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

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Certified Pre-Owned isn’t just a fancy way of saying “used.” In order to earn the title of L/Certified, a Lexus in Holmdel has to meet certain requirements, pass a lot of inspections, and go through a restoration process, all so that you feel like you’re driving a brand-new Lexus. Find out more about CPO vs. used.


What to Keep in Mind When Buying a Used Car

Used cars can be any age or mileage, and should be priced accordingly. Comparison shop, and research the make, model, and year that you’re interested in. Find out if any recalls have been made for the vehicle, and invest in a vehicle history report such as CARFAX. Well-maintained modern cars like a Lexus second-hand can last well over 200,000 miles in Colts Neck.

What Makes a Lexus Used Car an L/Certified?

Anyone in Old Bridge can sell a Lexus second-hand, but only a dealership like Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold can sell an L/Certified Lexus. To be considered for certification, a used Lexus must be six model years old or newer, with less than 70,000 miles. Then the car undergoes a rigorous inspection and restoration process that used cars don’t. This includes a 161-point inspection by certified Lexus technicians. The Lexus is inspected for safety, performance and wear. If something is not right, it is fixed. If it can’t be fixed to like-new, it fails to become L/Certified. L/Certified for lease is also available at some dealerships–contact our finance center to learn more.

L/Certified Warranty

L/Certified cars come with an extensive warranty that used cars do not:

  • Unlimited-mileage warranty up to 6 years. Balance of new car warranty (4 Year / 50K miles) plus 2 Year / Unlimited-mileage L/Certified warranty.
  • Complimentary Maintenance Plan covering the first four basic factory-scheduled maintenance services for 2 years or 20,000 miles
  • 24/7 roadside assistance

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

You can find L/Certified vehicles at Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold, and if you want to save even more on your purchase, check out pre-owned vehicle specials to get a great deal on a used car you can depend on. You can also rely on Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold for more car-buying tips to answer questions like “what does liability insurance cover” and make the process less stressful in general.

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