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Why certified used cars make more sense than brand-new ones

Why certified used cars make more sense than brand-new ones

By Melvin Magadia for Automart.PH

METRO MANILA, June 26, 2022 – Buying a brand-new ride can be a major investment.

Fortunately, a used car gives you the opportunity to own a vehicle at a much lower cost. But buying used cars also has its risks.

Some people have second thoughts about getting one because of the history and background. There are also fraudulent dealers out there that make the purchase of a second-hand car even more worrisome. That’s why certified used cars are a great idea when looking second-hand.

Benefits of certified used cars

A certified used car is one that has been vetted, inspected and brought back to superb running condition.

These cars generally have lower mileage and a clean history. In addition, they have been protected against defects and costly repairs through an extended warranty.

As someone looking to buy a car, you may ask yourself if these kinds of vehicles are a worthwhile investment. Indeed they are, especially our wide range of Automart.PH Certified Used Vehicles (ACUV) that look, smell and feel like new, but cost much less.

Here are five reasons why certified used cars are worth your consideration.

Standard warranties

You would think that used cars no longer have a warranty. But this is not the case with our ACUVs, which come with a 1-year/10,000-kilometer warranty.

If something goes wrong within that period, Automart will take care of it, no questions asked.

In addition, Automart.PH Certified Used Vehicles come with a one-month/2,000 km consumables warranty covering the battery, engine oil, fluids and brake pads. These have also been subjected to a 176-point inspection process certifying their reliability, usability and drivability.

Home delivery test drive service

Automart.PH is the only used car seller that offers home delivery test-drive service.

If you are interested in buying an ACUV, we will drop the vehicle at your home so you can take it for a quick test drive, without any obligation to you. You can appreciate your vehicle of interest from the comforts of your home and see if it suits your driving style.

Complete exterior and interior detailing

Unlike other repossessed cars that are typically sold on an “as-is, where-is” basis, Automart.PH Certified Used Vehicles are given a complete exterior and interior makeover, including full paint polish and wax, paint retouch, carpet shampooing and interior disinfection.

It’s just like buying a brand new vehicle, but much more affordable. This is what sets ACUVs apart from typical used cars.

Money-back guarantee  

Automart.PH Certified Used Vehicle buyers can also get a three-day/100-kilometer ‘love it or return it’ guarantee. If within this period, you did not like the car after buying it, simply return it and get your money back.

Our ACUVs include a money-back guarantee once proven that the vehicle has structural damage, a tampered odometer or if the car was involved in floods prior to purchase. At Automart.PH, we want to be transparent about the general condition and durability of the vehicle.

Hassle-free transfer assistance

For your peace of mind, Automart.PH Certified Used Vehicles include hassle-free transfer of papers. For units with pending number plates, we help you with getting your plate number from the Land Transportation Office.

The Automart Advantage

What sets our certified used cars apart from other dealers is that they are available immediately. No waiting or bidding required. If you like the car, pay up and drive away. We will handle the paperwork.

Let’s use a 2022 Toyota Vios XLE 1.3 as an example. A brand-new one is P862,000, but a Vios XLE ACUV with just 6,761 kilometers can be bought for as low as P733,925. Put the ACUV and a new Vios side-by-side and no one would tell the difference.

And unlike a new car, an ACUV is available immediately. Simply pay the requested amount, whether straight cash or financing, and the car is all yours.

For the best used and repossessed cars, i-Automart na yan. For certified used cars, Automart is the best choice.