The Best Way to Get Great Value on a Car? Buy Used, the Right Way

No matter what’s going on, people need to get around. Perhaps it’s to pick up weekly groceries or make it to an appointment. Either way, driving is almost assuredly the safest and quickest way to get there.

It’s not surprising given the rate of job-loss and the current climate of economic uncertainty that people are looking for a great value on big-ticket purchases. If you’re in the market for a new car, you can buy a used Mazda from the Certified Pre-Owned Program for a long-lasting vehicle you’ll love to drive. Here’s how it works.

Thorough Inspections by Experts

If you looked under the hood of a used car, what would you see? Most used-car buyers will notice rust or a wonky paint job that indicates there’s been a repair, but they lack the technical expertise to diagnose more technical problems confidently.

Every vehicle in Mazda’s Certified Pre-Owned Program has undergone a thorough 160-point inspection by a factory-trained technician. Knowing the people who build the cars in the first place have confirmed that yours passes inspection lets you drive away with confidence and peace of mind.

Long Warranties and Guarantees

Even a brand-new car in mint condition can experience problems on the road. You’ll feel better if the used vehicle you buy is backed by long warranties.

That’s why Mazda’s Certified Pre-Owned Program offers a Limited Powertrain Warranty for up to 7 years or 140,000 kilometres, whatever comes first. Such a warranty covers major components, so you can drive in North America knowing you can get a replacement part at the nearest dealer should you encounter a problem on the road.

It’s rare to find such an extended warranty on a new car, never mind a used vehicle. Still, Mazda offers Available Extended Warranty Coverage, so you can focus on your love of driving instead of worrying about the potential unexpected cost of repairs.

Used Cars Are Not Necessarily Old

Don’t make the mistake of associating “used” with “old”! It’s very easy to get a used Mazda with impressive modern technology.

Infotainment systems from recent years will serve any driver well, so they can easily and safely use their smartphone to navigate, listen to music, and keep in contact with people via phone, text, and email. Many models have hands-free, voice command infotainment systems, allowing drivers to stay safe and comply with distracted driving laws.

Perhaps even more importantly, vehicles from recent years have incredibly advanced safety technology. Drive more confidently with things like a rear-view camera and sensors in the car that read the road and help drivers avoid collisions or lessen their impact. You, your passengers, and all road users will be safer.

If you take the right approach to buy a used car, you’ll drive away in a real beauty that can safely get you around town in style and comfort. Look to Mazda’s Certified Pre-Owned Program, and you’ll find great value on whatever type of car or SUV you need.