Buying a car can be stressful, but we're here to help. At Huffines Kia Corinth, we provide high-quality pre-owned vehicles to simplify the process and help you find a vehicle that suits your lifestyle and budget. We offer CARFAX one-owner and certified pre-owned vehicles, so you don't have to compromise on quality.

What Is a Vehicle History Report?

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A vehicle history report is a detailed document that helps you understand the history of a pre-owned vehicle. The report includes information about previous accidents, whether the car has a salvage title, how much mileage the vehicle has, and how many previous owners the car has had. The report may have a complete summary and more statistics that provide additional details. To get a vehicle history report, input the vehicle's Identification Number into a platform like CARFAX. 

Obtaining the vehicle history report is a helpful way to assess the quality of the car before you make a purchase. Each detail can help you better understand the car's current condition and function. Additionally, the number of previous owners can indicate the vehicle's technical condition. If the car has had several owners over a short period, there may be something technically wrong with the vehicle. However, if there has only been one owner, you can trust the history report to reflect every detail you need to make a wise purchasing decision.

Used Cars vs. CARFAX One-Owner, Pre-Owned Cars

There are many outlets available for people who want to purchase used cars. You might look on an online message board, find a private seller, or head into the Huffines Kia Corinth dealership to see what used vehicles are available. Each used car is different, with varying levels of quality and function. While you can buy a used car without seeing a CARFAX report, you might consider looking at a CARFAX one-owner, pre-owned car. While a used car can be sold in any condition, a CARFAX one-owner vehicle adheres to a higher quality.

The car must have had one owner to qualify as a CARFAX one-owner, pre-owned car. There are many types of one-owner vehicles you might find on the market, including:

  • Leased Vehicles: Sometimes, a leased car only has one driver. While the dealership technically owns the car, the person who leased it was the only one using it. It's presumed the car was kept in good condition so it could be returned to the dealership after a few years.

  • Long-term Ownership: Alternatively, a car may have had one owner for a long period. While these cars may have higher mileage, the owner may have cared for the vehicle properly since they knew they would drive it for many years.

  • Lifetime: Sometimes, a one-owner vehicle has been driven by a lifetime owner, often someone who didn't drive the vehicle frequently. They may have owned the vehicle for over a decade while keeping the mileage low, meaning that the car is still in great condition despite its age.

Why Consider a CARFAX One-Owner Vehicle?

There are several reasons you might consider buying a CARFAX one-owner vehicle from Huffines Kia Corinth. We sell these high-quality one-owner vehicles at our dealership to ensure our customers know all the relevant information about a used car before they make a purchase. This can help keep our drivers informed and safe on the road. The CARFAX vehicle history report provides all the details necessary for our customers to make an informed decision. Consider buying a CARFAX one-owner vehicle to avoid other, less reliable types of pre-owned vehicles, which can save time and money.

Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

In addition to CARFAX one-owner, pre-owned vehicles, we also sell certified pre-owned vehicles at Huffines Kia Corinth. Our goal is to provide our customers with functional vehicles that work for you and your budget. These vehicles have undergone a 164-Point Quality Assurance Inspection that assesses a vehicle from its brakes and electrical systems to its engine, so every aspect of the vehicle is inspected for damage by a team of trained professionals. These vehicles earn the highest standard as Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Here are a few benefits:

Original Parts

One of the benefits of buying a certified pre-owned vehicle is that any repairs or maintenance have been done with original parts. Using original parts directly from the manufacturer can help the vehicle function properly for longer. Since the car has been inspected thoroughly, you can also trust that every aspect of the vehicle works as it should when you finalize your purchase.

Warranty Differences

Often, you can get a deal on your vehicle's warranty when you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle. At Huffines Kia Corinth, you can benefit from a 90-day, 3,000-mile warranty  after you buy a pre-owned vehicle from our dealership. Additionally, you can drive the vehicle up to three business days, or 200 miles, to ensure you've made the correct choice. You can get your money back if you're unhappy with the vehicle, but we hope you're happy, and we trust that we've completed a thorough inspection of the vehicle so it will meet your standards.

Less Depreciation

Another benefit of buying a pre-owned vehicle is that the car's value will not depreciate as much as a new vehicle. The value decreases rapidly in the first few years when you buy a new vehicle. However, with used vehicles, the initial depreciation has already occurred, so you can buy the car at a low price while trusting that the vehicle will retain its value if you want to sell it later. This can save you money in the long run, making your future car purchase less stressful.

We want you to be confident with your purchase at Huffines Kia Corinth. Buying a CARFAX one-owner, pre-owned car or a certified pre-owned vehicle are great methods for choosing a used car that will last. We feel confident that our pre-owned vehicles are high quality, and we're here to answer any questions you may have about our certification process. If you want to explore our inventory, you can view our vehicles online or visit us in person. We look forward to seeing you soon at the dealership.

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Customers may also qualify for additional rebates or incentives based upon vehicles and programs. Offers may not be combined with other special offers except where specified. Some offers are not available with special finance, lease or other offers. Residency and other restrictions may apply. Percentage Rates are provided for the selected purchase financing or lease programs available on the current date.

Lessees will be financially responsible for mileage beyond the elected quantity and for repairs and excessive vehicle wear. Option to purchase at lease end for an amount may be determined at lease signing.

Listed APR, down payment, payments, incentives and other terms are estimates for example purposes only. Information provided is based on very well-qualified buyers or lessees. The payment information provided here is not a commitment by an organization to provide credit, leases or other programs. Lessor must approve lease. Credit approval required. Incentives and pricing programs are subject to change or cancellation by the manufacturer without notice. Offer requires delivery from new retail dealer stock. Please contact the dealership to verify all terms, qualifications or restrictions that may apply. If any information is incorrect the dealership reserves the right to correct any arithmetic, typographical, or computer errors. All vehicles are subject to prior sale.

MPG estimates on the website are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary. For used vehicles, estimates are EPA estimates for the vehicle when it was new. The EPA periodically modifies its MPG calculation methodology: all MPG estimates are based on the methodology in effect when the vehicles were new (Please see the Fuel Economy portion or the EPA’s website for details, including an MPG recalculation tool).