Is Certified Worth It?


One of the biggest decisions shoppers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth make when considering their next vehicle is whether it should be new or Pre-Owned. However, there’s a third option that many don’t think about – making their next vehicle a certified vehicle.

Is buying a car certified worth it? In this guide, we at BMW of Arlington will help you answer that question. Read ahead to learn more about certified vehicles, what their benefits are, and, ultimately, if they’re worth the cost!

What is a Certified Vehicle?

Certified vehicles fall under the Pre-Owned vehicle category. However, certified vehicles are practically like new because they’re gently Pre-Owned. In fact, a Pre-Owned vehicle cannot qualify as a certified vehicle unless it meets high quality standards.

A few of the standards that potential certified vehicles have to meet include:

  • Mint condition features
  • Genuine manufacture parts
  • A respectable accident and maintenance history
  • Being a recent model year
  • Being under a certain amount of miles

Each certified vehicle starts as a Pre-Owned vehicle that’s put through a rigorous multi-faceted quality assurance inspection. These inspections include everything from the functionality of the engine to the quality of the interior upholstery. Every part is checked and tested to ensure that it works like-new.

The Benefits of Buying a Certified Vehicle

Opting for a certified vehicle rather than a new or Pre-Owned vehicle has many different benefits starting with what we already touched on in the previous section. These vehicles give you the quality of a new car without the price tag.

These vehicles give you more bang for your buck when it comes to your budget. Depending on how much you can afford, you can opt for a more luxurious vehicle or nicer trim level if you go certified than you would if you were to use your budget on a new vehicle.

Another benefit of owning a certified vehicle is the extended certified warranty that comes with it. Most dealerships provide you with an extension of the vehicle’s original basic warranty as well as the original powertrain warranty.

Depending on the make and model of the certified vehicle that you go with, you could also receive a number of maintenance benefits as a certified vehicle owner. Many dealerships will offer your 24/7 roadside assistance and discounted maintenance services for a period of time after you take your vehicle home.

Ready to Find Your Next CertifiedCar?

As you can see, making a certified vehicle your next vehicle is worth it because of the many high quality and many benefits that come with them. With that in mind, it’s time to get the ball rolling on finding your next certified vehicle.

We at BMW of Arlington offer a wide variety of certified vehicles. Shoppers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth should come down to our showroom to see for themselves how buying certified is worth it!

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