Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Is that too miles on this car

asked by on

Looking at used mercedes ml550 with 104,000 miles. Is that to many miles on this car?

My car has 104000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Mileage is just a number. When looking to p...

Mileage is just a number. When looking to purchase a used vehicle, it is important to look at the entire vehicle along with that number. A vehicle that is 7 years old with 100k should run great if the previous owner kept up on the vehicles maintenance. Always ask for services records. This shows the vehicle was cared for and may weigh in your decision of making an investment.

Get a good look at the tires on the vehicle. They are essential and will be an added expense if they need to be purchased soon after buying the vehicle. If you’re acquiring this vehicle at a dealership or car lot, sometimes you can work a deal and agree to buy the vehicle if new tires are installed at the time of purchase for example.

Take the car for a good test drive. Make left and right turns, shift through all the gears. A Mercedes is a luxury vehicle, so it should feel like you’re driving one. If you are unsure of anything, contact a certified mechanic who can perform a prepurchase inspection of the vehicle for you. They will have the experience, knowledge, and a trained eye to inspect a vehicle you’re interesting in purchasing and advising you on the condition of the vehicle and if anything needs attention.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Heard a pop under hood while driving and my car suddenly started running hot.

The first thing I would do is to open the hood and do a visual inspection. Look for a broken drive belt, or something else broken like a pulley or presence of fluid leaks. The loud pop and overheating symptoms...

Q: The car has an autocheck report of 90.

Hey there. Failing the emission test is less of a concern than failing a safety inspection. Emission testing failure could be as simple and innocuous as the car having a loose gas cap and setting a DTC. But...

Q: Command screen black logo. 2005 Mercedes Benz E55

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2005 Mercedes Benz E55 AMG. You may have to have the radio command unit reset and reprogrammed by the dealer using the latest software. They will have to reprogram the unit to...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.