Greg Your Car Angel describes in detail why Highway Miles are so important in a used car purchase. Breaking the myth of buying a car with low miles and why you should know this before buying a used car. Everything from cold starts, cold transmission shifts and condensation burn off events and exhaust corrosion is covered in this video.


    • Toolmaker

      Excellent education for the public buyer. Solid reasons. Someday car makers may use a computer to preform records of just how many times all these components are used. From the number of uses of each component/accessory engineers can formula an other number. This number can serve as a grade to understand just how much actual ware is on the entire car itself. Furthermore this system can be made an industry standard for all cars. Records can be stored upon the cars computer together with an online record available to any prospective buyer. Its about time manufacture do something like this.

      about 1 year ago
    • J. D. Schultz, Sr.
      J. D. Schultz, Sr. In reply to Toolmaker

      From a consumer standpoint, you have a very good idea. If John Z. DeLorean were alive today, I would pitch it to him.
      Being from Detroit and driving since the early 60s, we just bought our 3rd new car 1 year ago, and are cautiously dazzled by the electronics.
      It's great being able to track of speed, distance, in seconds from the vehicle ahead, lane dicipline, collision avoidance mileage, ECT. but it gets kinda creepy when an on-board, pre-programmed message shows up, "MAINTENANCE REQUIRED." It doesn't disable our diving, and we CAN turn it off, but it shows up, each time the engine is started, and is only shut off during the DEALER maintenance.

      Since the electronics in my car monitors the performance of many systems and components and posts notices when maintenance is due, when will somebody in Tokyo decide to make my car inoperable until I pay my "maintenance required" ransom?

      While I quite agree that sophisticated monitoring COULD help keep vehicles on the road much longer, I am skeptical that there is more incentive for the take my $$ than to maximize vehicle life.

      about 1 month ago
    • raulio81
      raulio81 In reply to Toolmaker

      Nope, we are living in capitalism, remember. Components are just gonna fall apart. No inspection needed. Videos like this are so outdated that I don't believe what I'm watching.

      about 3 months ago
    • Georgie b
      Georgie b In reply to Toolmaker

      High Miles = bad.

      about 4 months ago
    • Chop Chop
      Chop Chop In reply to Toolmaker

      @Shaun Ashment Your statement that the ICE will be very niche in 10 years is, in my opinion incorrect. It is too fast. Big oil companies have elaborate strategies to stay relevant. One thing that never ends with the ICE is that car manufacturers are always looking at engineering more efficiencies into their product. And the ICE has lots more give. Don't forget that their are alternative fuels such as hydrogen and also alternatives such as fuel cells in hybrids. While I would like to see a quick change as well, it just won't be able to happen. As well, a large percentage of our population live in condominiums that simply did not build the extra energy requirements needed to charge multiple cars at once into their systems. I think that we will probably see the ICE for many years yet. Think about the majority of under developed countries that don't have the available electricity. Just a thought.

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Brown
      Michael Brown In reply to Toolmaker

      Good suggestion, but everything they do adds cost to the vehicle, while most of this can be software dependent, it'll still add cost. Probably by the time this can be implemented cars will be mostly electric and self driving. I mention electric cars because very few of these issues apply to them.

      about 7 months ago
    • adrian avram
      adrian avram

      cold starts are not a issue for some new european cars if they have oil filter with one way -so engine is not dry-so video is for junk american cars

      about 4 days ago
    • PRASHANTH H N h n
      PRASHANTH H N h n

      The time is constantly 4:20 over the video

      about 6 days ago
    • craig burts
      craig burts

      You make some very good points but it is hard taking you seriously with that awful ponytail.

      about 6 days ago
    • Michael Gray
      Michael Gray

      Yeah yeah but how would you know

      about 7 days ago
    • Stern Bratislaw
      Stern Bratislaw

      This dude is like Jordan Peterson for cars

      about 11 days ago
    • cockergrabber

      7:57 jordan peterson

      about 16 days ago
    • martysk8r

      Why aren't cars made with an electric oil pump that starts before the engine starts? Inquiring minds want to know.

      about 20 days ago
    • Daniel

      Why don’t manufacturers design an electric oil pump that coats the cylinders immediately prior to engine start? Wouldn’t that dramatically reduce wear?

      about 20 days ago
    • George B
      George B

      I'm thinking 5k max oil changes, a good quality filter, PCV valve and air filter replaced when it's supposed to be, and me personally, Marvel Mystery Oil. In the oil AND the gas tank. And don't rag on the engine. Do that and you'll get 300k plus. 👍🇺🇸

      about 22 days ago
    • Scott Downey
      Scott Downey

      car is started twice though driving there, then driving home, so 10 cold starts is really 20, and its 200 for the Sue car.

      about 25 days ago
    • Matthew Sherborne
      Matthew Sherborne

      So why do newer cars have that 'auto turn off the engine when you stay stopped' ? Does that not affect things because the oil is already in the engine ?

      about 25 days ago
    • Alexander Bobrovitskiy
      Alexander Bobrovitskiy

      Excellent! Very Smart! Thank you!

      about 26 days ago
    • Crooked Level
      Crooked Level

      How about buying a car that was involved in bank robberies? “Roberry miles”

      about 27 days ago
    • scooter500

      Well, maybe they were using the vehicle for delivery... of kids ... or Amazon... or uber. I'll check your other video though

      about 28 days ago
    • 123 456
      123 456

      City Sue is a fucking whore.

      about 1 month ago
    • 123 456
      123 456

      For sale 2010 ford f150 217,000 miles, only driven by my grandmother to and from church, she live 200 miles from church

      about 1 month ago
    • Jochen Stacker
      Jochen Stacker

      What people also fail to take into account is maintenance beyond oil changes.
      A car with over 200000 miles could have had brakes, shocks, clutch and the exhaust system replaced. And a car with less than 100000 could have none of that replaced.
      You'd pay more for the car with lower miles and then have to replace all the above.
      I'd buy the better maintained, high mileage car anytime. But only once you know for definite what's been replaced. Backed up by receipt for parts and/or invoice from the garage.
      A half-assed "yeah, sure, she's had all that done", walk away.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rebel Withacause
      Rebel Withacause

      How does a hybrid compare with your reasons?

      about 1 month ago
    • Mark Shamy
      Mark Shamy

      For the most part, "highway" vs "city" miles will not apply to hybrid vehicles.

      about 1 month ago
    • William Stewart
      William Stewart

      7 to 1?

      The wear and tear ratio.

      about 1 month ago
    • narayana murty
      narayana murty

      Does this mean that vehicles having automatic stop and start function does have even less miles than normal cars?

      about 1 month ago
    • Crystena Hemingway
      Crystena Hemingway

      nice clock : )

      about 1 month ago
    • J Hancock
      J Hancock

      Good video. It would help if cars had an “hours operated” meter in addition to the odometer. Where I live, people love to let their cars idle in the parking lots. Perfect example of low miles but lots of wear and tear on the engine.

      about 1 month ago
    • pmgmail

      Great information! I should think logically about these things myself instead of listening to others reg miles only..👍

      about 1 month ago
    • TheBenjammin5150

      Every single car on Craigslist is "all highway miles" lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Teresa Pait
      Teresa Pait

      What is the best car for city sue? i need a car to run around town with many stop and goes for a delivery service? thanks

      about 2 months ago
    • John Smith
      John Smith

      I think we should mention too that *All major brand car manufactures (everyday people cars) have raised their oil change intervals

      More idling with dirty oil for City Sue too.

      Personally i just have been impatient sometimes and change the oil before 3k but my car only takes three quarts so ha no biggie there.

      about 2 months ago
    • Marilyn Charest
      Marilyn Charest

      Very good

      about 2 months ago
    • Sigi Hale
      Sigi Hale

      Yea ... but you're normalizing to miles driven. If your normalize to time ... say 1 week. Both have exactly the same number of cold-starts (10). Howard has 500 miles. Sue has 50 miles. Whose car would you rather buy after 1 week of use? The point is that both 'age of car' (proxy measure for cold-starts) + mileage have to be considered. I think what you've actually taught us is... high mileage is not necessarily bad if it's linked to few 'cold starts' (i.e., young age), while low mileage is almost always good, unless you come across some strange situation where a car is being frequently turned on & off with periods of cooling in-between (which seems unlikely).

      about 2 months ago