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Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Equal Peace of Mind

If you are in the market for a new car, used car, or certified pre-owned Toyota Baltimore, there are plenty of reasons that a certified pre-owner makes a great option.

If you have never looked at a certified pre-owned car before, let me tell you about them.  They are newer cars with lower mileage and they are in great shape!  Toyota dealers put the vehicles through a rigid 160-point inspection process.  Only the best cars get the Certified Pre-Owned designation.  Anything that is wrong is fixed before it goes on sale. 

Peace of Mind

Certified Pre-Owned vehicles will come with a longer warranty than a typical used car.  It includes roadside assistance and a guarantee that any authorized manufacturer dealership nationwide will handle a warranty repair. 

The Toyota Pre-Owned Certification

Here’s what you get in a vehicle that makes the grade to be part of the Toyota Certified Pre-Owned program:

  1. A 12-month / 12,000-mile comprehensive warranty.  This warranty will cover repair or replacement of parts that break down from material or workmanship defects under normal driving use.
  2. A 7-year / 100,000-mile limited warranty on the powertrain
  3. 12 months of roadside assistance in case of a break down
  4. Extended warranty coverage that is transferable to a new owner if you were to sell
  5. Nationwide warranty work – at any of Toyota’s authorized dealerships

The Cost Of Buying A Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

A Certified Pre-Owned vehicle will cost slightly more than a used car that hasn’t been certified.  You would expect it to because you are getting a better caliber of vehicle that’s been certified and carries a warranty.  Compared to a brand new vehicle, though, a Certified Pre-Owned car will be priced dramatically lower than a comparable new car.  Pricing may allow you to buy more of a luxury vehicle as a Certified Pre-Owned than you could afford in a new model.  Even a fully-equipped economy car might be more expensive than a Certified Pre-Owned luxury vehicle.

Resale Value

Certified Pre-Owned vehicles tend to have higher resale values.  So if it’s time to trade it in next time, it may help your bottom line.

Make Sure You Know What You Are Buying

If you are looking for a certified pre-owned Toyota Baltimore or anywhere, make sure you are clear on the type of certification a dealer is offering. Some vehicles are certified by the dealer standards – which means they will handle issues after the sale.  If the dealer has put it through the factory certification, it will carry the official Certified Pre-Owner seal from the manufacturer.  This means service nationwide at manufacturer dealerships. 

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