When searching for a used car, there are many factors to consider including mileage, the overall condition, if there are any accident reports and whether or not the car has a remaining warranty.
Are you looking for peace of mind?
With a strong commitment to durability, quality, and innovation,Toyota offers a certified program that easily gives customers something to consider when purchasing a used vehicle. Each vehicle that qualified for the certified program goes through a 160-point inspection to received a Toyota Certified Seal of approval.
The Toyota Certified Program benefits include:
- 12-month/12,000-mile Comprehensive Warranty
- 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
- 1 year of Roadside Assistance
- 160 Point Quality Assurance Inspection
- Free CARFAX Vehicle History Report
- Standard New-Car financing Rates Available
- Extended Warranty Coverage is transferable at no cost for added resale value
- Reconditioned to Toyota’s exacting standards by Toyota factory-trained technicians
- Warranty honored at over 1,400 Toyota dealers in the U.S. and Canada
- Trouble-free handling of your transaction, including DMV paper work
While most dealerships offer some form of an extended warranty for used vehicles, a large number of these warranty’s can be associated with a third-party instead of the direct manufacturer – ultimately providing customers with a condensed version of manufacturer warranty’s.
If you are beginning your search for a used vehicle, keep in mind the availability of manufacturer backed certified programs that can offer a simple plan for a true peace of mind.
Sound familiar? More than likely your parents ground it into your memory, so every time the little sticker in the corner of our windshield matches our odometer we immediately head for the nearest Jiffy Lube.
When was the last time you went 10,000 miles without changing your oil? If your like most of us, probably never, however, some cars are made to run that long or longer on a single oil change thanks to tighter engine tolerances, better materials, and synthetic oils.
According to a recent government survey only 33% of people had ever driven their cars 4000 miles or more on a single oil change.
The truth is, changing your oil every 3000 miles is just too often, todays engines are made to run 5, 8, 10, and even 20,000 miles between oil changes. The average oil change costs around $30, and lets say we drive the standard 12,000 miles a year, that’s $120 a year in oil changes when really you should only be spending half that, it’s not a big savings, but over time really can help line your pocketbook.
Every year we throw away millions of gallons of half used oil, one analyst from Edmonds.com said “you would not change your bath water halfway through, why would you change your oil” and he’s right. If you want to find out how often you should change your oil you can either check your service manual, or go to http://www.checkyournumber.org put in your year make and model, and it will tell you how often you really need to stop in to the service station.