An Auto City Certified Car Delivers Quality at Unbeatable Prices!

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AUTO CITY CERTIFIED PROGRAM BENEFITS

Certified quality

Certified Quality

The vehicle meets or exceeds a set of criteria.

Best value

Best Value

The combination of quality and price delivers the most value to you.

Nearly new

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Get a better car for less money than you thought possible.

AUTO CITY CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Selection

Selection

The only cars that have a chance of becoming an Auto City Certified car are late-model, low-mileage vehicles in tip-top shape.

Inspection

Inspection

We conduct a thorough examination of the vehicle to make sure it meet our set of standards.

Reconditioning

Reconditioning

Anything that doesn’t meet our criteria will be repaired or refurbished until it does, and if it can’t be, then the vehicle will not carry the Auto City Certified label.

Quality Control

Quality Control

After the reconditioning is completed, we go back and make sure the vehicle meets or exceeds our mechanical and cosmetic certification standards before giving it the Auto City Certified seal of approval.

Pricing

Pricing

Once we’re satisfied that a car is worthy of the Auto City Certified label, we assign it a super-competitive price based on market research to make sure you’re getting a great deal.

warranty

Warranty

Auto City Certified vehicles come with a 6-month powertrain warranty. Buy with confidence and peace of mind!

WHAT IS AN AUTO CITY CERTIFIED CAR?

Here are the standards we developed for the Auto City Certified program:
  • Model year is 4 years or younger
  • Vehicle has under 50k miles at time of certification
  • No open safety recalls as indicated by safercar.gov
  • No known frame damage or signs of serious accident or other damage
  • No branded titles, such as salvage, rebuilt, lemon, etc.
  • Premium detail
  • Free CARFAX report
  • 3-Day Money-back guarantee
  • 6 month/6,000 miles warranty
  • Vehicle must pass 100-point mechanical and functional inspection

AUTO CITY CERTIFIED INSPECTION

Each inspected component should function according to the manufacturer’s standards and/or applicable guidelines for the vehicle’s age and mileage at time of certification.

Under vehicle

Under Vehicle

Frame and/or Unibody • Fluid Leaks • Drivetrain Fluids • Under vehicle fluids • Drivetrain Axles and Related Components • Exhaust System • Fuel, Brake and Emission Lines • Clips and Hardware

Suspension

Suspension & Steering

Shocks or Struts • Springs, Sway Bars, Control Arms and Joints • Rubber Bushings • Steering Gear Box, Linage and Joints • Power Steering • Pulling, Play and Noises

Brakes

Brakes

Parking Brake and Cables • Rotors and/or Drums • Pads and/or Shoes • Brake Master Cylinder • Braking: Noise, Pulling, Pulsation

Tires

Tires

Front • Rear • Spare, Jack and Tools, and/or Mobility Kit (if applicable)

Under hood

Under Hood

Engine and Immediate Components • Engine Oil and Filter • Underhood Fluids • Belts, Hoses and Vacuum Lines • Alternator, Battery and Charging System • A/C and Heating Systems • Radiator, Cooling Fan, Condenser and Water Pump • Timing Belt (if applicable) • Engine and Transmission Mounts • Air and Cabin Filters OBD2 Scan

Glass

Glass

Windshield, Side and Rear Windows • Wiper Blades • Side Mirrors • Exterior Lights

Interior

Interior

Air Bags • Safety Belts • Horn • Child Safety Locks • Dash Lights and Gauges • Interior Lights • Wipers, Visors and Rearview Mirror • Audio and Alarms Systems • Essential Power Switches and Controls • Seats and Upholstery • Trunk, Hood Gas Door Releases • Door Latches • A/C and Heating Operation

Exterior

Exterior

Body Panels • Bumpers • Grill and Exterior Trim Components

Road test

Road Test

Starts and Idles • Engine • Transmission • Suspension & Steering • Acceleration and Braking • Cruise Control • Essential Gauges • Noises, Squeaks, Rattles, Vibration

FAQ

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT AUTO CITY CERTIFIED CARS:

An Auto City Certified vehicle is one that meets a set of our proprietary standards developed to set apart used cars that are in better condition than most.

A vehicle has to meet our certification criteria and go through our certification process that consists of these steps: selection, inspection, reconditioning, quality control, market research and pricing.

An Auto City Certified car offers the ultimate combination of price and quality and comes with a 6 month warranty, 3-day money-back guarantee and a detailed inspection report.

What you get with an Auto City Certified car is the peace of mind that it has been put through its paces with a multi-point inspection and reconditioning process to make sure it meets the standards for carrying the Auto City Certified label. Find out more about Auto City’s certification standards here. Each Auto City Certified vehicle comes with a detailed inspection report, 6 month warranty, and a 3-day money-back guarantee.

Not at all! We price cars based on current market and our goal is to be a price and quality leader. Certification is a great benefit. However, if we price a car too high, even if it is certified, chances are that you will not even find this vehicle among thousands of other used cars for sale. We have to stay competitive all the time! We do not increase a vehicle’s price due to certification.

An Auto City Certified car usually carries more benefits than just peace of mind. An Auto City Certified car comes with a 6-month warranty for added protection, a very attractive price and variety of financing options for all credit types!

Have more questions? Check out our common questions page.

DISCLOSURE

Please note that the Auto City Certified program is based on a proprietary set of standards created by Auto City. Each automobile manufacturing company has its own set of CPO standards used by its own dealerships. The Auto City Certified program should not be confused with any manufacturer’s CPO program.
Each Auto City Certified vehicle comes with a detailed report of inspected components.

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