What Makes a Car a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle?

Buying a used car can be nerve-wracking. You never know what you are getting from private sellers and roadside lots. Forget your worries with a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle from Limbaugh Toyota. Toyota Certified Used Vehicles are part of a factory-backed, certified pre-owned program, which is honored at over 1,400 Toyota dealerships across the United States and Canada. Only the highest quality pre-owned vehicles become Toyota Certified Used Vehicles, and the advantages of owning one are comparable to buying a brand new car.

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You will not find an old or overworked car among the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles. To be eligible for the program, a vehicle must have fewer than 85,000 miles on the odometer and be the current model year or six model years back. Once those requirements are satisfied, the vehicle must pass Toyota’s rigorous 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection. This inspection covers every inch inside and out, from the engine compartment, battery system, and transmission, to the interior condition and appearance, lighting systems, and audio and alarm systems.

Toyota is confident in its Certified Used Vehicles, and it passes that assurance on to the buyer. A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is available for each Certified carfax logo Used Vehicle. Certified customers are also eligible for standard new-car financing rates. Once purchased, a Limited Comprehensive Warranty lasts for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first, and covers any repair or replacement of components that fail under normal use due to a defect in materials or workmanship. A Limited Powertrain Warranty covers major engine and transmission components and all internally lubricated parts, and lasts for 7 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Also, for the first year of ownership, Toyota includes 24-hour Roadside Assistance, including servicing flat tires, jump starts, towing, and emergency fuel delivery.

Take the uncertainty out of purchasing a used car. Buy a Toyota Certified Used Vehicle from Limbaugh Toyota in Birmingham, Alabama, and drive home with confidence.

Used Cars Made in Alabama

state of alabamaEven when you buy used, you can buy local. Many of the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles available at Limbaugh Toyota in Birmingham were made in whole or in part right here in Alabama.

Since May 2005, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama has employed over 3,000 workers to produce several models and engines. The Hyundai Sonata and the Hyundai Elantra are produced in this Montgomery factory, as was the Hyundai Santa Fe until 2010. Additionally the Lambda, Theta, and Nu engines, which power vehicles from the Genesis and Elantra to the Sportage and Forte, are made here every day.

Mercedes-Benz has been a positive presence in the local community since it began production in 1997 at the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Vance, Alabama. This plant produces the M-Class, R-Class, GL-Class, and C-Class. The Mercedes-Benz plant employs roughly 4,000 people to manufacture these luxury vehicles.

Lincoln, Alabama is the site of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama. The four thousand locals employed by Honda make the Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, and Acura MDX, as well as the Honda J engine, a V6 that is found in several Honda and Acura vehicles. Honda Ridgelines were made here from 2008 to 2014, as were V6 Honda Accords between 2009 and 2010.

tacoma engineHuntsville, Alabama is home to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama. This factory has been making making engines for top Toyota models since 2003. The V6 engines that power the Tacoma and Highlander are made in Huntsville. The V8 engines that roar inside the Tundra and Sequoia also call Alabama home. The hundreds of local Toyota factory workers also make the AR 4-cylinder engines for the Venza, Camry, and Scion tC. International Diesel of Alabama is another Huntsville-based manufacturer that makes V6 and V8 diesel engines.

Limbaugh Toyota in Birmingham is proud to offer many Toyota Certified Used Vehicles that trace their origins to right here in Alabama.

Toyota Makes the Most Reliable Used Cars

Every car seems perfect when you buy it brand new, but how well will it stand JD Powerthe test of time? J.D. Power studies the dependability of real world vehicles, focusing on how many problems vehicle owners actually experience. The Most Reliable Compact Car, Most Reliable Minivan, and Most Reliable non-luxury Automobile Brand are all Toyotas, according to J.D. Power’s 2015 Dependability Study. That means a used Toyota functions more like a brand new one than any other non-luxury vehicle does.

J.D. Power’s 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study asked the original owners of 2012 model year vehicles what problems they experienced during the previous 12 months. The 2012 Toyota Corolla beat the 2012 Nissan Leaf and 2012 Honda Civic to be named the Most Reliable Compact Car. The 2012 Corolla’s enhanced standard equipment and premium option package performed better than the 2014 Toyota Siennamany vehicles whose owners complained of malfunctioning tech equipment. The 2012 Toyota Sienna, with its available infotainment system and variety of trim levels, was named the Most Reliable Minivan. 2012 Sienna owners reported fewer problems than the 2012 Honda Odyssey.

J.D. Power also ranked each automobile brand as a whole for reliability. Toyota toyota logowas ranked #3, behind #1 Lexus and #2 Buick, making it the top-ranked non-luxury automobile brand. Toyota is ranked more reliable than #5 Honda, #13 Nissan, #22 Volkswagen, and last place #31 Fiat. For all brands, owners reported an average of 147 problems per 100 vehicles. Toyota owners, however, reported only 111 problems per 100 vehicles.

Choose your dependable used vehicle today from Limbaugh Toyota in Birmingham. Limbaugh carries a full inventory of used vehicles, from a wide variety of brands, including the Power Ranked Lexus, Buick, Cadillac, and of course Toyota.