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Acura Used Cars - Best Reasons to Purchase Certified Acura Used Cars

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Is purchasing a certified used car from Acura worth it? It is, if you are looking for peace of mind and are willing to part with extra dollars to get it. When you purchase a used vehicle from a private party, you will be saving money initially but buying some headaches down the road. You may very well end up with the car in the shop quite often, while you struggle with the inconvenience of alternative transport or pay to rent a car. The cost of each repair will vary depending upon how honest the previous owner was about the car’s condition and how well they cared for the car while they owned it.

If you are busy and want a predictable car expense outlay each month, a certified vehicle may be the best choice for you. With a certified used car, backed by the dealer, you can be sure you and your car will be cared for without unpredictable extra costs (beyond your monthly payment, gas and insurance) during the warranty period. You can even purchase a longer warranty for greater peace of mind. These warranties are often not transferrable beyond the current owner, so before purchasing extended coverage, be certain you plan to own the car for the entire period of time. Certified vehicles may also be leased.

Acura is known for producing quality automobiles and they stand behind their certified used cars in a big way. Acura aims to provide the owner of an Acura certified pre-owned vehicle, with the same uncompromising standards expected by owners of a brand-new model. All certified pre-owned vehicles are less than six years old and must have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer. These cars are covered by a 12-month/12,000-mile certified limited warranty. Acura puts their certified vehicles through a 150-point vehicle inspection and provides an extensive roadside assistance program for good measure. All this adds up to a fairly worry-free used car ownership experience.

Practically every part and mechanical system in the vehicle, big and small, from the engine to the door locks to the wiper blades, is checked and if needed, serviced. A thorough appearance audit is of course also conducted. The maintenance history of the car is reviewed and the car’s VIN is researched for any open service recalls. All informational manuals are included with the car and a CarFax history report is tucked into the glove box as well. The checklist from the certification inspection is included along with a vehicle maintenance journal.

Buyers (or lessees) of certified pre-owned Acura cars receive a 12-month / 12,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited warranty and a 7-year / 100,000-mile power train limited warranty, which starts after new car warranty expires. (Buying within the original warranty period has its advantages.) All repairs under the warranty are made for free. For further peace of mind, the coverage is honored at all Acura dealers across the country. A three-day exchange policy is also provided in some areas of the US.

You can defer paying the AAA Auto club during the 12/12 warranty period as well, since most of the same services, such as roadside assistance, lockout service, and towing plus travel planning, trip interruption benefits and maps are covered under the Acura roadside assistance program.

For ultimate peace of mind an optional Acura care certified additional coverage plan provides the highest level of protection. The optional plan extends the same coverage provided in the 12-month/12,000-mile warranty to the same as the power train coverage of 7 years, 100,000 miles from the date the vehicle was sold as new. Another option is to extend both power train and non-power train coverage for a total of 8 years, 100,000 miles or even 8 years, 120,000 miles. This extended coverage is transferable if you sell your car.

These extended coverage packages must be purchased from the dealership at the time the pre-owned car is purchased, so be sure to do the math and consider these options in advance. If convenience and security is paramount in your life, the certified pre-owned Acura may be the best choice for you.

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