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Certified Used Cars West Des Moines IA

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.

Superior Auto Sales
(515) 277-7710
835 Railroad Ave
West Des Moines, IA

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Access Auto Inc
(515) 331-7970
6206 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Stock Motors Inc
(515) 277-5000
1101 SW 63rd St
Des Moines, IA

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Auto World
(515) 279-1931
2400 Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Auto Outlet
(515) 299-4741
2423 Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Diamond Wholesale Auto
(515) 279-5858
511 Railroad Ave
West Des Moines, IA

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M & M Auto Brokers
(515) 282-0623
1338 21st St
Des Moines, IA

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World Of Wheels
(515) 309-3000
4650 Merle Hay Rd
Urbandale, IA

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Moss Motors
(515) 285-1760
4801 Fleur Dr
Des Moines, IA

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Car City Inc
(515) 278-4184
4550 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA

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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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