Toyota cars and trucks are a great choice for getting around Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison. Whether you’re considering a new, used, or certified pre-owned model, they’re a reliable choice that you can count on.
So, what’s the difference between the used and certified pre-owned cars anyway? Ron Hibbard Toyota clears that up and shows you the benefits of both with this certified pre-owned vs. pre-owned comparison.
What is a Certified Pre-Owned Car?
For a vehicle to be classified as certified pre-owned by Toyota, it has to meet several requirements. For starters, it must be less than six years old. It is also required to have less than 85,000 miles on it and pass a thorough 160-point quality assurance inspection.
Toyota also requires that every dealership provide a full CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ so that you’ll know everything about the car’s past experiences before you buy.
Benefits of Buying Certified Pre-Owned
The great thing about certified pre-owned vehicles is that they offer the best of both worlds. Since they’re technically used, they’re usually more affordable than a new car. That’s because a vehicle’s value depreciates the most in the first three years after it rolls off the assembly line.
On the flip side, they’re in excellent condition. At just a few years old and fewer than 85,000 miles, there’s barely any wear and tear. Plus, they have to pass the 160-point inspection to make the cut. This inspection is conducted by Toyota technicians, so you know they’re holding each and every Toyota vehicle to the highest standards
All certified pre-owned vehicles also come with one year of roadside assistance, plus a 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive warranty and a 7-year/100,000-miles limited powertrain warranty.
Certified Pre-Owned Selection
On our lot you’ll find a variety of dependable certified pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs. We are proud to offer family friendly options like the classic Toyota Camry and the versatile Toyota RAV4. We even make sure to carry capable pickups like the Toyota Tundra.
Whatever your lifestyle or driving needs, we’ll be able to help guide you to the right certified pre-owned car for you.
Benefits of Buying a Used Car
Buying a used Toyota is a great way save on the car, truck, or SUV that you want. Two things cause the value of the vehicle to go down, time and putting miles on it. Just because a car might be over six years old doesn’t mean it’s not in great shape.
Our service center looks after every vehicle on our lot, including new, certified pre-owned, and used cars. It’s their quality work that helps our used car inventory stay in such good condition.
We also understand that you want to know the complete backstory on any used car before you decide to buy. That’s why we make it a point to provide you with a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ on all our used Toyota models, too.
Used Car Selection
We also offer a great selection of used cars. Many of our used Toyota cars and trucks also come with a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ to fill you in on a car’s history before making it your own.
You’ll find quality options for every type of driver. From the fuel-efficient Toyota Prius to the practical Toyota Corolla and the rugged Toyota Tacoma, we carry a diverse lineup of reliable used cars.
Financing Your Used or Pre-Owned Car
When you decide which vehicle you want to be your next Toyota, you can take the next step by meeting with our financing professionals. They’ll work tirelessly to get you great financing options, no matter what your credit situation.
As a proud member of the community for over 20 years, our finance department regularly works with local banks and lenders to get options that work for you. You can even get started by applying for financing online.
Our finance center can even help if you’re still browsing or figuring out what you want in your next car. There are resources available like our value your trade in tool where you can see how much what you’re driving now is worth, as well as a payment calculator that can help you figure out your budget.
Used & Pre-Owned Service
Whether you go with a used or certified pre-owned Toyota, we want to help you keep your car running and looking its best for as long as possible. That’s why we have a full-service center with expert technicians who can help you with everything from routine maintenance to service and repairs.
They only use genuine OEM parts, so whether its brake pads or a new transmission, your Toyota will be getting new parts and accessories that were made specifically for it.
Contact our service department with any questions you have or schedule service online.
Stop in and Visit Us
Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service and a great selection of both used and certified pre-owned vehicles to drivers in Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison.
If you have any questions about this certified pre-owned vs. used car comparison, or you want to see our selection, stop in to Ron Hibbard Toyota and take a test drive.