Certified pre-owned vehicles have had a previous owner; however, they have been thoroughly vetted and inspected to ensure they are in the best possible condition. Since each manufacturer certifies their own vehicles, the certification process and benefits vary based on the maker.
Pre-owned vehicles have also had at least one previous owner, though they have not undergone an inspection or certification process. In the chart below, you can see an overview of the main differences between these two types of cars:
|Has had one or more previous owners||Has had one or more previous owners|
|Must meet certain criteria||Does not need to meet any criteria|
|Has passed a multi-point vehicle inspection||Has not passed a multi-point vehicle inspection|
|Includes additional benefits (manufacturer-backed warranty coverage, roadside assistance, etc.)||Does not include special benefits, but you may have the option to add extra coverage|
|Includes a comprehensive CARFAX™ or AutoCheck® report||Does not include a CARFAX™ or AutoCheck® report, but you can obtain one online|
At our dealership, we have a selection of BMW Certified vehicles as well as pre-owned BMW models and options from other top trusted manufacturers.
BMW Certified vehicles have more than 300 miles but fewer than 60,000 miles on their odometers. Along with that, they need to have an up-to-date maintenance history and been repaired using only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) BMW parts.
They must also pass a comprehensive 360-degree vehicle inspection and road test. If anything needs to be refurbished, a BMW-certified technician completes the repairs using only genuine BMW parts. Once they become certified, these BMW vehicles come with the following benefits:
Along with these perks, certified BMW owners receive complimentary service loaners or alternative transportation for the duration of the protection plan from a BMW dealership.
Whether you want a certified pre-owned BMW or another type of pre-owned car, we can help you find your automotive match. Contact us at BMW of Norwood to schedule a test drive near Norwood, Westwood, and Dedham, Massachusetts, today.