Why certified used cars make more sense than brand-new ones
Updated on December 03 2023
By Melvin Magadia for Automart.PH
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 vehicles
A certified vehicle 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 Vehicles (ACV) that look, smell and feel like new, but cost much less.
Here are five reasons why certified used cars are worth your consideration.
You would think that used cars no longer have a warranty. But this is not the case with our ACVs, which come with a 1-year/10,000-kilometer warranty.
If something goes wrong within that period, Automart.PH will take care of it, no questions asked.
In addition, Automart.PH Certified 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 ACV, 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 Vehicles are given a complete exterior and interior makeover, including full paint polish and wax, paint retouch, carpet shampooing and interior disinfection.
Automart.PH Certified 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 ACVs 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 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 (LTO).
The Automart.PH 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 ACV with just 10,761 kilometers can be bought for as low as P724,843. Put the ACV and a new Vios side-by-side and no one would tell the difference.
And unlike a new car, an ACV is available immediately. Simply pay the requested amount, whether straight cash or financing, and the car is all yours.