Here at Carolina Kia, we have a lot of great, pre-owned vehicles. Some of them fall into different categories than other though, and we often get asked about these different categories of vehicles. “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles?” is one of the most popular questions we hear, so we figured we would take some time to explain exactly what those mean.
A used vehicle on our lot is one that is exactly what it sounds like. It has been used by a previous owner(s) and has some character. As a general rule of thumb, we only sell used vehicles that we could see ourselves or someone else driving, and they must pass an inspection prior to being sold on our lot.
Used vehicles at Carolina Kia will also come from many different manufacturers. These include Ford, Chevy, Hyundai, Dodge and many more popular, trust manufacturers.
So what classifies a vehicle as a Certified Pre-Owned? Well, for a vehicle to be a Certified Pre-Owned Kia at Carolina Kia, it must first pass a 150-point quality assurance inspection. After this, vehicles are then covered by a 10-year / 100,000 mile Certified Pre-Owned limited powertrain warranty, receive a 10-year roadside assistance as well as travel breakdown coverage, and are eligible for additional comprehensive mechanical failure coverage.
Additionally at Carolina Kia, we also carry several models of Certified Pre-Owned Hyundai vehicles. These vehicles undergo a similar inspection and carry similar warranties to that of the Certified Pre-Owned Kia vehicles.
We hope this helps answer the question “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles?” and that you will take a look at our selection of used and certified pre-owned cars. If you have any questions on any of these vehicles, please call us at 888-980-9494.