Truth About Buying Certified Pre-owned Cars (ACUV)

Truth About Buying Certified Pre-owned Cars (ACUV)

Updated on June 07 2024

By Melvin Magadia for Automart.PH

For those who want to buy cars, a second-hand car has become an affordable option. But some people are having second thoughts about owning a used car as most car owners will agree that second-hand cars might require repair, or fixing along the way after purchase. Give yourself some peace of mind with a certified pre-owned car.

Why Should You Consider A Certified Pre-Owned Car?

A certified pre-owned vehicle gives more bang for your buck than buying a used car. Here at Automart.PH, with our Automart.PH Certified Used Vehicle (ACUV) program, we make owning a second-hand car to a different level. ACUVs are held to higher standards than traditional used cars. An ACUV is a second-hand car that looks, smells, and feels like new. So you might be wondering if you should buy a certified used vehicle, here are some reasons you should:

1. Standard Warranties

You would think that only brand-new cars come with factory warranties, but ACUV Gold units come with a 1-year or 10,000 km warranty, whichever comes first. If something goes wrong within the warranty period, Automart.PH will take care of it for you, no questions asked.

In addition, ACUVs come with a one-month or 2,000-kilometer consumables warranty, which includes the battery, engine oil, operating fluids, and brake pads. Our ACUVs have undergone a 176-point inspection to certify its reliability, usability, and daily drivability. It also has a five-day or 100 km love-it or return-it guarantee. If for some reason you don’t like the car after buying it within that period, simply return it to get your money back.

2. Home Delivery Test-Drive Service

Only Automart.PH offers a home delivery test drive service. If you are interested in buying a particular ACUV, Automart.PH will drop the vehicle at your preferred location so you can do a test drive at your own convenience. You will also get to admire the vehicle from the comforts of your home and see how it drives.

3. Complete Exterior and Interior Detailing

Certified pre-owned cars receive a complete exterior and interior makeover, including full paint polish and wax, paint retouch, carpet shampooing, and interior disinfection. ACUV is the more affordable route to experiencing that elusive new car smell.

4.  Money-back Guarantee

ACUVs come with a money-back guarantee if proven the vehicle has structural damage, tampered odometer, or if the car was proven flooded before purchasing. With this, we aim to offer better transparency about the general condition and durability of the vehicle.

5. Hassle-Free Paper Transfer Assistance

Processing registration and transfer of ownership can be a hassle. However, with our ACUVs, we offer free document transfer service. We also assist you in securing your plate number if it is still pending with the Land Transportation Office.

Most of all, there is no bidding process involved. The unit is available for you to drive away and take home immediately.

Content Editor Kyle Liong contributed to this story.


Automart.PH offers a wide selection of used cars at great prices, ranging from compact cars to pick-up trucks, that suit your needs.

And if you’re looking for the finest used cars, check out Automart.PH Certified Used Vehicles. These are restored until they feel like new again. They also come with a three-day money-back guarantee and, for Gold Certified units, a one-year warranty.