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Best New SUV under $20,000

Autobytel released its awards for the best SUV’s to buy priced under $20,000  The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport made the top 3 on the list.

The Outlander Sport has been described as an example of style and affordability.

According to Mitsubishi, standard safety features on the new Outlander include Active Stability Control with Traction Control Logic, Tire Pressure Monitoring, anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Brake Assist. The Outlander Top Safety Pick+ award also demonstrates the new model can withstand crashes from every direction.

“Since its redesign in 2014, the Mitsubishi Outlander with available Forward Collision Mitigation has been an IIHS Top Safety Pick+,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. “With over 100 improvements from the previous model year, the 2016 Outlander truly serves as an ambassador for the brand’s dedication to superior safety and reliability.”

Available safety options included Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, among other active features. Mitsubishi has also recently developed an SEL Advanced Safety Package to make these upgrades available at all trims, not just upper-level models.

Schedule your time to come into John Amato Mitsubishi and test drive the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport today. www.milwaukeemitsubishi.com

Hyundai Genesis Standard of Luxury

The new standard of luxury is here.  The Hyundai Genesis in now available at John Amato Hyundai Superstore in  Milwaukee, WI.  Packed with a number of luxurious details and features and  top notch safety features.  Equipped with dozens of advanced safety features, including Hyundai innovative driver assistance technologies, the Genesis stands out

Here is a list of a few of the safety features:

  1.   Automatic Emergency Braking – Using a combined system of a camera and radar sensor, the Genesis monitors the vehicles ahead.  If the system detects a potential collision, and the driver does not react, the Automatic Emergency Braking instinctively kicks in.  If a crash is imminent with no driver response, the system can even apply the vehicle full brakes , stopping power from 5 to 50 mph
  2. Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist – When traveling at speeds above 44 mph, Lane Departure Warning will alert the driver when they begin to drift outside of their lane without signaling.  If the driver does not respond to the gentle steering wheel vibration alert of a visual cue, Lane keep Assist will apply corrective steering assistance to guide the vehicle back into its lane.
  3. Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert –   Using an advanced radar system, the Hyundai Genesis constantly monitors the vehicle’s surrounding areas.  When the system detects the vehicle has enters the driver’s blind spot, it will provide both and audio and visual alert.  When the Genesis is in reverse the system scans for objects in the vehicle’s rear cross path and will alert the driver with the same cues should an object be detected.
  4.  Smart Cruise Control –  With Smart Cruise Control on the Hyundai Genesis, the system automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed to maintain the driver’s pre-selected distance from the vehicle ahead.  Should the vehicle come to a complete stop, the stop/start technology allows the Genesis to come to a complete stop and then automatically start moving forward again if the vehicle ahead begins moving forward within 3 seconds
  5. Heads-Up Display –   If luxury is what you seek, look no further than its Head-Up Display.  Using a system of lasers, this feature displays all of the vehicle’s pertinent information on the windscreen.  Speed, navigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Detection all conveniently located.

Come see The Genesis today at John Amato Hyundai Superstore

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Milwaukee

Looking for a sharp SUV inside and out.  Check out the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport at John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee.

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is sized between the three row Santa Fe and the Tucson.  This year’s Sport takes a little from each model to round out its potion as Hyundai’s popular 2 row SUV.

Despite being mechanically unchanged from last year’s model, this year it received new front fascia, headlights, trim panels, taillights, rear fascia and more.

In total the design has matured in the Santa Fe Sport into something closer to the redesigned Tucson.   The Sport is still rated the best looking of the Hyundai crossover SUV trio.  It has hexagonal grille bracketed in place with coordinated fog-lamps trimmed with LED lighting.  The side sills stand out in relief up and over the rear wheel wells, and the rear door handles sit will back of the rear wheel openings.

The interior of the Sport is further refined from the previous years.  Hyundai is stuffing the Santa Fe Sport with more available technology.  Which includes an available 8 inch touch screen  and electrolunenescent gauges

The base engine that comes in the Santa Fe Sport is a 2.4 liter inline 4 that is also used in the Hyundai Sonata.  The engine makes 185 horsepower.  It is equipped with a direct injection that is paired with a 6 speed automatic.

In terms of SUV size, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is in the middle of the pack when compared to other SUV in its class.  It is close in size to the Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4, Jeep Cherokee and Chevrolet Equinox.  It does have a slightly larger wheel base than the Ford Escape.

The Santa Fe Sport has more room than most of its rivals.  It has great leg room and knee room for the taller drivers.  The seats have sufficient bolstering on the bottom cushion and well shaped backrests.  Power seat is standard on most versions.

The rear seats splits and folds to flex in its available space.  The seats fold into a 40/20/20  which means that the middle section can give way to narrow objects without losing seating space.

 

Test drive your next SUV at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee

 

Attention Milwaukee Area Uber Drivers

Uber is a civilian car transportation service that offers rides to customers destination just as a taxi or shuttle service would.  With an easy to use app that you can download right  to your phone.  Uber drivers are just a click away.

For a limited time only, Hyundai is offering a $1000 rebate to Uber drivers to go towards the purchase of a qualifying Hyundai model.  This is in addition to all other rebates on vehicles to be used for Uber service.

This rebate can be combined with other rebates available:

  • Hyundai Circle A Plan discount (for those who qualify)
  • The incentive must be applied to the vehicle deal
  • Customer must be a registered Uber Driver
  • Customer must provide a copy of the Uber Driver Dashboard showing their registration at the time of purchase

When becoming an Uber Driver you are offered discounts from certain manufactures like Hyundai and John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee.

One factor to consider is the cost of ownership, which not only includes the purchase price and depreciation, but also fuel costs, insurance and maintenance.  Kelley Blue Book complies 5 Year cost to Own data that takes account all these factors to come up with an average total cost of ownership.  While not Uber driver specific, this can be an important factor in your new car buying decision.  And Hyundai was rated #1 in cost of ownership vs cost to maintain

 

Schedule your appointment today at John Amato Hyundai Superstore

Vehicle purchase after repossession

Many customers do not know what to do for their next vehicle purchase after a repossession.  At John Amato Hyundai Superstore we specialize in establishing and re-establishing credit even after a vehicle repossession.

What is the Vehicle Repossession Process?

The vehicle repossession process is pretty straightforward.  First, you may receive a letter stating  your loan payment is past due.  This does not always happen.  If it is specified in  your loan contract, you will get a letter.  A few days after the letter is sent,  you will get a phone call from the loan company stating that the payment is late and what you plan to do to avoid repossession.  After a “grace period”  expires the loan company hires a repossession company and they take the vehicle.  You will then receive a letter telling you how much you owe for the loan payments and repo fees.

After Repossession

It may feel like the world stopped because your vehicle was repossessed.  But, in fact it was a vehicle that you could not afford.  It is however a large step back in your financial life, but it won’t stop you from moving forward.  Lenders have been loosing the reigns on the car loan requirements and are now willing to assist customer with problems in their credit.

A vehicle repo can greatly lower your credit score and move you down the standings in credit categories.  At John Amato Hyundai Superstore, we don’t turn away customers that have had issues in the past.  We are here to finance your future  not your past.   We work out a deal that fits you into a budget, but there are a few things that you can do to help

Determine Where your Credit Stands and Repair it

You know your credit score is going to go down because of the repossession.  But it may not be as bad as you think.

Auto loans can be a complicated process and getting approved should not be your only concern.  You want to get favorable terms on the loan as well so  you can afford your payment.  This is all determined by what your credit report says to the lender.  For example, your score is not the only factor

Other factors that impact your loan is:

  • Slow payments or late payments on loans
  • Defaults on loans
  • Repossession
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collection notices

Anyone with these on their credit report will be subject to higher interest rates because they pose a risk to the lender.  You must re-establish your standings for long term loan.  You need to repair your old debt for better future loans and debt.

If you are behind on payments on other loans, you need to bring those payments current.  This shows lenders that you are making an effort to make good with your creditors.  Remember, that rebuilding your credit is not an easy or quick process. It takes time, commitment and discipline to stay on top of your bills.  But, in the end it is worth it to receive better interest rates and terms in the future.

 

Be Prepared when you Visit John Amato Hyundai Superstore

Having a down-payment is generally a requirement of anyone with less than perfect credit looking to get an approval for an auto loan.  The bigger the down-payment the more options you may have.  Having a down-payment tells lenders that you have control over your finances, which in turn, means they are more favorable to approve your loan application

 

If you don’t have a down-payment, you can trade in your vehicle, whatever equity you have in your vehicle will be used as a down-payment.

After you have figured out your money situation, and schedule a time to come into John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee, you need to bring in the following items to turn into the lender

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current Proof of Income (pay stub)
  • Bill with your name and address on it (utility bill)

You should always bring in the documentation the same day of your visit, so it does not interrupt the loan application with the lenders.  It makes the process go by quicker and smoother and will allow the lender to see that you are organized and serious about making a purchase.

When you are speaking with the finance manager at John Amato Hyundai Superstore, keep in mind they are making sure that everything you say is accurate, so it is best to be completely honest.  Do not lie about past credit or income.  If that happens your loan application may be automatically declined.

Set your Goals Realistically.

You have already been down the road with a vehicle you could not afford the payments on , so do not do that again.  Instead come to terms that in fact the car  you can afford may not have navigation or leather or a sunroof.

Look at cars that fit into your budget and the parameters that the lender set up.  You need to show the banks that you can make on time payments, they are giving you a second chance.  Stick to a vehicle with what you need for now.  Make your payments on time and your  credit will improve, then the next vehicle will probably have all the options that you wanted.

As We See It

Repossession is not the end of the world, it is only a minor set back that you need to correct.  You do not have to give up all hope of ever owning a vehicle again, because we can help you.  We are a special financing dealership that has the tools and experience to get you into another vehicle.  Which in the end rebuilds your credit score.

 

Get started today by beginning your application at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee

4 indications your vehicle needs new tires

When should you change your tires?

As seasons change, it’s always a good idea to take inventory of your vehicle’s needs.  For many people that means routine maintenance and the regular oil change.  While these are important steps in the life of your vehicle, it is also a good idea to keep an eye on your tires.

Tread Wear

Not sure if your vehicle has low tread?  Do the penny test.  Simply put the penny with Lincoln’s head down between the tread of the tire. If you can see Lincoln’s head then  you tire needs to be replaced soon.

Tire Pressure

If you are finding yourself having to stop and refill your vehicle’s tires multiple times during the week, you might need new tires.  It’s normal for tires to deflate about one pound per square inch per month, but increased loss of pressure is a warning sign

Cracks

These typically go hand in hand with low tire pressure.  When a tire deflates, its normal for the tire to then crack and bulge out.  So if you are seeing cracks, gouges or bulges, you might have a slow air leak.  Either way, its a good idea to get it checked out to see if it can be repaired or you just need new tires.

Strange Noises

Hearing thumping or getting vibration when driving your vehicle down the road?  It’s a good idea to bring your vehicle to John Amato Hyundai Superstore Service Center as soon as possible.  A rear tire could be out of balance or there could be another issue.  Either way, get it checked out.

At John Amato Hyundai Superstore, you will find an exceptional team of experts dedicated on getting the repair right the first time.

Auto Financing 101- John Amato Hyundai Milwaukee

When choosing auto financing the cutomer may have two options : direct lending or dealership financing

Direct Lending may offer you 

  • Comparisons- You have the chance to shop around and ask lenders directly about their terms before you agree to purchase a specific vehicle
  • Credit terms in advance – By getting financing before you purchase a vehicle, you will know your rate and terms when you start your shopping

Dealership Financing 

In dealership offered financing, you get your financing through the dealership where you are purchasing your vehicle.  You and a dealer will enter into a contract where you buy a vehicle and agree to pay the amount financed and the finance charge.  The dealer may in return the contract to the bank , finance company or credit union, that services the account and collects your payments.

Dealership financing may offer you:

  • Convenience- Dealers offer vehicles and financing in one location, and often have extended hours including evenings and weekends
  • Multiple financing options – The dealer’s relationships with multiple banks and finance companies may mean it can offer you a range of financing choices
  • Special Programs – Dealers sometimes offer manufacturer-sponsored, low-rate or incentive programs to buyers.  The programs may be limited to certain vehicles or may have special requirements, like a larger down payment or shorter contract length.  These programs might be only certain credit rating statuses.

Before you Buy or Lease a Vehicle.

Determine How Much you Can Afford

Before you finance or lease a vehicle, take a look at your current financial situation to make sure you have enough income to cover your monthly living expenses.  Then, if you want to finance a vehicle, know the total amount you will pay.  This will depend on several factors, including the price you negotiate for the vehicle, the Annual Percentage Rate (APR), which may be negotiable, and the length of the credit contract.

 

Finance or lease a vehicle only when you are able to take on a new obligation.  Check the overall cost of the purchase of lease.  Consider the monthly payment in finance or lease negotiations.

The only time to consider taking on additional debt is when you are spending less than you take home.  The additional debt load should not cut into any amount you have committed to saving for emergencies and other top priorities.  Saving for a down payment or trading in a vehicle can reduce the amount you need to finance and reduce your financing costs.  In some cases, your trade in vehicle will take care of the down payment ton your new vehicle.

If you owe more on your vehicle then its market value, you have negative equity in your vehicle.  This is a consideration if you plan to use your vehicle as a trade in. The longer your new credit contract, the longer it will be before you have positive equity in the new vehicle – that is, before it is worth more than you owe.  If you have negative equity, you may need a bigger down payment to try and cover some of the inequity in you current vehicle and to get a qualification loan call from a lender.  If you take all of the negative equity into your new loan, your monthly payments will increase.   If you have negative equity, consider paying down the debt before you purchase another vehicle.

When You Apply For Financing 

Most dealerships have a Fiance and Insurance (F&I) Department that will explain to you your fiancneing options.  The F&I Deparment mangaer will ask you to complete a credit application that will include :

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Current place of residence and length of stay
  • Current and previous places of employment and length
  • Occupation
  • Sources of Income
  • Total Gross Monthly Income
  • Current Debt Obligations

Most dealerships will get a copy of your credit report, which has information about your current and past credit obligations,  your payment record, and data from public records.  For each account, you credit report shows your account number, the type and terms of the accounts and the credit limit.  This also includes Credit limits, most recent payments and balances owed.  This also includes creditors summary of past due information, legal steps and and any collection obligations

The dealership will submit your application of credit to one or more potential lending institutions.  They will determine their willingness to buy your contract

The finance company will evaluate your credit application using automatic techniques, like credit scoring, where the factors like your credit history, length of employment, income and expenses may be weighed and scored

The potential lender will not deal directly with the customer when you finance through a dealer.  It bases its evaluation on your credit report and credit score, the completed credit application, and the terms of the sale, including trade in or down payment.  The potential lender will decide whether it is willing to buy the contract, notifies the dealership of its decision along with their stipulations of the loan and guidelines

Your dealership may offer manufacture incentives, such as reduced finance rates or cash back on certain models.  The dealer will also check to see if you qualify for any additional rebates or cash back.  Generally these discounted rates are non negotiable, and it may be limited by the consumer’s credit history, and may be available only on certain makes and models

Dealers who promote rebates, discounts or special prices will show you if or how you qualify for the incentives or discounts.  For example, some offers may include recent college graduates, military members etc.  These are set by the manufacturer passed to the dealer and the consumer must meet the requirements to gain the extra rebate.

 

 

 

 

2013 Mercedes Benz GLK350 at Amato Hyundai Milwaukee

This 2013 Mercedes Benz GLK is the featured vehicle of the week at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee.

**CLEAN CARFAX** and **ONE OWNER**. Leather Package (Ambient Lighting and Comfort Headrests), 4MATIC®, Pebble Gray, 19″ 5 Triple Spoke Wheels, Automatic temperature control, Emergency communication system, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, harman/kardon® Sound System, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Low tire pressure warning, Memory seat, Navigation System, Power driver seat, Power Liftgate, Power Tilt/Sliding Panorama Sunroof, Power windows, Radio: AM/FM CD w/MP3 Capability, Rear-View Camera, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Roof Spoiler, Security system, Steering wheel memory, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, and Turn signal indicator mirrors.

There are used SUVs, and then there are SUVs like this well-taken care of 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. This luxury vehicle has it all, from a posh interior to a wealth of terrific features. If you want to drive with style, this is it. It is nicely equipped with features such as Leather Package (Ambient Lighting and Comfort Headrests), **CLEAN CARFAX**, **ONE OWNER**, 19″ 5 Triple Spoke Wheels, 4MATIC®, Automatic temperature control, Emergency communication system, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, harman/kardon® Sound System, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Low tire pressure warning, Memory seat, Navigation System, Pebble Gray, Power driver seat, Power Liftgate, Power Tilt/Sliding Panorama Sunroof, Power windows, Radio: AM/FM CD w/MP3 Capability, Rear-View Camera, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Roof Spoiler, Security system, Steering wheel memory, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, and Turn signal indicator mirrors. This great Mercedes-Benz is one of the most sought after used vehicles on the market because it NEVER lets owners down.

Why buy from Amato? The John Amato Automotive Group Philosophy: “We don’t just want to sell you a car, but also your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. In fact, we’d like you to partner with us for life…and feel proud and confident to recommend Amato to your friends and family.” 

What is Hyundai Brake Assist

John Amato Hyundai Superstore carries a vast inventory of Hyundai vehicles, in which all come with Hyundai Brake Assist technology.  This technology is an anti-lock braking system, which shortens braking system, which shortens braking distance and secures control of the vehicle while driving on slippery roads.  Hyundai continually advances their driver and passenger protections systems and is known for their cutting edge safety technology.

Brake assist systems work along side the anti-lock brake systems (ABS) on the vehicle to avoid wheel lock-up while making braking as effective as possible.  When the system is activated by a driver pressing the brake pedal hard and quick the brake assist system kicks in to help

What is Brake Assist and How Does It Work?

Hyundai Brake Assist is an active vehicle safety system designed to assist drivers in stopping their vehicle more quickly, when an emergency situation arises.  Studies have proven that in emergency stopping situations, almost half of all drivers fail to apply the brakes quickly enough or hard enough to use all of the braking  power their vehicle offers.  A brake assist system recognizes the signs of an emergency braking situation and add its support to the driver and the braking system.

How does  Hyundai Brake Assist Work?

Many consumers have seen Hyundai Brake Assist advertised but do not know how it works.  The answer is simple- the brake- assist system by Hyundai is designed to secure control of the vehicle and shorten braking distance in emergency stopping situations,  It does this by optimizing the distribution of the power to the brakes between the rear and front wheels, as their weight relates to rapid changes in the vehicle weight.  The brake override system makes the engine return to idle, and gives the braking system priority in the event of the driver, in a panic, stepping on both the brake and accelerator pedals at the same time.  The brake assist system increases the power to the brakes and shorten stopping distance in the event of emergency.  The traction control system stops the wheels from slipping, as well as maximizing the power of the vehicle to climb or accelerate.  All of these systems together assure a Hyundai driver of the ability to stop better and faster, and possibly negate the effects of an accident.

 

When is Brake Assist Important?

You might think that you have quick reflexes or have the ability to handle all of the situations on the road but people appreciate extra when they need it.  When brake assist is there for you in the event of an emergency stopping  situation , to assist you and your vehicle to stop quickly and safely.

 

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Check out all the the vehicles at John Amato Hyundai Superstore, Milwaukee and schedule your test drive today

Dealership Financing is right at Amato Hyundai Milwaukee

When you are ready to start the search for your next vehicle but need financing to complete the transaction, do not forget about the many benefits dealership financing has to offer to its customers.  At John Amato Hyundai Superstore’s financing department, we specialize in finding the right auto loan for your specific financial needs.  Even if you have experienced credit issues in the past, our dedicated team may still be able to find you a finance package that makes sense for your budget.

Our dealership has been working with a network of lenders that know everyone has different needs where auto-loans are concerned.  Whether you are looking to finance a new or pre-owned vehicle from John Amato Hyundai, we are sure to find the right financing deal so you can drive off our dealership lot as a satisfied customer.

One of the many benefits of dealership financing is the fact you never have to leave our building to go through the entire car buying process.  You can pre-qualify for an auto loan, select the Hyundai model that you liked best, and complete the entire transaction with ease.  Our financing department is experienced and our sales team is knowledgeable so we assist you in making the best purchase decision as possible.

Another benefit of dealership financing is the ability to find loan packaging that are not available through other lenders. Our network of lenders may have exactly the right solution for your auto loan needs that traditional lenders and banks do not have.  We can review the various options for which  you qualify so you can choose the right loan package for your budget.

Finally, dealership financing may make you eligible for the many deals and special offers available from our dealership as well as the manufacturer.  You never know what kind of great deals we are offering unless you keep in touch with us.  Utilize our store services to discover the vehicles in our inventory and the many sales and services available at our dealership.  Don’t forget to check out the various specials we have going on so when you are ready to purchase, you’ll know exactly what we have to offer.

Contact our Hyundai financing department today to get pre-qualified for the right auto loan.  We here at John Amato Hyundai Superstore are here to make your entire car buying experience is pleasant and leave our dealership lot happy in your new Hyundai

Amato Hyundai #1 Certified Preowned Hyundai Dealer

John Amato Hyundai Superstore has been the #1 Certified Preowned Hyundai Dealer in the state of Wisconsin four years running.  Why?   Because we have the buying power to buy these vehicles in bulk and pass the savings on to our customers.

LEARN ABOUT HYUNDAI CERTIFIED

Selecting a Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle is a confidence-inspiring choice. Why? Because Hyundai CPO vehicles come with a manufacturer-backed warranty, are high quality, and in like-new condition. That means there’s less to worry about now and down the road.

Striking design, human-focused technology, and uncompromised workmanship are standard equipment in all Hyundai vehicles. And only Hyundai vehicles that comply with the following requirements are eligible to become a Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned vehicle:

With your purchase of a Hyundai CPO vehicle, you receive the following benefits:

  • Be a maximum of five years old, with less than 60,000 miles.
  • Pass a comprehensive 150-point* quality assurance inspection by a Hyundai dealership technician
  • Have a clean, non-branded title as verified by a  Vehicle History Report.

$2,066 OF ADDED VALUE IN EVERY HYUNDAI CPO VEHICLE

With your purchase of a Hyundai CPO vehicle, you receive the following suite of benefits valued at $2,066:

  • Remainder of the 5-Year / 60,000 Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty?
  • Reinstatement of the 10-Year / 100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty??
  • Comprehensive 150-Point* quality assurance inspection
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report?
  • 10-Year / Unlimited Mileage Roadside Assistance?
  • Rental car and travel interruption reimbursement for covered repairs
  • 90-Days of No-Charge SiriusXM® Satellite Radio  All Access Trial
  • The option to purchase a Hyundai Protection Plan vehicle service contract at participating dealers.

$2,066 represents the national value of benefits included in the purchase of a Hyundai CPO vehicle as compared to a non-certified used Hyundai. Since $2,066 represents an average for all Hyundai CPO vehicles sold nationally, individual value received may vary. See dealer for program benefit details.

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE IN CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED PROGRAMS?

Yes, there is a difference. With the increased popularity of certified vehicles, there has been an increase in the number of ‘certified’ vehicle programs available to consumers. This can lead to confusion over what the term ‘certified’ really means. How do different ‘certified’ programs compare?

Manufacturer Certified

All Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles are backed by Hyundai Motor America (HMA) and include the remainder of the 10-Year / 100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty??. Hyundai CPO vehicles are inspected by technicians at Hyundai dealerships to a 150-point* standard specified by Hyundai. Only HMA can offer a powertrain limited warranty on a Hyundai CPO vehicle. Repair service is available nationwide through any authorized Hyundai dealership in the United States.

Additional benefits of Hyundai CPO ownership include: a no-charge CARFAX Vehicle History Report; 10-Year / unlimited mile roadside assistance; rental car and travel interruption reimbursement; special financing rates through Hyundai Motor Finance; and 90-days of no-charge SiriusXM satellite radio “All Access” trial.

3rd Party ‘Certified’

Vehicles are inspected to the standards set by a 3rd party company (not the vehicle manufacturer) and additional vehicle component protection is provided by a vehicle service contract, not a warranty. Repair is typically handled through the selling dealer. Other repair locations may be authorized by the 3rd party company under whose certification the vehicle is sold.

Dealer Certified

Vehicles are inspected to the standards set by a particular dealer (not the vehicle manufacturer) and additional vehicle component protection is provided by a vehicle service contract, not a warranty. Repair is typically handled through the selling dealer. Other repair locations may be authorized by the dealer under whose certification the vehicle is sold.

Compare the type of vehicle certification programs in the included table.

 

See our vast certified preowned Hyundai selection at www.johnamatohyundai.com