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Should I buy a Toyota certified used car?

Benefits of buying a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle

Today, there are countless options for buying a new or used vehicle. After factoring out your budget, it can make sense to go for a used vehicle.  When it comes to used cars, there’s what you find at private dealers, on the side of the road, a Craigslist find, and just about what seems like a million and one odd websites to find one on. The problem with most of these used car sources is their inherent lack of transparency. A great solution to this dilemma is purchasing a certified used car. Whether it’s the great warranty or the thorough Toyota Certified Used Vehicle certification process, there are many benefits of buying a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle. Here at Ackerman Toyota, we want to help you make the most informed decision possible when it comes to your new or used vehicle, so read ahead to learn more about this great option from Toyota!

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Toyota Certified Used Vehicle certification process


For a vehicle to become Toyota Certified, it must meet certain high standards to even begin the process of getting it back on the sales lot. Each candidate for certification can be a current model year vehicle, up to and including six year old models, with 85,000 miles or less on the odometer. Toyota then reviews a CARFAX history report to ensure only the best vehicles are Toyota Certified. The car is then ready for the 160-point inspection Toyota-certified technicians perform to get it ready for sale. All worn parts are then reconditioned or replaced to meet Toyota’s high standards. Toyota takes every step to ensure that their certified pre-owned vehicles match the quality of a new vehicle.

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Benefits of the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Warranty


Toyota makes sure that the new and used cars they sell are up to the highest standards. To further cement its quality guarantee, Toyota provides the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Warranty on all certified used vehicles. The main benefits of the benefits of the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Warranty are a 12 month/12,000 mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty, a 7 year/ 100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, and one year of Toyota Roadside Assistance. These great benefits just scratch the service, not to mention the great special low financing rates for certified used Toyotas.

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Ackerman Toyota is here to help you no matter the kind of car you hope to buy. We are here to help you make the most informed decision possible, so we can ensure you drive off in the vehicle of your dreams. We have a full selection of new Toyota vehicles and an extensive selection of all makes and models of used cars in Saint Louis MO. Stop by and see us today.

Visit Ackerman Toyota to check out our Toyota Certified Used Vehicles or schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel today!