Why Should I Buy Toyota Certified Used?


Why Should I Buy Toyota Certified Used?

Sit back and get ready to pour over some statistics. If you’re curious about what the perks are of buying Toyota Certified Used, or if you’re looking for more details on a warranty you’re considering, you’ve come to the right place. Sand Mountain Toyota participates in the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles program. Since its start in 1996, it has graduated 5 million Toyota models from dealer lots around the world and has successfully matched them with new owners. Every Toyota Certified Used vehicle is a low-mileage, highly durable option that could even drive better than some new vehicles (looking at you, competition). Get your reading glasses out and keep scrolling to learn more about the warranties, requirements and obvious perks of buying Toyota Certified Used.

 Strict Requirements

Toyota Certified Used candidates go through a lengthy process in order to receive their certification. Each vehicle must meet the following requirements:

Current model year vehicle, up to and including models six years old

  • 85,000 miles or less on the odometer

  • Satisfactory CARFAX® vehicle history report

  • Pass the rigorous 160-point Toyota Quality Assurance inspection, including mechanical, detailing and appearance standards

Perks of Toyota Certified Used

  1. 12-month/12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty1
  2. 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty2
  3. 1 year of Roadside Assistance3
  4. Extended Warranty Coverage (items 1-3 above) transferable at no cost for added resale value
  5. 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection
  6. Free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™4
  7. Standard New-Car Financing Rates Available5
  8. Reconditioned to Toyota’s exacting standards by Toyota factory-trained technicians
  9. Warranty honored at over 1,400 Toyota dealers in the U.S. and Canada
  10. Trade-ins accepted
  11. Trouble-free handling of your transaction, including DMV paperwork
  12. All important information clearly spelled out in your contract

Breakdown of Warranties and Other Benefits

12-Month/12,000-Mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty1

  • Highest level of coverage available
  • Becomes effective on the date you purchase your Toyota Certified Used Vehicle
  • Covers any repair or replacement of vehicle components that fail while under normal use due to a defect in either materials or workmanship
  • Transferable at no additional cost, for added resale value

7-Year/100,000-Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty2

  • Coverage begins from the original date of first use when sold as a new Toyota
  • Covers major engine and transmission components, along with all internally lubricated parts
  • Offers Travel Protection, including lodging reimbursement when more than 150 miles from home
  • Provides Substitute Transportation reimbursement while your Toyota Certified Used Vehicle is being repaired
  • Transferable at no additional cost, for added resale value

1-Year of Roadside Assistance3

  • Coverage begins from the date you purchase your Toyota Certified Used Vehicle
  • Change your flat tire(s)
  • Give your vehicle a jump start if you experience a dead battery
  • Come open your vehicle should you get locked out
  • Bring you gas if you run out
  • Tow your vehicle should you experience mechanical breakdown or require collision recovery

8-Year/100,000-Mile Factory Hybrid Vehicle Battery Warranty6

  • Hybrid-related components are covered for 8-years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, from original date of first use when sold as new
  • The HV battery may have longer coverage under emissions warranty
  • It’s transferable at no cost, for added resale value

8-Year/100,000-Mile Fuel Cell Vehicle Warranty7

  • 8-year or 100,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first) on key fuel cell components including the FC stack and power control unit; FC hydrogen tanks; hybrid battery pack and ECU; FC air compressor, boost converter and ECU; hybrid control module (power management control module); and hydrogen fueling ECU

Curious for more details? Visit us today at 9167 US Highway 431, Albertville, AL 35950. In addition to the perks of buying Toyota Certified Used, you’ll always be greeted with the Sand Mountain Toyota friendly staff! We look forward to serving our customers from Albertville, AL, and throughout Boaz, Guntersville, Scottsboro, Rainbow City and Gadsden.