Taking the Risk out of Dealer Certification Programs

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If I buy a car from a car dealership, should I opt for a dealer-certification program?

Taking the Risk out of Dealer Certification Programs

Compared to a factory-certified vehicle, a dealer-certification program may be a little risky because frequently they are not worth the cost. Often car dealerships of new and used cars offer their own brand of certification.

On the contrary, these types of car certifications are a means of cashing in on a precedent set by manufacturer. If you opt for a dealer certification program remember to request a copy of the inspection/repair list for the specified vehicle's certification. Review the details of the car dealership's auto inspection to make your final decision.

As a measure of protection, obtain an additional inspection from another mechanic and compare his or her findings to the car dealership's assessment.



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