Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from a Dealership Longview WA

by | Apr 16, 2013 | Automotive


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The time will come when you need to replace your current vehicle. When you head to a Dealership Longview WA, you’ll find that you have more choices than ever before. Many cars which used to be sold as used vehicles are now designated certified pre-owned. A vehicle with this designation is a top-quality, inspected vehicle that was previously owned by someone else and is now being sold with a manufacturer’s warranty.

In the past, luxury vehicles were sold this way to help deal with the large volume of off-lease vehicles sitting at any Dealerships in Longview WA. As these vehicles came with low mileage and were in great shape, manufacturers decided to create a program to improve the overall purchase and ownership experience. When a vehicle that meets the criteria arrives at the dealership, it is ‘refurbished’ before being offered for sale with special financing and a warranty.

To qualify as a Honda certified used car, the vehicle must be six model years or newer and cannot have more than 80,000 miles. When the vehicle is purchased, it comes with a 12 month or 12,000 mile warranty, whichever comes first. This warranty doesn’t go into effect until after the new car warranty expires or from the purchase date of the certified vehicle. The vehicle also comes with a seven year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, whichever comes first, from the original in-service date.

To make certified pre-owned cars even more attractive to buyers, Honda throws in 24 hour roadside assistance and a vehicle history report. The warranty deductible for these cars is $0 and the car undergoes a 150 point vehicle check. Drivers feel confident knowing they are getting a car that will last for years to come.

There are many advantages to purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle. Owners who choose to purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle get peace of mind, knowing this car has undergone a thorough inspection by a Honda trained technician. The car has been pre-inspected and comes with a warranty. Although a certified pre-owned car does cost more than other used cars, many drivers find the extra cost to be justified. Compare traditional used cars with certified pre-owned models to determine which is right for your needs.

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