Why Buy A Certified Pre-Owned Toyota

July 30th, 2021 by

Certified Pre-Owned Toyota

Going to a private seller for a used car can be time-consuming and unsuccessful. When you purchase a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Toyota, you can feel confident knowing that your vehicle has been thoroughly inspected, reconditioned, and has warranty coverage. If you’re looking for a new car but are on a tight budget, purchasing a CPO can give you the best of both worlds. They offer the security, quality, and reliability of a new vehicle without the hefty price tag. 


What does Certified Pre-Owned mean? 

Certified Pre-Owned is a stamp of approval signifying that a vehicle has passed a 160-point inspection, has low mileage, a clean title, and is under a certain age.


What is the difference between pre-owned and Certified Pre-Owned?  

While all our pre-owned vehicles are inspected for quality, CPOs undergo an especially rigorous vetting process. In addition, our Certified Pre-Owned Toyota vehicles come with perks and benefits similar to that of a new car. For example, CPO Toyota’s include a 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty and roadside assistance.


How are Toyotas certified?

For a Toyota to qualify as Certified Pre-Owned, it must be 6 years or newer and have less than 85,000 miles. From there, the vehicle undergoes a meticulous 160-point inspection and a review of the car’s history. This process ensures only the most reliable cars earn the Certified Pre-Owned title. 


What are the perks of owning a Certified Pre-Owned Toyota? 

There are many benefits to purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Toyota, starting with the warranty coverage. Every CPO Toyota comes with a 1 year or 12,000-mile Comprehensive Warranty, as well as a 7 year or 100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. Drive with peace of mind knowing that all repairs will be covered entirely in the event of a mechanical failure. 

There are many perks to owning a CPO Toyota. To summarize, here is what drivers can expect: 

  • 1-year/12,000-mile Comprehensive Warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
  • 7 year/100,00-mile 24 Hour Roadside Assistance
  • 160-Point Inspection
  • CARFAX Vehicle History Report
  • Standard New-Car Financing Rates Available
  • Reconditioned by Toyota-trained technicians using OEM parts
  • Warranty honored at over 1,400 Toyota dealers in the U.S. and Canada
  • Trade-ins accepted
  • Trouble-free handling of your transaction, including DMV paperwork
  • Extended warranty coverage transferable at no cost for added resale value


What is the CarFax Vehicle History Report?

The CarFax Vehicle History Report compiles data from thousands of sources to give an accurate picture of your car’s history. Information such as the number of past owners, past accidents, title history, flood damage, and much more are included in this report. If any problems are identified, it may disqualify a vehicle from becoming certified.


What services are included in the 24 Hour Roadside Assistance Program?

This covers most services, including flat tires, lockout service, and jump-starts. It also covers fuel delivery for up to 3 gallons, no more than 2 times per month. In the event of a mechanical breakdown or collision recovery, roadside assistance will tow your vehicle to the nearest Toyota dealership. Roadside assistance is available in the continental U.S. and Canada.


What is inspected during the 160-point inspection? 

Our mechanics check everything from the engine to the electrical system to make sure each car meets our standards. The inspection includes:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Emissions
  • Fuel
  • Brakes
  • Electrical
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Cooling
  • Exhaust
  • Heater & Air Conditioner
  • Road Test
  • Appearance, Body & Structural



What parts are covered in the Certified Pre-Owned Toyota Limited Powertrain Warranty?

This warranty covers 600 plus parts and components, including the engine, transmission, and powertrain. 

United Toyota Imperial has a vast selection of Certified Pre-Owned Toyota vehicles ready to take home. Check our extensive inventory online or visit us in-store. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us online.

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