Having It All With HondaTrue: The Perks of Shopping for a Certified Pre-Owned Honda

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Dependable, practical, efficient, and versatile are only a few ways to describe the Honda lineup. These characteristics make every model appealing, from the best-selling Accord and Civic to the family-friendly Pilot and Passport, innovative Ridgeline, and surprisingly spacious CR-V. It’s hard to imagine the Honda fleet getting any better, but HondaTrue makes it possible.

As your Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealership, we’re your Honda destination and are proud to introduce one of Honda’s most appealing and value-oriented programs. HondaTrue is the automaker’s Certified Pre-Owned program that gives you the confidence to shop for a pre-owned Honda and the opportunity to keep more money in your wallet without compromising quality or reliability. With HondaTrue and Klein Honda, you can have it all, and here’s how.

What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

Used vehicles are divided into two categories: used and Certified Pre-Owned. The difference between these classifications is significant, especially in the Honda lineup. While every Honda is designed to log hundreds of thousands of miles, there is some risk when you purchase a used Honda rather than a Certified Pre-Owned model. How so?

Certified Pre-Owned models are held to higher standards. For example, automakers like Honda have specific mileage and age requirements that regulate which models qualify for the Certified Pre-Owned badge. In addition, more work goes into these models with an extensive vetting process that guarantees their operability and quality. This assessment and the additional warranty coverage offer the peace of mind that most used models don’t.

Meet the HondaTrue Certified Program

The HondaTrue certified program classifies every pre-owned Honda into three groups: HondaTrue Used, HondaTrue Certified, and HondaTrue Certified+. These classifications make shopping for pre-owned Honda more appealing because Honda doesn’t limit its benefits to newer, lightly driven models. Instead, the HondaTrue program offers a progressive suite of benefits that cater to budget-savvy shoppers and those willing to spend a little more on a newer model with a few miles on the odometer.

HondaTrue Used

HondaTrue Used vehicles are those that are within 10 model years old. Honda doesn’t restrict these models’ mileage because they aren’t classified as Certified Pre-Owned. Instead, they’re a tier above other used models and come with several key perks. For example, Honda offers a three-day exchange policy to ensure your satisfaction and minimize potential buyer’s remorse.

As you finalize the sale, the finance team will explain the benefits of investing in a HondaTrue Used model. For example, Honda engineers peace of mind by including a 100-day or 5,000-mile powertrain and non-powertrain warranty. You also have access to Honda’s 24/7 roadside assistance service, a complimentary oil change within the first 12 months, trip interruption coverage, concierge service, and a 90-day trial subscription to SiriusXM radio.

HondaTrue Certified

HondaTrue Certified models are a step above a HondaTrue Used vehicle because the automaker takes several key steps to verify their quality and operability. First, every HondaTrue Certified vehicle must be within five model years old and have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer. These requirements ensure you have newer models to choose from that still have plenty of life left to offer on the road.

Likewise, every HondaTrue Certified vehicle must pass a comprehensive 182-point vehicle inspection. Honda gives you access to this report, showcasing its promise to deliver complete transparency in every Certified Pre-Owned model. This report and the available CARFAX or Autocheck vehicle reports give you critical insight into the vehicle so that you can make an informed purchase.

Beyond the inspection and reports, your HondaTrue Certified vehicle is protected by Honda’s exceptional warranty coverage. This coverage includes a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a non-powertrain warranty that can extend the new vehicle’s limited warranty to four years or 48,000 miles. With your out-of-pocket expenses minimized, Honda makes it easy to keep more money in your wallet by including two complimentary oil changes within your first 12 months as a HondaTrue Certified owner.

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HondaTrue Certified+

You won’t find a better value or more peace of mind than from behind the wheel of a HondaTrue Certified+ model. The Certified+ badge holds a lot of weight in the Honda lineup because it signifies the best of the best. These models are less than 12 months old and have fewer than 12,000 logged miles. As a result, you reap the benefits of driving a like-new model at a fraction of the original MSRP without compromising on warranty coverage or affordability.

Every HondaTrue Certified+ model is backed by Honda’s new vehicle powertrain coverage that runs for seven years or 100,000 miles. This warranty is complemented by Honda’s non-powertrain coverage, which extends for five years or 86,000 miles. Along with these warranties, every model includes 24-hour roadside assistance, two complimentary oil changes, trip interruption coverage, and a $0 deductible for eligible repairs.

Extended Peace of Mind

One of the most appealing aspects of investing in a Certified Pre-Owned Honda is knowing the automaker always has you covered. Every Certified Pre-Owned Honda comes with warranty coverage designed to minimize your expenses and give you confidence in your purchase. As you’ve seen, this coverage varies between the HondaTrue Used, HondaTrue Certified, and HondaTrue Certified+ models. But how else does Honda extend your peace of mind?

Roadside Assistance

Every Certified Pre-Owned Honda includes access to Honda’s roadside assistance service. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Honda Roadside Assistance is always on call wherever the road takes you. This coverage includes fuel delivery, lockout service, towing to the nearest authorized dealer, battery jumpstarts, and more.

Complimentary Maintenance

Honda makes it easy to assume your role as a vehicle owner by including complimentary service with every Certified Pre-Owned model. HondaTrue Certified and Certified+ models come with up to two free oil changes during the first year. This service makes it easy and affordable to bring your Honda in for routine maintenance, where factory-trained and certified technicians will change the oil and filter, rotate the tires, and complete a multi-point inspection.

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Honda Care Coverage

Having confidence in your purchase and peace of mind on the road doesn’t have to come at a premium. Honda proves as much with its exceptional Certified Pre-Owned warranty coverage and by giving you the opportunity to extend this coverage with Honda Care. These extended protection plans include various service contracts, protection coverage, and maintenance plans that minimize your expenses as you navigate the road. You’ll find everything from oil change coverage and rental-car reimbursement to GAP coverage with the Honda Care suite.

Thoroughly Vetted and Quality Guaranteed

Buying a used vehicle was once risky because you never fully knew what you were getting. Instead, you relied on your instincts and trusted what you were told about the car, truck, or SUV. Honda goes one step further by minimizing this risk so that it’s almost nonexistent with its HondaTrue Certified Pre-Owned program.

HondaTrue guarantees the quality and operability of every pre-owned Honda, eliminating any guesswork or hesitation around your investment. Fortunately, Honda doesn’t stop there and fulfills its promise to offer the best vehicles available. We see this firsthand in the 182-point comprehensive inspection that every HondaTrue vehicle must pass before earning its Certified Pre-Owned badge. Where other automakers require far less, Honda raises its standards so that you get the best value for your money without compromise.