What does "INFINITI Certified Pre-Owned" mean?
An 'INFINITI Certified' pre-owned vehicle has a high set of standards to meet before qualifying for that title. It is the most confident choice for the used car buyer as it is not only backed by the dealership, but by the Infiniti brand as well.
The road to Certification starts with our people. A Sales Manager or a member of our Trade-In Center management team personally evaluates each used INFINITI as a candidate for Certification. They look through the whole car from tip to tail through the eyes of its next owner; it's obvious which cars have been loved and which have been thrashed. Only the loved can move on to the next step.
Next, the car has to pass these factory rules:
- The car must have less than 60,000 miles.
- The car must be less than four years old (from the time its original dealer first serviced it).
- The car has to have a clean CARFAX report, meaning no major known issues.
If the car meets these minimums then it's on to the Service Department. Only factory-authorized technicians who have been highly trained and specialize on INFINITI may make a Certification inspection. When they do, they use a 150+ point checklist provided by INFINITI USA. This rigorous inspection far exceeds the basic safety inspection performed on most used cars - it focuses on safety, functionality, appearance, and ownership experience. Any items that do not pass the checklist are either repaired or replaced - or the whole vehicle is rejected and may not earn Certification. If it does pass, the vehicle is reconditioned with only Genuine INFINITI Parts, road-tested, and meticulously detailed.
When you look at and test drive one of our INFINITI Certified Pre-Owned cars in Orange County, it is part of our process to present you with a packet that we assemble for each of our certified cars. This is not required of INFINITI dealerships - we do it for your benefit. It includes:
Lastly, you get a great warranty and a host of other warranty benefits when purchasing Infiniti Certified. We'll touch on them, but for more details contact one of our specialists.