What Does MAZDA Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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If you are a Lansdale driver in the market for a new-for-you car, you have heard the term Mazda “Certified Pre-Owned,” and you are most likely wondering, “What Does Mazda Certified Pre-Owned” mean?” A Mazda Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is a used car that has been inspected, refurbished to like-new condition, and approved by the original manufacturer for certification. In short, it’s close to a new car in terms of appearance and performance, but it has a lower price point. When you buy a Mazda Certified Pre-owned vehicle, you get used car savings and like-new quality!

MAZDA Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Standards and Incentives

Only well-maintained Mazda pass the rigorous 160-point inspection test to pass the cut to become a Mazda Certified Pre-owned. If any aspect of a Mazda Certified Pre-owned model is lacking, it’s refurbished with OEM parts until it passes. Here are the important inspection points that Mazda models must pass to qualify:

Autocheck: Each model comes with a full AutoCheck® vehicle history report, so you know all aspects of the car you are purchasing in terms of the car’s history. Not only that, but you are guaranteed a three-year Buy Back Program by Experian to back up the AutoCheck report.

Inspection: Each vehicle undergoes a 160-point inspection test, ensuring all aspects of the car are in working order. Here are highlights of the test:

  • A/C and Heating: Confirm that the A/C is functioning optimally.
  • Interior (this is one of six checkpoints): Ensure seats and headrests work correctly in all positions.
  • Brakes (this is one of eight checkpoints): Confirm that the ABS works appropriately at all stops, including hard or quick stops.
  • Transmission (this is one of eight checkpoints): Guarantee the vehicle’s transmission has quality shift points for smooth shifting.
  • Exterior (this is one of fourteen checkpoints): Check that the windshield is in new condition with no scratches, scrapes, or chips.
  • Engine (this is one of seven checkpoints): Ensure the engine has smooth acceleration.

Full Warranty: Each model comes with the remainder of its original 3-year/36,000-mile warranty and a 12 month/12,000-mile limited Mazda Certified Pre-owned warranty.

Powertrain Warranty: A comprehensive 7-years/100,000-mile limited powertrain Mazda Certified Pre-owned warranty covers your engine.

0-deductible: In the unlikely event that a covered part needs replacing or repaired, you will have a 0-deductible, meaning you will owe nothing for the replacement parts or repairs.

Satellite Radio: Select satellite radio-equipped Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles feature a 3-month trial subscription to the SiriusXM.

MAZDA Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles vs. Used Vehicles

A significant advantage of purchasing a Mazda Certified Pre-owned vehicle is the warranty coverage. You will drive knowing that your car is covered if there is a mechanical problem, which is a significant relief. Since the manufacturer knows that they might have to repair or replace parts of the vehicle, they put the cars to rigorous inspection tests to pass to be a Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle. Many Mazda Certified Pre-owned vehicles come with perks and incentives, which is also an attractive feature of a Mazda Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. The primary motivation to purchase a Mazda Certified Pre-owned car is to provide you peace of mind while driving, which is invaluable.

Come Check Out the MAZDA Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Inventory at North Penn Mazda

Contact us with any questions you may have about Mazda Certified Pre-Owned vehicle’s standards or warranty. Let our finance team help you find the Mazda Certified Pre-owned that will exceed your expectations and fit your budgetary needs today!

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