounts of stop and go city driving. Also, inspect the vehicle’s maintenance records to confirm that periodic maintenance has been performed.