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Certified pre-owned vehicles offer additional value, peace of mind

Benefits of buying a certified pre-owned Toyota 

Toyota is one of the most prolific producers of automobiles in the world. The manufacturer’s vehicles are routinely the best in each class they occupy. In fact, the reliable nature of Toyota vehicles is so ingrained that those cars, trucks and SUVs often go on to serve more than one owner. There are several reasons why purchasing a used car is a better option for a Toyota of Decatur customer versus taking a new model home. At the top of the secondary vehicle market available at the dealership is the lineup of Toyota Certified Used Vehicles. If you’re curious about the benefits of buying a certified pre-owned Toyota, the team at Toyota of Decatur is here to help. Let’s take a look at some information you might need. 

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What does Toyota certified used actually mean? 

While there are a lot of pre-owned Toyota vehicles available at Toyota of Decatur, not all of them are part of the certification program. For a vehicle to even begin the process, it must be no more than six years removed from the current model year and have no more than 85,000 miles on the odometer. From there, the vehicle will be put through a rigorous 160-point inspection that will cover just about every nut, bolt and square inch of that Toyota model. Hybrid vehicles will go through a 174-point inspection. 

Why are certified pre-owned vehicles a good buy? 

Among the many reasons why people choose to buy new vehicles, is that they are protected by a Toyota warranty. While those warranties are transferable to secondary owners, when the time or mileage is used up, that’s it. However, Toyota certified pre-owned vehicles are also covered by their own warranty programs, a 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive warranty and a seven-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. 

Additionally, each Toyota certified pre-owned vehicle also comes with a free year of roadside assistance and a free CARFAX® vehicle history report. 

If you have questions about the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Program, make an appointment with a Toyota of Decatur product expert today.