Ever wonder what the difference is between a pre-owned vehicle and a certified pre-owned vehicle? You see the sign advertising that the car you’re looking at is “certified pre owned” but what does that actually mean? Is it worth the extra cost? The short answer is yes but let’s explore why.
First off a certified pre owned car is a vehicle that has been through an intense and deliberate inspection by a Toyota trained technician. This is to ensure that any problems with the car are fixed BEFORE it goes on the market. Any recalls, manufacture flaws or other problems will be addressed and fixed before the car leaves the lot. So when purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle you are assured that the car has been properly and thoroughly inspected and maintained to fit today’s top safety standards.
Second, when purchasing a certified pre-owned car you are instantly purchasing a vehicle with some much needed add ons. For example if you purchase a certified pre-owned Toyota vehicle it automatically comes with a one-year / 12,000 mile warranty form the day you purchase the car. Certified Toyota’s even come with one year roadside assistance which can really save you in a bind. Not certified pre-owned cars will typically carry out the original warranty that came with the vehicle but those are most often expired by the time the car has been resold.
So is it worth it to purchase a certified pre-owned Toyota? Yes! Though vehicles made by Toyota are meant to be reliable and last longer than ever, having an extended warranty as well as a year of free roadside assistance is well worth the minimal additional cost. The multi point inspection a certified pre-owned vehicle goes through also insures that there will be no immediate problems with the car and will put your mind at ease for a long time to come.
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