Buying a used vehicle can be a great way for customers to get good quality cars at low prices, but it can pose unique risks. For example, it may be harder to determine the health of a used car, and it may have a shorter life span and lower resale price. In order to give customers greater peace of mind, many car manufacturers offer certified pre-owned programs that guarantee the quality of used vehicles while maintaining low prices.

Kia offers a fantastic certified pre-owned program that offers many perks for used car buyers. At Huffines Kia Corinth, we're proud to participate in this program, and we've even added a few perks of our own. Keep reading to learn more about Kia's certified pre-owned vehicles and why they're such a great choice.

Benefits of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

 

There are a wide range of benefits to buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, including:

Peace of Mind

Although buying a used car can be much less expensive than buying new, it poses some unique challenges. When shopping for new cars, you can be sure that everything is working and that the vehicle is in perfect condition. In comparison, it may be challenging to accurately gauge the health of a used car. This makes many customers wary of buying pre-owned vehicles. 

Fortunately, certified pre-owned programs offer the perfect solution to this dilemma. When you buy a CPO vehicle, you can be sure that every major component of the vehicle is in great condition, and you can review the vehicle history to gain more insight into its overall health. You can also rely on the fact that the car is relatively new and that it has low mileage. This can give you greater peace of mind when shopping for more affordable cars.

Additional Perks

Many vehicle manufacturers offer an extensive range of perks for customers who buy new vehicles. This can include warranties, roadside assistance, and remote connectivity features. Unfortunately, most of these features are not available on standard used vehicles. In contrast, many certified pre-owned programs, including Kia's, offer perks similar to those you would get when buying new. These may include limited warranties, roadside assistance, and maintenance coverage. With a certified pre-owned car, you can feel like you're buying a new vehicle without the hefty price tag.

Affordable Prices

For most customers, price is the most important concern when buying a car. This is the primary reason that used cars are so popular. Since certified pre-owned cars are in excellent condition and come with extra perks, they're often more expensive than typical used cars. However, it's important to weigh this against their improved reliability, better appearance, and relative newness. Certified pre-owned vehicles also offer significant savings over new cars and trucks. This is because vehicles lose much of their value as soon as they leave the lot for the first time.

Now you know what makes CPO vehicles such a fantastic option. If you're interested in finding a quality car at a low price, consider coming to see us at Huffines Kia Corinth. We have an extensive inventory of pre-owned vehicles, all in great condition. If you want to view our current lineup or test-drive any of our vehicles, swing by our dealership. You can also contact us via phone or online to set up an appointment or ask about our offerings.

If you're interested in selling a used Kia, we can help you with that as well. You can easily get a price quote online and apply it to the cost of your new vehicle. Good luck in your search for a new vehicle, and we hope you'll keep us in mind while you're shopping.

What Makes a Certified Pre-Owned Kia Different?

 

Kia's certified pre-owned vehicles have a number of features that make them stand out from other used car options. In order to earn the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) label, a Kia must be five years old or newer and have no more than 60,000 miles. This stands in contrast to other used vehicles, which might be much older, and serves as a guarantee of quality. If a Kia vehicle is new enough to qualify for the CPO program, it must go through a 165-point inspection to ensure that it's in excellent quality. These are the areas covered in the Kia inspection:

  • Pre-check.

  • Road test.

  • Emissions, state inspection (if required).

  • Engine compartment.

  • Transmission.

  • Steering and suspension.

  • Cooling.

  • Exhaust.

  • Fuel.

  • Brakes.

  • Electrical.

  • Heater and air conditioner.

  • Appearance, body, and structural.

  • Hybrid and EV components (if required).

If a vehicle passes the inspection, it can be added to Kia's certified pre-owned inventory. When you purchase a Kia CPO vehicle, you'll also get these additional perks:

  • A 10-year or 100,000-mile certified pre-owned limited powertrain warranty.

  • 12-month or 12,000-mile platinum coverage, which covers a wide variety of assemblies, including brakes, body panels, glass, batteries, exhaust, and much more.

  • 24-hour roadside assistance.

  • Towing, rental, travel, and breakdown coverage.

  • A free CARFAX vehicle history report.

  • 10-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance plan.

  • Eligibility for additional failure coverage.

Huffines Kia Corinth's Certified Pre-Owned Program

At Huffines Kia, we are proud to offer Kia certified pre-owned vehicles. We also offer our own certification process for used vehicles not covered by Kia's CPO program. Our CPO selection includes vehicles from a wide variety of manufacturers, including Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, and Jeep. In order to classify for the Huffines certified pre-owned program, a vehicle must be nine years old or newer and have no more than 100,000 miles.

We classify our cars into two classes, Premium Certified Vehicles and Value Certified Vehicles. Premium cars receive a 125-point inspection from our trained technicians, after which they're reconditioned and certified. Value Certified Vehicles receive an 80-point inspection and reconditioning. Every car also comes with a free CARFAX vehicle history report that covers previous owners, accidents, mileage, hail damage, air bag deployment, recall information, warranty information, service, registration, and inspection history, and taxi, ride-share, and police use.

Just like Kia, we offer a few extra perks for customers who purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle. We provide each car with a complimentary 90-day or 3,000-mile warranty or the remainder of the manufacturer's warranty, depending on which is greater. We also offer extended coverage options for select vehicles up to 72 months or 100,000 miles. It's extremely important to us that you're happy with your purchase, and we offer a three-day money-back guarantee if you need to return a pre-owned vehicle for any reason.


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