Historically, auto dealerships have provided two basic options: Brand new cars straight off the factory floor, or used vehicles. Today, there is a third category, and in some ways, it offers the best of both worlds. Certified used cars aren’t brand new, but they are generally fairly contemporary, and come with low mileage. At the same time, these cars are priced lower than new vehicles, and they don’t come with the same depreciation you’d get with a new model. They’re also thoroughly inspected by certified technicians to ensure they live up to their manufacturers’ always-high standards for certified used vehicles.
The next time you visit one of our car dealerships in Madison, WI, you may want to think seriously about certified used cars. Here are just a few of the reasons why.
The Advantages of Certified Used Cars in Madison, WI
- These cars are very gently used. In order to qualify for a certified used program, vehicles must have low mileage, and they can only be a few years old. Different programs vary, but generally, certified used cars have no more than 70,000 to 100,000 miles. Additionally, most are no more than six years old.
- These cars are rigorously inspected. As mentioned above, certified used cars are meticulously evaluated to ensure their safety and reliability. The inspection process is always exacting and should offer you some peace of mind, since you’ll know that the car you’re buying is in good shape.
- Depreciation isn’t an issue. It’s often said that new cars lose half of their value when you drive them off the lot. Certified used cars have already borne the brunt of depreciation, which means they provide better value.
- You’ll often get a robust warranty or guarantee. While certified used cars are usually slightly pricier than regular used cars, they come with strong warranties and/or guarantees. For many buyers, the trade-off is well worth it.
Learn More About Certified Used Cars in Madison, WI
Our used car dealerships in Madison, WI are proud to offer a full line of certified used cars, making it easy to maximize your value. We’d love to show you some of the options. To test drive a certified used car or truck, join us at Zimbrick Automotive at your next opportunity.