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What is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

There are plenty of horror stories about used cars. You might have heard about a friend or relative who bought a used car and it broke down a few days later. Used cars can feel like a big risk, but they are often the most affordable option.

It feels like you have a better chance of winning the lottery than finding a used car that is in good condition. Playing a guessing game is not something you want to do when you’re buying a car. It would be a lot easier if there was a guarantee for used cars. Toyota has a certified pre-owned program that can give you that quality guarantee you’re after.

Toyota Certified Pre-Owned Program

So, what’s between a pre-owned vehicle and a certified pre-owned vehicle? Well, a pre-owned vehicle is essentially any used car on the lot. A certified pre-owned is much more than just another used car. These cars have been put through a rigorous inspection to make sure it’s in good condition. We want you to be confident this car will last, so our technicians pour over every detail of a car. If it doesn’t pass our inspection, it doesn’t become a certified pre-owned. Toyota certified pre-owned vehicles also can’t be over six years old or have more than 85,000 miles on them.

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The inspection is nice, but it’s not the only benefit that buying a certified pre-owned vehicle provides. These vehicles also come with a warranty and a host of other benefits. There is a 12-month/12,000-mile limited comprehensive warranty as well as a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. A certified pre-owned vehicle also comes with a year of roadside assistance and a free CarFax history report.


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Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles in Yuma, AZ

You can find out more about the certified pre-owned vehicle program at Alexander Toyota here. If you have any questions, then give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.