When looking to purchase a used vehicle, there are several factors you need to consider. You need to think about things like your daily driving and cargo needs, vehicle size and fuel economy. You’ll compare brands you like. When it comes to browsing through pre-owned vehicle inventory, the options and availability are endless. But it’s also important to know the history of the pre-owned vehicle. When shopping for your next ride, you may want to consider a certified pre-owned car. There are several advantages to owning a certified vehicle. So, before you purchase your next car, make sure you know all about what “certified pre-owned” means.
What Does “Certified Pre-Owned” Mean?
If a pre-owned vehicle is certified, it means that it has been thoroughly inspected to meet specific manufacturer and safety guidelines. If the vehicle meets these guidelines, it can come with benefits like extended warranty coverage, just as if it were a new car. You’ll also have access to other benefits like roadside assistance coverage or special financing rates. Certified guidelines are put in place by the vehicle manufacturer. Vehicle age and mileage are taken into consideration to fit guidelines as well.
Benefits of Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle
You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle has been thoroughly inspected prior to your purchase, and you won’t have to worry about unexpected repairs or safety malfunctions. Typically, certified pre-owned vehicles cost a bit more, but the time invested to inspect the vehicle and additional warranty coverage you receive provides a fair return on investment.
Beyond a detailed inspection, you’ll also receive a report of the vehicle’s history, including prior accident and repair information. You’ll be able to retrieve this information through a CARFAX report.
As Canada’s sole provider of vehicle history reports for most manufacturers, CARFAX provides you with the most comprehensive and reliable vehicle history report in Canada. If you’re looking to run a CARFAX report on a vehicle, click here. Certified pre-owned dealership inventory will come with a CARFAX report as well.
Vehicle history reports are extremely beneficial to you. They help you determine if the value of your car of choice is worth the sale price. It will also give you an idea of future costs you may incur with the vehicle, as a result of repairs, for example.
What are the Certified Pre-Owned Guidelines?
Each manufacturer lists the coverage you can expect with your certified pre-owned vehicle. The good news is that most manufacturers will offer the same coverage. So, no matter which brand you prefer, you know you’ll be getting the same standard of coverage across any brand. Coverage you can expect from a dealership’s certified pre-owned inventory includes:
- Limited Powertrain Warranty
- 100 + Point Inspection
- Exchange Privilege
- Vehicle History Report
- Attractive Finance Rates
- Roadside Assistance
Overall, purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle gives you many of the same advantages as buying a new car, but at a lower price. At The Humberview Group, we have an impressive inventory of 5000 new and certified pre-owned vehicles. With 17 brands represented across 20 stores, we’re confident that there’s a certified pre-owned vehicle for you.
Not only will you experience expansive vehicle options, you’ll also receive exceptional customer service. The Humberview Group aims to deliver you with one promise: to serve you better, each and every day. This promise means that you’ll always receive the very best experience when you do business with us. Whether you’re in to purchase your next vehicle or for maintenance, we promise to provide you with exceptional, honest and efficient service.
We invite you to browse our pre-owned inventory here. Visit us today at one of The Humberview Group dealerships. We’re excited to help you find your next certified pre-owned vehicle!
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