Your Certified Pre-Owned Buying Checklist

You shouldn't settle for less just because you're thinking about a used car for your next vehicle purchase. If you check out the certified pre-owned options available in the Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim area, you'll find that we have an extensive inventory of certified pre-owned Hyundai models at the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos.

But to get the most used vehicle for your buck, you'll want to closely follow the steps below so you'll not only enjoy the journey of choosing your next vehicle, but you'll also ensure that you make the right decision.

Our team has created an in-depth checklist that you can use to find the right certified pre-owned vehicle. You'll learn about the beats to hit, what to look for, and how to tell whether you're making the right decision. Let's get started!

Figure out how much the vehicle is worth.

Regardless of certification, it's always good to conduct some thorough research when looking at pre-owned vehicles. Drivers generally opt for used cars because they're less expensive than brand-new ones. But to make sure that a pre-owned vehicle is appropriately priced, you should do some digging to check its overall resale value.

Luckily, there are plenty of tools and websites tailored to used car shopping that you can use to find this information. Sites like can help you to search your area for the best prices on used vehicles. You can set the filters to look for specific mileages, packages, and even vehicle ages so you can find the right price and condition.

Seek out certified pre-owned programs offered by the manufacturer.

When it comes to finding the right used car, certified pre-owned vehicles are the cream of the crop. They undergo specific multi-point inspections by dealership service technicians to ensure that they're of a high enough quality to pass the certification process before being put into the inventory.

Additionally, certified pre-owned vehicles often come with great incentives and deals, such as specific warranties, that may help you save money both in the short and long term. You should do some research to figure out what type of deals your preferred manufacturer offers and what sets their certified pre-owned vehicles apart from others.

Vehicles at the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos that earn Hyundai's certified pre-owned stamp must pass a meticulous 150-point inspection to ensure their quality and condition. Certified pre-owned buyers can also benefit from reinstated factory-original equipment, such as a 3-month trial for SiriusXM satellite radio.

Get a detailed CARFAX Vehicle History Report.

No one likes to hear the you-get-what-you-pay-for speech. When it comes to certified pre-owned vehicles, you can rest assured knowing that what you pay for is a quality choice.

To ensure this, once you've selected a pre-owned vehicle, ask to see the CARFAX Vehicle History Report. This report will show you details about the previous ownership, including scheduled maintenance performed and any previous accidents or collisions. By learning about the vehicle's history and the care that it has received, you can determine whether you still want to purchase the vehicle.

Read the warranty closely.

One incentive offered with certified pre-owned vehicles is different warranties. These warranties cover routine maintenance as well as replacement parts. However, you want to be sure that the coverage offered by these warranties aligns with what you're looking for in terms of coverage.

Each Hyundai certified pre-owned vehicle comes with benefits such as a reinstated 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 10-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance. If your vehicle breaks down when you're miles from home, you can relax knowing that help is on the way. Rental car and travel reimbursement for covered repairs is included as well, so if your vehicle is in our shop and you need to rent a car, you won't have to lose out on money because we'll cover the cost.

Start on your certified pre-owned vehicle search.

The internet has made shopping more easy and convenient, even shopping for a vehicle. You can start your search right from home by browsing our certified pre-owned inventory to see which models stand out to you. Not only will you get some detailed information about the vehicles, but you can take the next step by scheduling your test drive.

Test drive a certified pre-owned vehicle.

A crucial step in the process of finding the right certified pre-owned Hyundai is taking it for a spin to see how it handles. You get to experience the vehicle's performance as well as its interior and features. By test driving a certified-preowned vehicle, you can be certain that you're making the right choice and that it's the vehicle for you.

If you're on the lookout for a local dealership with a top-of-the-line certified pre-owned program, you can visit us at the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore in the Cerritos Auto Square. We have one of the region's biggest certified pre-owned Hyundai inventories around Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim.

Start by viewing our selection online now to determine which certified pre-owned vehicle you want to take for a test drive!

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Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore

18818 Studebaker Road
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