A certified used vehicle is a cost-effective option for many people
August 27 2015, Marie-Andrée Boisvert
When evaluating a used car, car dealers carefully assess the quality and reliability of cars they are considering. Many of them have very rigourous certification programs that protect not only the dealer, but also future buyers. Your future vehicle has been inspected and may come equipped with additional warranties.
Cars that do not pass the minimum requirements of the certification program are auctioned. Buyers who purchase directly from auctions believe they are saving money on the same car model: they check on the internet and compare vehicles and prices, but this can be misleading. The decision to buy a vehicle directly at auction in order to save a few hundred dollars could cost you dearly in the end.
By buying a certified used vehicle, customers buy the peace of mind of a new vehicle, but may also enjoy the benefits of luxury options that are often included at a reasonable price.
Finally, with the advent of car rentals with major automotive banners certification programs, the option to purchase is often a wise choice. Those who tell you otherwise may not have an actual certification program or rather a substitute.