Do "certified" used vehicles live up to the hype?

By: Keith Kalawsky   |   24 Jan 2017

When shopping for a used vehicle, you've probably noticed the many certified used-vehicle programs promoted by car dealerships and automakers. Typically, these certified used vehicles have been inspected and meet a higher standard when it comes to condition, mileage and other traits. But should you really pay attention to whether a used vehicle is certified? 

Each certified program features different standards and terms. But Hyundai Canada studied all the current offerings in the industry and developed a certified program, called H-Promise, that includes some unique benefits. This program is available at Castlegar Hyundai, were we stock many Hyundai vehicles that are fully certified through the H-Promise program.

Here are the highlights:

Extra warranty coverage

Every Hyundai certified used vehicle includes, at no extra charge, one-year or 20,000 km of additional warranty coverage for the powertrain, meaning the engine and transmission components. This coverage is in addition to any factory warranty still remaining on the vehicle.

Attractive financing terms

The H-Promise program also includes finance rates as low as 0.99% on select models, which is comparable to the finance rates on new vehicles and very competitive with rates on credit offered by the major banks and credit unions. Hyundai's financing terms could potentially save you thousands of dollars.

Detailed inspection

Long before you see your Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned vehicle for the first time, it has undergone a rigorous evaluation. In order to become certified, every Hyundai pre-owned vehicle must pass a 120 inspection point program, with minimal tolerances. That means Hyundai technicians thoroughly check over the entire vehicle from back to front, top to bottom, left to right, inside and out.

More benefits

Going beyond the expected, there are even more benefits that come with owning a Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle such as complimentary one-year 24-hour roadside assistance, first oil change no charge, and a three-month trial subscription of Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

Exchange program

If you're not satisfied with your purchase, our vehicle exchange program - one of the longest exchange periods in the industry – allows you to bring it back to your dealer within 30 days or 2,000 km and exchange it for a vehicle that fits your needs. 

There is plenty of value in the certified program at Castlegar Hyundai, offering you the assurance of owning a high-quality used vehicle, backed by warranty and paried with major savings and benefits. Call Castlegar Hyundai's sales team at (250) 365-5200 or email us with your questions on our certified used program. We're happy to answer all of your questions.



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