The Value of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Driving a certified pre-owned vehicle means satisfaction, peace of mind and safety for all your concerns when buying a used vehicle. Certified pre-owned vehicles will have a maximum mileage care warranty, including both a limited power train warranty and a lifetime certified upgrade plan. This offering should never fall short of those key factors.

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Never buy a certified pre-owned vehicle if it hasn’t been put through a 125-point inspection. This inspection means the dealership has put the vehicle to the test with a highly detailed 125-point inspection, one that includes qualification standards, mechanical standards, ownership materials, maintenance standards, details and appearance standards. Also, if you happen to have car problems and need to have your car serviced, then most certified pre-owned offers will include car rental allowance.

You should always inquire about a Carfax vehicle history report, which documents of the vehicles clear of any prior title obligations. A Carfax vehicle history report will also help you avoid buying a used car with DMV-reported incidents, such as flood damage, fire, salvage title, odometer problems or lemon law history. Only the best dealerships offer roadside coverage, that which includes 24-hour flat tire service, gas delivery, battery jump assistance and more importantly lockout service. Let’s face it, sometimes we are forgetful, and being locked out of your car on a cold night is no fun.

If you’re planning on buying a used vehicle, then you will want to consider buying a certified pre-owned vehicle before buying from a private owner.

Joby Schraier is tasked with the co-approval and recommendation to higher level lenders requested beyond the authority levels established. He handles ensuring that all necessary documentation and statements for assigned dealers is obtained on a timely basis, and each dealer line is approved through the Dealer Review process annually.