Why Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Toyota

usedIf you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, consider a Certified Pre-Owned Toyota. Getting a certified vehicle helps ensure that you get one that is going to run for years to come. These vehicles come with a number of benefits that you should consider before making your next car purchase.


Toyota Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with warranties. If there is an issue with the car, these warranties help you get the problem fixed more quickly and easily. With a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, you’ll get a 12-month/12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty. You’ll also get a seven-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. The comprehensive warranty covers replacements or repairs of components that fail under normal use or due to defects in the workmanship or materials. It’s important to note that both warranties cover the time frame or mileage, whichever comes first. In addition, the powertrain warranty is from the original date of first purchase.

Roadside Assistance

Get peace of mind when you buy a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from Toyota with the roadside assistance program. You’ll get one year of assistance from the date that you purchase the vehicle. This roadside assistance covers most services, including lockout service, flat tires, fuel delivery, towing, and jump starts. You can get more information on the roadside assistance and exactly what it covers through your dealership. You’ll know that even if you have an issue on the road, you can get help. It’s good to know that this assistance is available anywhere in the continental United States.

Inspection and History

All Toyota Certified Pre-Owned vehicles go through a rigorous 160-point quality assurance inspection. This inspection is to help identify if there are any issues that would keep the car from being placed in the Certified Pre-Owned program. While going through the inspection, a Toyota-trained technician ensures that the car is not only safe to drive, it is also in good condition. Some of the vehicle’s items that get checked include brakes, interior condition and appearance, transmission, audio and alarm system, and tires and suspension, among several others.

In addition to the vehicle inspection, you’ll get a CARFAX Vehicle History Report, which gives you information on service the car has received and any accidents or incidents the vehicle was reported in. This gives you a more complete picture of the vehicle’s history.

Financing Rates

Because the cars in Toyota’s Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle program go through such a rigorous process, these vehicles are eligible for new car financing rates. This helps you save money over time, since you can get a better interest rate than if you were to choose a different pre-owned vehicle. As with all credit applications, keep in mind that not all buyers will qualify for the noted rates. These rates also do not apply for subvented rates or new car specials.

Buying a pre-owned vehicle doesn’t have to be stressful. Check out the Toyota Certified Pre-Owned vehicles available and schedule a test drive. You’ll find that the vehicles that make it into this program offer you the best benefits and make your car buying experience easy.

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