Ever wonder what the difference is between a pre-owned vehicle and a certified pre-owned vehicle? You see the sign advertising that the car you’re looking at is “certified pre owned” but what does that actually mean? Is it worth the extra cost? The short answer is yes but let’s explore why.
First off a certified pre owned car is a vehicle that has been through an intense and deliberate inspection by a Nissan trained technician. This is to ensure that any problems with the car are fixed BEFORE it goes on the market. Any recalls, manufacture flaws or other problems will be addressed and fixed before the car leaves the lot. So when purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle you are assured that the car has been properly inspected and maintained to fit today’s top safety standards. Furthermore in order for a vehicle to met Nissans certified pre owned standards the car must be less than six years old and have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer.
Second, when purchasing a certified pre-owned car you are instantly purchasing a vehicle with some much needed add ons. For example if you purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle Nissan extends the original warranty to a total of seven years (from initial in service date) or 100,000 miles. A Certified Pre Owned Nissan also comes with a CARFAX Vehicle History Report so you know everything about your cars former life. Not certified pre-owned cars will typically carry out the original warranty that came with the vehicle but those are often expired by the time the car has been resold and it’s very difficult to find a pre owned car with a thorough report on its history.
So is it worth it to purchase a certified pre-owned Nissan? Yes! Though vehicles made by Nissan are meant to be reliable and last longer than ever, having an extended warranty as well as a detailed history report is well worth the minimal additional cost. The multi point inspection a certified pre-owned vehicle goes through also insures that there will be no immediate problems with the car and will put your mind at ease for a long time to come.