If you’re looking to buy a Honda for yourself or a loved one, you might find yourself caught between buying a new or used vehicle. Buying the latest models with the newest upgrades can be a pretty expensive prospect. On the other hand, buying used without a certified vehicle history can be a risk, as you don’t know what you’re getting from the used vehicle.
Luckily, there is a third option – certified used Hondas combine the quality guarantee of a brand new vehicle with the affordability of a pre-owned model. They’re the perfect option for budget-conscious shoppers who want the peace of mind that comes from a manufacturer-backed warranty.
Not every car is fit to be called a certified pre-owned Honda. Only well-maintained Honda models that are less than six years old and have a maximum of 80,000 miles are eligible for certification. The certification process is extensive, ensuring you get the quality you deserve.
Each vehicle goes through a 182-point mechanical and exterior inspection performed by a Honda dealer to ensure it meets the manufacturer standards. During this inspection, Honda technicians review all major systems, including:
- Exhaust system
- Vehicle interior and exterior
Any component that doesn’t meet the standard is reconditioned or replaced with Honda Genuine Parts. Each certified pre-owned Honda comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, which covers engine and transmission components from the original in-service date. In-stores, your local Honda dealer will provide you with a complimentary Vehicle History Report to ensure that each vehicle is free of any DMV-reported incidents.
Private used dealers simply can’t offer the same guarantee.
A certified pre-owned Honda is cost-effective at the point of sale and for years after. Not only are you purchasing a like-new vehicle at a fraction of the cost, but your Honda’s warranty will keep it running effectively for years to come. Other used vehicles run the risk of becoming more costly projects than they’re worth. Buying certified pre-owned may end up saving you money today and in the future.
A Certified Dealer Near You
Honda of Seattle is proud to be a part of the community since 1986. Our family-owned business is committed to the area and meeting your transportation service needs. Shop our certified pre-owned selection online, in-person or contact us today to schedule a test drive.