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Certified Used Cars Gig Harbor WA

Certified used cars often make good deals, but cost extra. The higher cost is offset by the benefits of getting an inspection and warranty. . Most used car sales are sold "as is" and the buyer takes his chances. Certified pre-owned car programs offer less risk and greater peace of mind โ€” for a price.

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Certified Used Cars

A few short years ago there were only a handful of used car dealers who offered "certified cars" for sale. Now almost every major automobile manufacturer's dealers offers certified cars and sales are increasing every year.

Why all the excitement? In short, it's about reduced risk. Most used car sales are sold "as is" and the buyer takes his chances. Certified pre-owned car programs offer less risk and greater peace of mind โ€” for a price.

What is a certified used car?
A certified used car has been inspected and repaired according to manufacturer specifications before being placed on a dealer's used car lot. Although manufacturer's programs vary in specifics, all are fundamentally the same.

Before a vehicle can be certified, it must be a late model, have low mileage, and have no major damage.

Then each vehicle is inspected according to a detailed checklist that may contain 150 or more points of inspection, including engine and transmission, lights, airbags, power equipment, fluids, exhaust system, suspension, brakes, battery, tires and wheels, paint, trim, windows, doors, belts, hoses, alarm system, and more.

Even less critical items such as wipers, mirrors, interior lights, radio, gauges, and carpets can be on the list. A road test is typically performed to make sure there are no noises, vibrations, and squeaks that need attention.

Certified pre-owned cars are typically offered with warranties, although ...

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