Question: What Mileage Do Cars Start Having Problems?

Most vehicle engine and transmission life is around 150k or more.

These days if you keep on the maintenance well you can get them up to 300k or more.

Age is more of a factor if you buy a new or new used car that’s around 3 years.

I started having issues at 16 years old.

How many is too many miles on a car?

One rule of thumb to keep in mind, especially when looking at reports like Carfax or AutoCheck, is that 15,000 miles per year is considered to be the industry average. Therefore, if you’re looking at a vehicle that is ten years old, it’s not unreasonable for it to have 100,000 to 150,000 miles on it.

At what mileage does a car die?

Many cars will have no trouble passing 200,000 miles without any significant issues — while many others still adhere to the 100,000-mile cutoff.

Is it okay to buy a car with 100 000 miles?

The biggest risks with a car at 100,000 miles are deferred maintenance, or upcoming maintenance. Deferred maintenance is things the original owner should have done, but might have skipped or skimped on. Oil changes, fluid flushes and the like. If the oil wasn’t changed for 100,000 miles, the engine might fail soon.

What is bad mileage on a car?

Of course, some cars are driven less than that, but many are driven much more due to long commuting distance. For example, a car manufactured in 2002 with a mileage of about 60,000 is considered fine in 2007. If a car has 110,000 miles or more, it is better to avoid purchasing it.

Can a car last 500000 miles?

Within reason, most any vehicle built today could last 500,000 miles. Within reason, most any vehicle built today could last 500,000 miles. There are exceptions, of course. Some cars are so shoddily built, they will be lucky to last 50,000 miles.

Can a car last 300000 miles?

Making a Car Last for 300,000 Miles Is Totally Possible — Here’s How. Ah, the feel of the open road. A person could drive 30,000 miles a year (the average is 15,000) and rack up miles pretty quickly, but someone who drives very little will still see their car age when the interior fades and rubber parts begin to dry.