If you are in the market for quality used cars near Columbus, you may have that “deer in the headlights” look because of the overwhelming number of choices you have. That’s because used cars come in all shapes, sizes, models, makes, years, prices, and colors.

But not all used cars are equal. Some used cars for sale in Columbus are simply better than others. However, it’s often difficult for today’s car shopper to really know what’s under the hood. Unless you pay some money to have an independent mechanic inspect the vehicle before you buy it (which may not always be possible), you must rely on the seller’s reputation, honesty, and your gut instinct.

But there’s another way. It’s called “Honda Certified Pre-Owned.”


So what makes Honda Certified pre-owned vehicles for sale at your Central Ohio Honda Dealers a better bet than your average, run-of-the-mill used car? Let’s find out.

Honda Certified Vehicles Are Thoroughly Inspected & Reconditioned

Everyone knows that Honda builds cars that last. Did you know that up to 78% of all Hondas sold in the past 25 years are still on the road today? (IHS-Polk Survey.) So a candidate for “Honda Certified” status already has an excellent foundation of reliability and quality upon which to build. With this pedigree in mind, we only select the cream of the crop. Each vehicle must first be less than 6 years only and have less than 80,000 miles on it to even get a shot at that coveted “Certified” status.


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If a pre-owned Honda meets this minimum standard, it then undergoes one of the most thorough and demanding inspections in the automotive industry. If you thought taking that final exam or sweating that job interview was tough, that’s nothing compared to what our factory trained Honda technicians put these cars through.

Exhaustive 182-Point Inspection

We want to be sure that all Honda Certified pre-owned vehicles we sell at your Central Ohio Honda Dealers are the best. So our factory trained technicians put each certified vehicle candidate under the microscope. They use an 182-point checklist that covers virtually every area and component. Brakes, tires, suspension, chassis, wheels, engine, electrical system, steering, exhaust system, drivetrain…the list goes on and on.

On the inside, technicians inspect the interior for any flaws, from the upholstery, controls, knobs and dash to the door handles and sun visors. No detail is too small to escape their meticulous scrutiny. Technicians ensure that everything is in proper working order. On the outside, we go over the exterior with a fine-tooth comb to uncover any cosmetic flaws.


The Ultimate Road Test Exam

We then put the car to the ultimate test where the rubber meets the road. You might consider this the car’s “final exam” as our technicians take it for an extended test drive to ensure that it drives the way a Honda should. After the road test, any problems or issues with the vehicle, no matter how small, are addressed and fixed. If a part needs to be replaced, we only use Genuine Honda Parts manufactured to OEM standards to return the vehicle to “like-new” condition.

Once the exams are over, only those candidates that earn an “A+” are ready to take their place among the used car elite as “Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles.”  

The Benefits Of Honda Certified

When you purchase a Honda Certified pre-owned vehicle from one of our Central Ohio Honda Dealers, you can buy with confidence. The certified emblem assures you that your Certified Honda will be a reliable car that you and your family can depend on for many miles of driving pleasure.

But that’s not all.

One of the biggest benefits of purchasing a Honda Certified used car is the money you’ll save compared to buying a brand-new car. In fact, you could be driving a Honda Certified vehicle only a couple of model years old for thousands of dollars less.

Because we stand behind every Honda Certified vehicle we sell, you get an outstanding 7-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty that gives you the peace-of-mind you’re looking for when buying a used car.

Plus, you also get a free CARFAX® vehicle history report that assures your Certified Honda does not come with any “baggage,” such as flood damage, DMV title issues, odometer discrepancies, or other hidden problems.

We also give you a complimentary three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Radio so you can enjoy an array of crystal-clear, commercial-free programming.

And we also offer to give you the option to purchase our Honda Care® extended warranty that extends your powertrain warranty coverage for up to 8 years/120,000 miles. This package also comes with roadside assistance, trip interruption, rental car reimbursement, and more. It’s a great deal at an affordable price that goes above and beyond to protect your Honda investment.

Choose The Best. Choose Honda Certified.

Why gamble with buying a used car from a private party or those “other guys” when you can enjoy the like-new quality, reliability, and many benefits of a Honda Certified pre-owned vehicle from your Central Ohio Honda Dealers? It’s a wise decision that just makes sense, as well as saving you lots of dollars and cents.

But don’t take our word for it. We invite you to stop by any one of our conveniently located Honda used car dealerships near Columbus and take one of our many top-quality Honda Certified pre-owned cars for a test drive. See for yourself why Honda Certified is “a cut above the best.”