*This is a sponsored article by Toyota of Clermont*
So you're shopping for an Orlando used car. What kinds of questions are you asking the sellers? If you're prepared, then you're probably asking about mileage. After all, it's an important aspect of the car you're thinking about buying. High mileage cars tend to require a bit more maintenance and could cost you more in repairs, and they also tend to have a shorter lifespan. However, the number isn't the only thing you should ask about when considering mileage; you should also consider the TYPE of mileage that's been put on the car.
Highway miles: Are they really worse?
- Yes, you're moving at high speeds, but you're moving at constant speeds. This is better for your engine, your transmission, and your brakes and also improves your fuel efficiency so you get more bang for your buck.
- You're also doing your battery and alternator a favor – long highway drives give them more time to charge adequately.
- Highway miles tend to be over smoother surfaces – there aren't as many potholes and not as much road construction, and you're also typically further away from other vehicles. All of this means less chance of an accident AND less stress on your suspension.
City miles: Should they be cause for concern?
- City miles (and suburbia miles) are usually stop-and-go, whether it's from traffic or from stoplights and stop signs. This means more work for your engine, your transmission and your brakes. It also means you won't get the fuel efficiency you deserve.
- City drive times are also more likely to have things like potholes, construction, and curbs – which means more possible damage to your suspension.
- When you're driving in the city, you're a lot closer to other vehicles so you have a higher chance of getting into a collision… and who wants that?
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