What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

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We do our best to ensure that each and every pre-owned vehicle in our inventory receives high-level attention to detail so that you can enjoy a high-quality ride during your Holmdel commute. While all of our pre-owned vehicles have plenty to offer, you may notice that we also provide Lexus L/Certified vehicles.

When you’re browsing through our certified pre-owned vehicles, you’ll notice that they provide an extra layer of quality assurance to ensure that you’re getting an even higher quality ride. But, how do our Lexus certified pre-owned vehicles come to our standard used vehicles? Find out today with the Lexus L/Certified pre-owned vs. used vehicle comparison from Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold!


What to Keep in Mind When Buying a Used Car

One important thing to keep in mind when you’re comparing certified pre-owned vs. used vehicles is that there’s nothing wrong with a standard pre-owned vehicle. The used vehicles from our dealership have been hand-selected for quality, allowing you to enjoy a dependable ride on your Colts Neck travels. Standard pre-owned vehicles can also come in any age, mileage, and even make or model.

While there are plenty of fantastic pre-owned vehicles available for you to choose from, they just won’t come with the additional benefits that a Lexus certified pre-owned model might. With that being said though, you’ll still have plenty of perks to take advantage of with a pre-owned vehicle. Some of these perks include:

  • Wide range of makes and models
  • Lower price tag compared to new vehicles
  • Detailed vehicle history report
  • And more!

What Makes a Lexus Used Car an L/Certified?

While there are certainly plenty of advantages with a standard pre-owned vehicle, compare certified pre-owned vs. used, and you’ll find the Lexus L/Certified models have even more advantages for you to enjoy. This is because Lexus certified pre-owned vehicles go through an added layer of inspection performed by factory-trained technicians.

Only authorized Lexus dealers can offer certified pre-owned Lexus models, allowing you to enjoy a high-quality ride that comes with a whole list of perks for added peace of mind on your Old Bridge drives. Let’s take a look at what makes Lexus L/Certified vehicles so special:

  • 161-point inspection
  • Comprehensive warranty
  • Complimentary maintenance for 2 years or 20,000 miles
  •  24/7 roadside assistance
  • Newer model year
  • Lower miles

L/Certified Warranty

L/Certified cars come with an extensive warranty that used cars do not. This warranty provides you with extra protection so that you have nothing to worry about wherever you go. Some information about the Lexus L/Certified warranty is as follows:

  • Unlimited-Mileage Warranty: The Lexus L/Certified Limited Warranty combined with the new-vehicle Basic Warranty provides coverage for up to 6 years and unlimited miles.
  • Complimentary Maintenance Plan: Every L/Certified Lexus vehicle comes with complimentary maintenance coverage. This maintenance plan covers the next four factory-scheduled maintenance services for 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Loaner Car: If you happen to need a loaner car during warrantable repairs and your vehicle will be at the dealership for more than eight hours, you’ll be provided a loaner vehicle free of charge.
  • Trip Protection: If your L/Certified Lexus vehicle has issues while you’re on a road trip, you may be eligible for reimbursed meals and lodging.

Shop for Your L/Certified Lexus at Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold

Ready to find the perfect pre-owned or L/Certified vehicle at Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold? Stop by at our Freehold dealership today to learn more! You can also rely on our team for more car-buying tips to answer questions like “What does liability insurance cover?” and make the process less stressful in general. While you’re here, be sure to check out our used Lexus GX SUVs for sale. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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