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One of the best ways that you can save money when purchasing a vehicle in the Mission Viejo and Temecula, California, areas is by investing in a used car, truck, or SUV instead of a new one. But you might be a little apprehensive about buying a used car because of the wear and tear that it could have on it. Buying a certified pre-owned vehicle can alleviate any anxiety that you might have.

Certified pre-owned vehicles have many advantages compared to ordinary used cars because they must meet specific criteria before they arrive at a dealership’s lot. You’ll be able to sleep better at night after buying a pre-owned vehicle when you know that the original manufacturer has certified it. Learn more below as our team at Unstoppable Automotive shares what it takes for a car, truck, or SUV to qualify as a certified pre-owned vehicle.

Audi Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

When you buy a certified pre-owned Audi, you’ll know that you’re getting a vehicle that you can trust for the foreseeable future. Audi-trained technicians will check out a used Audi vehicle from bumper to bumper and test more than 125 components before giving it the certified pre-owned distinction. You can be sure that it meets Audi’s high standards and is in optimal condition before it arrives on a dealer’s lot.

You’ll get more than just a car that’s in excellent condition when you invest in a certified pre-owned Audi. You’ll also get the Audi Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty. This limited warranty will provide your certified pre-owned Audi coverage for either two years or 50,000 miles, depending on which one comes first. So you won’t have to worry about paying for any repairs that a certified pre-owned Audi might need once you begin driving it. It’ll give you complete confidence from the start in your certified pre-owned Audi.

Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

If you’re interested in a used Mercedes-Benz vehicle, you want to be sure that you can make a wise investment when you buy one. To do this, you’ll want to consider purchasing a certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz. Just like Audi, Mercedes-Benz has a very strict set of requirements that a vehicle must meet before it can get certified. Some of these requirements include the following:

  • It must be under 6 years old.
  • It must have less than 75,000 miles.
  • It must have a service record based on the Mercedes-Benz maintenance schedule.
  • It must pass a thorough 165-point inspection.
  • Mercedes-Benz-trained technicians must road test it.
  • It must include a CARFAX Vehicle History Report.

If a vehicle fits the criteria for each of these, it’ll earn the certified pre-owned distinction. It’ll also qualify for the Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty, providing it with coverage for 12 months with unlimited miles. The warranty covers necessary repairs or replacements for any material or quality defects in engine and powertrain components, suspension, brakes, steering, electrical systems, and more. You’ll also have the option to upgrade to an Extended Limited Warranty that’ll cover it for up to two additional years with unlimited miles.

Volvo Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Audi and Mercedes-Benz aren’t the only automakers that offer certified pre-owned vehicles. Volvo also has a certified pre-owned vehicle program in place that’ll provide you with peace of mind when you purchase a used Volvo, just like you would have if you bought a brand-new one. A Certified by Volvo vehicle will go through a comprehensive inspection featuring more than 170 points. It’ll also have fewer than 80,000 miles on it and receive a detailed CARFAX Vehicle History Report that showcases its history in full.

If Volvo-trained technicians uncover any potential problems with the parts in a Volvo, they’ll repair or replace these components prior to providing a vehicle with the certified pre-owned distinction. They also take a Volvo on a road test to ensure that it can perform to Volvo standards. All of this allows Volvo to extend a five-year unlimited mile warranty on its certified pre-owned vehicles or an optional 10-year warranty if you’d like additional coverage. Volvo also throws in complimentary roadside assistance to owners of certified pre-owned vehicles.

The Benefits of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle vs. a New Vehicle

You’ll enjoy many benefits when you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle rather than a brand-new one. For starters, in most cases, you’ll save money on a certified pre-owned vehicle. A certified pre-owned vehicle often costs just a fraction of what a new one would.

But that’s just one of the benefits you’ll get when you purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle. Here are several others:

  • It’ll be in like-new condition when you buy it.
  • It’ll usually qualify for a loan with a low interest rate.
  • It’ll have a warranty attached to it.

Unlike other used cars that might experience problems shortly after you buy them, you won’t have to be concerned about any issues with a certified pre-owned vehicle. It’ll look great, meet your performance expectations, and come with a warranty enabling you to drive it without worrying about paying for any unexpected repairs for at least the first year or two.

Check Out Our Dealership’s Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Selection

Now that you know more about what separates certified pre-owned vehicles from new and used cars, are you considering buying one? Unstoppable Automotive in Mission Viejo, California, has a large selection of certified pre-owned vehicles. From Audi sedans to Mercedes-Benz SUVs and everything in between, we can help you find the right certified pre-owned vehicle that meets your needs.

The finance team at Unstoppable Automotive can also help you to secure any financing you might need to purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle. We can help you get pre-approved for an auto loan before you begin shopping so that you know how much you can afford to spend right from the start. It’ll make the whole car-shopping experience so much more enjoyable for you. Contact us today with any further questions that you may have about certified pre-owned vehicles.