Why Buy Toyota Certified

 

Overview

The best new cars make the best used cars.

It stands to reason that the better a product is made the longer it will last, which makes getting a high-quality, low mileage Toyota at a great price a very savvy move.

Toyota’s timeless commitment to quality, innovation and durability is the foundation upon which the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles (TCUV) program launched in 1996. With each passing year the TCUV program has gained momentum – totaling over three million sales and counting.

Along with industry-leading heritage comes another advantage; an exceptional coverage policy. With a 12-month/12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty1 a 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty2 plus one full year of Roadside Assistance3, honored at more that 1,400 Toyota dealers in the U.S. and Canada, we’ve got you covered.

Certification

Our certification process keeps you in mind every step of the way. The TCUV standards apply from the time a Toyota dealer acquires the vehicle through to the final sale. Each candidate for certification can be a current model year vehicle, up to and including six year old models, with 85,000 miles or less on the odometer. Prior to the rigorous 160-point inspection every certified Toyota goes through, a CARFAX vehicle history report is reviewed to ensure that only the best of the best vehicles receive the Toyota Certified Seal of approval.

Now how’s that for peace of mind?

Toyota Certified Program Benefits Toyota Certified Authorized Dealer Private Seller
1. 12-month/12,000-mile Comprehensive Warranty1
2. 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty2
3. 1 year of Roadside Assistance3
4. 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection
5. Free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™4
6. Standard New-Car Financing Rates Available5
7. Extended Warranty Coverage (items 1, 2 and 3 above) transferable at no cost for added resale value.
8. Reconditioned to Toyota’s exacting standards by Toyota factory-trained technicians
9. Warranty honored at over 1,400 Toyota dealers in the U.S. and Canada
10. Trade-ins accepted
11. Trouble-free handling of your transaction, including DMV paper work.
12. All important information clearly spelled out in your contract


1 Whichever comes first from date of Toyota Certified Used Vehicle purchase. The Limited Comprehensive Warranty covers any repair or replacement of components which fail under normal use due to defect in materials or workmanship. (Program not available in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.)

2 Whichever comes first from original date of first use when sold as new. See your Toyota Certified Used Vehicles dealer for warranty details. Program not available in Puerto Rico and Hawaii. For AL, FL, GA, NC & SC, warranty coverage differs in the following ways: 7-year or 100,000-mile Toyota Certified Limited Powertrain Warranty coverage begins on January 1st of the vehicle’s model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles.

3 From date of Toyota Certified Used Vehicle purchase. Covers most services, including flat tires, lockout service, jump starts, fuel delivery up to 3 gallons and towing for mechanical breakdown or collision recovery to the nearest Toyota dealership. Services provided exclude any parts required. Coverage not available in Mexico. See Certified Warranty Supplement for warranty details.

4 Beginning December 1, 2005 CARFAX® Vehicle History Reports™ are a required part of every Toyota Certified Used Vehicle. See your local dealer for details.

5 Rates mentioned are for standard new car rates, and do not include new car specials or subvented rates. Not all buyers will qualify. Financing available through Toyota Financial Services for qualified buyers only.

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Warranty

You don’t have to worry. You’re covered.

Each Toyota Certified Used Vehicle is reconditioned to Toyota’s exacting standards by Toyota factory-trained technicians and backed by an extensive used car warranty. The Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Warranty coverage is an extension of the vehicle’s original factory warranty and helps protect you against mechanical failures and breakdowns.

12 month/12,000-mile Comprehensive Warranty

  • Coverage begins from date of Toyota Certified Used Vehicle purchase
  • Provides our highest level of coverage available
  • Covers any repair or replacement of components which fail under normal use due to a defect in materials or workmanship

7 year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty

  • Coverage begins from the original date of first use when sold as new
  • Covers major engine, transmission components and all internally lubricated parts
  • Offers Travel Protection that includes lodging reimbursement when more than 150 miles from home
  • Provides Substitute Transportation reimbursement while your Toyota Certified Used Vehicle is undergoing repair
  • It’s transferable at no cost, for added resale value

1 year of Roadside Assistance

  • Coverage begins from date of Toyota Certified Used Vehicle purchase
  • Covers most services, including flat tires, lockout service, jump starts, towing and fuel delivery
  • Reimbursement for towing to the nearest Toyota dealership
  • Toll-free call for service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can all Toyotas be Certified?

No. A Toyota Certified Used Vehicle (TCUV) must be a current model year Toyota, up to and including six year old models, and have 85,000 miles or less on the odometer. Each Toyota dealer is required to order a full CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ with results showing NO ineligible requirements. Then, each vehicle must meet or exceed all 160-points of our Quality Assurance Inspection. These strict standards ensure that only the best of the best vehicles receive the Toyota Certified Seal of Approval.

What is a Vehicle History Report?

A Vehicle History Report (VHR) contains information that can impact a consumer’s purchase decision by disclosing potential risks that could result in costly repairs such as; major structural damage, previously declared a total loss, or any title or odometer discrepancies. At Toyota we save you time by requiring our dealers to run a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ (As of December 1, 2005, CARFAX® is the sole supplier of Vehicle History Reports for the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles program.) for each vehicle before it can be certified. By disqualifying any vehicle that includes ineligible requirements, the integrity of the Toyota Certified process is protected and you receive the peace of mind that comes with owning a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle.

What type of coverage does Roadside Assistance include?

The Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Warranty includes 1-year of Roadside Assistance.
  • Coverage begins from the date of Toyota Certified Used Vehicle purchase
  • Covers most services, including flat tires, lockout service, jump starts, towing and fuel delivery
  • Reimbursement for towing to the nearest Toyota dealership
  • Toll-free call for service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Is the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Extended Warranty transferable?

Yes, as an added resale value, all components of the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Warranty (Limited Comprehensive Warranty, Limited Powertrain Warranty and Roadside Assistance) are automatically transferable to the subsequent owner at no charge.

How long is the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Warranty in effect?

12-month/12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty
Whichever comes first from the date of Toyota Certified Used Vehicle purchase.

7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
Whichever comes first from the original date of first use when sold as new.

1-year of Roadside Assistance
From the date of Toyota Certified Used Vehicle purchase.

What is covered under the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Limited Powertrain Warranty?

The following major components are covered by the Toyota Certified Limited Powertrain Warranty:
  • Engine Components
  • Manual Transmission
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Axle Assembly Components
  • Hybrid Components
See us for additional details.

Are Toyota Certified Used Vehicles eligible for any Vehicle Service Agreements?

Yes. Toyota Financial Services offers Toyota Certified Vehicle Service Agreements (VSA) which are backed by the strength and stability of Toyota. A Certified VSA helps provide peace of mind by providing extended vehicle protection beyond the already extensive TCUV warranty.

Can I lease or get special financing for a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle?

Yes, certified customers are eligible for standard new-car financing and lease terms. Please call or visit us for additional details.
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