Why you should choose a Honda Certified Used Car

Every Honda is a product of innovative engineering and quality manufacturing. And only well-maintained Honda models that are less than six years old or have a maximum of 80,000 miles are eligible for certification. The certification process includes:

  • An exhaustive 150-point mechanical and appearance inspection, performed by the dealer, to ensure that each vehicle meets Honda Certified Used Cars standards
  • Honda-trained technicians scrutinize all major vehicle systems See for yourself
  • Dealer technicians recondition any component that does not meet our standards;
  • Any component that cannot be reconditioned is replaced with Genuine Honda parts.
  • Up-to-date scheduled maintenance services.

Free CARFAX Vehicle History Report

Honda dealers run a CARFAX Vehicle History Report at no cost to you to assure that your Honda Certified Used Car does not contain any DMV-reported incidents such as salvage, fire, flood damage, odometer problems or lemon history.

A copy of each car's CARFAX Vehicle History Report will be kept at the Honda dealership and will be available for you to see. Or you can always get a free Vehicle History Report online. Begin your vehicle history search here, and then view important details about the vehicle, including your free CARFAX Vehicle History Report.

The Honda Certified 150 Point Inspection

Required Manuals and Documentations(in glove compartment or provided upon delivery)

  • Owner's manual
  • New Car Warranty Manual
  • Certified Warranty Booklet
  • Vehicle History Report Copy( Title History Check)
  • Copy of HCUC 150-point Inspection Checklist in Glove Compartment (once completed)
  • Radio Security Code
  • Navigation Code (if applicable)

VIN Inspection

  • Vehicle VIN plates
  • VIN/FMVSS label on door jamb
  • VIN status /recalls-Perform VIN Status Inquiry check/recall or campaign repairs

Minimum Replacement items

  • Engine oil & filter- with Genuine Honda Filter
  • Air Filter- if dirty os at srvice interval
  • Brake Fluid- if dirty/discolored or at service interval
  • Floor mats- replace unless they wipe windshield clean
  • Coolant- replace if dirty or at service interval
  • Tires- minimum tread depth 5/32 across tread width
  • Disc brake pads- replace if wear is greater than 50 percent
  • Antenna mast- replace if bent or sticking (if applicable)
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Rear differential fluid

Scheduled Maintenance

  • Nearest scheduled maintenance

Road Test

  • Starting- cold/hot
  • Idle vibration- cold/hot & high/low speeds
  • Acceleration- power
  • Engine operation temperature
  • Driveablility- smoothness
  • AT shift quality/ AT shift points
  • MT shifter operation
  • MT clutch- smoothness, effort, slippage
  • Transmission/transaxle noise
  • CV joint/drive axle noise- full lock turn right/left
  • Braking-noise, vibration effort
  • Parking brake operation
  • WInd/noise/squeaks/rattles
  • Speedometer/odometer operation
  • Heater/defroster operation
  • A/C cooling performance/vent outlet temperature
  • Tire or steering-wheel vibration
  • Body/suspension-performance/noise/rough road test

Under Hood- check for unacceptable aftermarket modifications

  • Battery- condition, fluid level, load test
  • Alternator- belt condition, testing, charging
  • Starter operation
  • Distributor- cap & rotator condition, shaft looseness
  • Ignition system operation
  • Fuel system operation- connections/leakage
  • Fuel filter- replace per maintenance schedule
  • Radiator- leaks, road-hazard damage
  • A/C condenser- corrosion, road-hazard damage
  • Cooling fan operation
  • Coolant- replace if discolored, insufficient protection
  • Coolant hoses- check condition
  • Power Steering- fluid level, belt condition/tension
  • Heater valve noise
  • Engine/transmission mount condition
  • Engine- removed valve cover, verify adequate maintenance
  • Timing belt condition

Under Vehicle- check for unacceptable aftermarket modifications

  • Tires- OEM size, speed, and load rating
  • Tires- matching brand & type
  • Tires- not road hazard damage/proper tire pressure
  • Tires- check for uneven wear or sidewall cracking
  • Wheel/rims- check for damage
  • Valve- stem condition
  • Wheel lug nuts- all present and properly torqued
  • Spare tire- condition/pressure
  • Engine- oil leaks, drain plug threads
  • Transmission leaks
  • Coolant leaks
  • CV joint/boots/drive-shaft/universal joint- cracks, leakage
  • Brake pad thickness
  • Brake rotor thickness and surface
  • Brake caliper free movement
  • Brake caliper leakage
  • Rear-drum thickness and surface
  • Hydraulics
  • Hose/line leakage
  • Suspension- springs, proper ride height
  • McPherson strut/shock absorber leakage
  • Bushing condition
  • Ball joint tightness
  • Tie rod- end tightness
  • Power-steering rack leakage
  • Entire exhaust system- condition, leaks, damage, noise

Exterior- check for unacceptable aftermarket modifications

  • Headlights
  • Brakelights
  • Turn signal lights- operation, cracks, chips scratches
  • Parking lamps
  • Fog lamps (if applicable)
  • Running lights (if applicable)
  • License plate light
  • Brakelights- operation, cracks, scratches, damage
  • Back-up lamps
  • Emergency flasher
  • Water leaks

Interior- check for unacceptable modifications

  • Fuel gauge operation
  • Temperature gauge operation
  • All warning lights illumination with ignition -ON-
  • Dash Light Operation
  • Windshield wiper/washer operation
  • Audio system- radio/CD/cassette, speaker operation
  • Navigation operation (if applicable)
  • Headliner condition
  • Cigarette lighter/power outlets (if equipped)
  • Alarm/theft system operation- check remote
  • SRS airbags- exterior condition/check warning lamp self-check
  • Outside mirror operation- left and right
  • Rearview mirror operation- day and night
  • Window operation- noise, speed, and full travel
  • Door locks
  • Seat belts- condition, proper latching and retraction operation
  • Seat- upholstery/leather condition front and rear
  • Power seat operation (if equipped)
  • Seat Heaters (if equipped)
  • Headrest movement
  • Rear defrost operation
  • Inside- mirror/vanity light operation
  • Interior lights- switch/door operation
  • Glove compartment- light operation
  • Luggage compartment- jack & tool present
  • Trunk- lid release and light operation
  • Fuel door release
  • Hood- release operation

Appearance Inspection- Exterior

  • Under hood- clean engine compartment
  • Front bumper- fascia, guards, finish
  • Grille- headlights, other lights, trim, emblems
  • Hood- emblems and finish
  • LF fender- finish, trim
  • LF door- finish, trim
  • LR door- finish, trim
  • LR fender- finish,trim
  • Trunk lid- finish, trim
  • Rear bumper- fascia, guards, trim
  • RR fender- finish, trim
  • RR door- finish, trim
  • RF door- finish, trim
  • RF fender- finish, trim
  • Windshield- cracks, chips, scratches, pitting

Appearance Inspection- Interior

  • Carpet & mats- condition
  • Dash & instrument panels
  • Console/center armrest/ beverage holders
  • Front doors- controls, trim, condition
  • Rear doors/quarter trim/controls, trim condition
  • Luggage compartment- mat/trim/carpet condition

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