Toyota Certified Pre-Owned FAQs

Understanding what certified pre-owned means and how it can help you land your favorite car is important when shopping for a used model. Our Harr Toyota inventory offers a host of certified pre-owned options. We regularly receive questions about these cars from drivers throughout Auburn, Shrewsbury, and Worcester, MA. So, to lend a hand, we decided to address some of the most popular questions here.

The following overview of Toyota Certified Pre-Owned FAQs is just one resource you can rely on. If you prefer, you can contact any member of our team directly, too!

What’s the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

The core difference between a used car and a certified pre-owned model is the latter offers a greater collection of driver-centric warranties. The care and detail that goes into the inspection process for a certified pre-owned model leads to tremendous reliability as you rack up the miles, too.


Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned

How Does a Toyota Become Certified Pre-Owned?

To make a used Toyota model certified pre-owned, it all begins in our on-site service facility. Each Toyota must first pass a 160-point inspection in order to offer the certified pre-owned benefits.

This inspection covers every component you could think of in a model. The electrical systems, the performance, the safety—it’s a comprehensive look at the entire vehicle. Each Toyota has to pass this exam with flying colors.

One of the other requirements is the presence of a clean CarFax® Vehicle History Report™. We first use this report to determine how well the model has been taken care of over time. Because reliability is such a sticking point for certified pre-owned models, we want to be aware of any past accidents while also knowing the Toyota has been properly serviced over time.

If the car passes the inspection and has a clean vehicle history, it receives the title of Toyota Certified Pre-Owned!

What Benefits Come With Certified Pre-Owned?

There are three core warranties you’ll enjoy with any Toyota Certified Pre-Owned model:

  • 12-month/ 12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile, 24-hour Roadside Assistance

The Limited Comprehensive Warranty covers virtually every aspect of the car. If something happens to the rear bumper or the touchscreen display, this warranty has your back. The Limited Powertrain Warranty specifically covers the engine and performance parts, such as the transmission.

Finally, with Roadside Assistance, you can easily reach out to authorities if you require help. Maybe your car ran out of gas or you hit a pothole and now have a flat tire—you can rely on Roadside Assistance at any time or place to receive help!

Enjoy a Toyota Certified Pre-Owned Model

Certified pre-owned is just another way for Toyota to set you up for success with whichever model you prefer to drive near Shrewsbury, Auburn, or Worcester, Massachusetts. Our Harr Toyota inventory is brimming with attractive sedans, crossovers, SUVs, trucks, and more.

So, whether you already have an idea of which model you want or if you’re just beginning the hunt, we recommend you check out our inventory! Contact us today with any questions or inquiries.

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