Consider the L/Certified Option
Lexus certified pre-owned vehicles have extreme standards and superb benefits
There are specific reasons why Lexus’ certified pre-owned program, called L/Certified by Lexus, has been ranked above other luxury CPO programs by leading automotive media outlets, but it ultimately comes down to a key Lexus philosophy: drivers of Lexus L/Certified models must experience the renowned premium driving experience enjoyed by all Lexus drivers—no matter what the vehicle’s model year.
Lexus encourages any driver looking for a pre-owned luxury vehicle to diligently compare L/Certified by Lexus to other luxury pre-owned programs, but here’s a quick snapshot of L/Certified benefits:
The extreme inspection standards: When it comes to L/Certified quality, here’s a key number to know: 161. What’s so special about 161? It’s the number of examination points that every pre-owned Lexus model must pass (from the exterior condition right down to the glove compartment light) to earn the L/Certified by Lexus title.
The meticulous record keeping: To be considered for L/Certified by Lexus status, a vehicle must be a late model with low mileage and have a passing CARFAX® report. But Lexus L/Certified models also benefit from Lexus’ maintenance-record database. Each time a Lexus owner brings a vehicle into a Lexus dealership, the vehicle’s history is recorded, which helps technicians check whether a potential L/Certified by Lexus model has been properly maintained.
The wide certified pre-owned inventory: One reason Lexus has been recognized as a leader among luxury certified pre-owned programs is that the L/Certified by Lexus program spans a wide range of models, giving drivers ample choice across the Lexus model lineup.
The outstanding warranty: Lexus models are known and recognized for their dependability, which is why the L/Certified Limited Warranty offers two years of unlimited mileage coverage and up to six years of coverage when combined with the new-vehicle Basic Warranty. With mileage being unlimited, this certified pre-owned coverage has many of the coverage benefits received by new Lexus models.
Roadside Assistance: L/Certified by Lexus models also come with complimentary 24/7 Lexus Roadside Assistance—this service is provided for two years and unlimited miles within the Limited Warranty period. Also, if towing by a Roadside Assistance provider is unavailable, then towing to the nearest Lexus dealer (under warrantable conditions) is reimbursable (available in the continental U.S. and Canada).
Complimentary loaner vehicles: If your vehicle needs to be at the dealership for more than eight hours (for warrantable repairs), a loaner vehicle can be provided free of charge (subject to loaner vehicle availability at the service dealership).
The trip interruption benefit: Lexus will reimburse the costs of meals and lodging if an L/Certified vehicle becomes inoperable due to mechanical failure of a covered component while the driver is traveling (up to three nights and up to $200 per night), as well as a five-day rental car reimbursement (up to $50/day).
The complimentary maintenance: L/Certified by Lexus models also receive complimentary maintenance for the first four Lexus-recommended service visits, which starts from the first day of purchasing or leasing the vehicle. These four factory-recommended services span two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.
By Brian Gill