Keeping Your Used Car in Peak Condition During Cooler Months

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 3:48 AM

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Orlando, FL — Weather you drive up north for the holidays or not, it is important to keep your used car in its best condition during the upcoming cooler weather in Florida. Especially when we know for us it is one day hot, another day cool — and so on.

The following are car care tips to prevent long-term damage to vehicles that may spend a longer time in cold conditions:

  • Swap out regular tires for winter tires if you are thinking of traveling up north to states where you may need to deal with snow and other winter factors.
  • Checking the tire pressure weekly not only helps you protect it, but you actually save money on fuel, and that is always music to our ears.
  • Keep your fuel tank half full during low temperature days.
  • Check and change your oil before the cold weather hits, ensure your oil is in good shape. Oil can thicken when the cold temperatures hit. This can make it harder for your car to start. Use an oil that is intended for winter use.
  • Add a protective layer, especially if your car sleeps outside.
  • Protect your windshield wipers whenever frost is expected.
  • Your vehicle’s battery is especially hard hit when the mercury plummets. Check battery, by removing the plastic caps on the top and check the fluid level. (See your owner’s manual.) If the fluid is low, add distilled water. On maintenance-free batteries, check that the window at the top of the battery indicates a fully charged state.
  • Warming up your car isn’t good for the vehicle
    The more effective way to warm your engine is to drive your car gently at the beginning of every trip.
  • Make sure that all of your exterior lights are in the best shape possible. If they are out, replace the bulb. Same goes if they are foggy or are yellow-looking.
  • Antifreeze, also known as coolant, could also be essential for your engine in the winter. It works to keep it from freezing. Always make sure that your coolant levels are high and that there aren’t any leaks where your coolant might be draining from.

At Orlando Preowned, we take pride of our certified pre-owned vehicles all inspected in 125 points to make sure you drive off our dealership in a reliable and confident way.

Conveniently located at 3701 W Colonial Drive, Orlando FL.

Check out our current inventory here!

Convertibles are the Season’s Favorites This Fall

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 10:36 PM
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Fall is about to officially begin this month, and although for us in Florida our sunny weather invites us to enjoy the outdoor living almost year round, there’s something about autumn that draws our attention towards the fabulous convertibles. They sell more than we think and are more desirable than we think! You can find them at very reasonable prices, especially when you consider a certified pre-owned vehicle.

There is a popular joke about convertibles being just half a car, but the truth is, they provide a driving experience that is truly exuberant. Few things are as cool as driving a convertible this Fall, do not be an over thinker! 

“In what might be a case of convoluted logic, data suggests it takes an above-average income and education to drive what, by all measures, is one of the least practical cars on the road. That would be a convertible.

— Jim Gorzelany, Forbes


Why Convertibles Are So Popular

  • Convertibles are very stylish wheels, known for their classic sporty style. For sure you have enjoyed a movie or TV show that has used them to portray a more sophisticated image of the characters. Both men, and women really enjoy this characteristic.
  • Without a roof and door frames you’ll probably be able to see more around you. When you drive a convertible, you will find amazing the fact that maneuvering seems so natural because your vision is suddenly widened and you be an expert managing those tight spaces to park.
  • Here comes the rain! — “No problema” — your roof  becomes available at the push of a button. If you really like to drive and savor, you will be amazed with the 4D experience you are about to have when driving a convertible car: touch, sight, hearing and smell.
  • Extra tall people seem to find it extra helpful when it comes to comfort in head room.

 

Come visit us at Orlando Preowned, were our stellar service combined with quality used convertible vehicles that have been inspected in 125 points before coming to our showroom and lot, will give you the peace of mind that you need to make that dream come true!

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Contact us at (407) 295-5565

Convertible-Chevrolet Camaro SS

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2018 Ford Mustang GT Premium | Convertible

2018 Ford Mustang GT Premium

Convertible 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium

2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium

EVERYBODY WANTS TO ARRIVE IN STYLE THIS YEAR

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 8:56 PM

 

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Orlando, Fla.— No matter if you are the one to take your kids to school, and after school sports and activities, or if you have children leaving for college and now they need to drive, and now you’re looking for used cars for sale. The truth is that everybody likes to arrive in the right wheels, not only to look nice and sharp, but to have a reliable method of transportation. Especially if it is the case of your son or daughter driving longs distances to college away.

With the back-to-school come many expenses — and we are talking about the ones we expect and those that we can prepare for.  But then, come the unexpected ones. So, between tuition, supplies, dorms, food, clothing, insurance and so on, and so forth… Buying a new car may not be a viable option, and many parents rather treat these kids with a reliable used car until they prove they can handle responsibility well.

At Orlando Preowned, we take those concerns very seriously 

During this time of the year we bring plenty of options for parents to choose a Certified Pre-owned vehicle that will keep all those worries away.

If that wasn’t enough, all of our vehicles at Orlando Preowned are NIADA Pre-Owned Certified, including a 3 Month / 3,000 Mile Limited Warranty. Also you have an option to upgrade to a 7-Year/150,000 Mile Bumper To Bumper optional coverage.

Other benefits include:

  • FREE CARFAX® Vehicle History ReportTM
  • FREE AutoCheck® Vehicle History Report
  • Comprehensive 125-Point Inspection by a certified technician
  • Car rental reimbursement with towing benefit
  • 24 hour Emergency Roadside Assistance

Sedans

Our extensive line of hassle-free sedans of all makes and models gives you a great variety of choices your kid for sure will appreciate and love.

From Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Kia; to Mercedes Benz, BMW, Acura and Audi.

The following are just a few of the models available on our lot right now that you can take home immediately, with the benefit of Easy Financing options of up to 100% Credit Approval.

2017 Honda Accord Sport

This is a one owner vehicle with low miles, a clean Carfax, and offers 26/34 City/Highway MPG.

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Contact us at (407) 295-5565 or visit our showroom conveniently located at 3701 W Colonial Drive in Orlando, Florida.

Florida’s Most Exciting Roads Require a Great Car to Ride In

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 11:11 PM
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Orlando, Fla.—For us in Florida there are plenty of scenic, interesting roads to enjoy on a Sunday trip with the family in a nice car. Some are worth an overnight stay or maybe a weekend getaway to enjoy local attractions.

An official scenic highway or byway, as classified by the Florida Department of Transportation, must have at least one of these qualities:

  • Scenic 
  • Historic
  • Cultural
  • Archaeological
  • Recreational
  • Natural

The #1 for us is obvious

US-1 (Overseas Highway), Florida (image above)

Your car should put away its figurative dancing shoes for this one — the road was originally designed in the 1930s for train traffic, so there aren’t any twists or sudden turns. But what US-1 doesn’t offer in driver involvement, it makes up for with one-of-a-kind scenery that you can only get while driving on a route that connects Miami with Key West and relies on 42 bridges over Atlantic waters. Even though you can make the drive in four hours or less, that would mean missing the white sand beach (and the snorkeling) at Bahia Hona State Park. So do take that detour.

Anna Maria Island makes our #2

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A seven-mile strip of beautiful white-sand beaches line the barrier island of Anna Maria Island between the turquoise Gulf of Mexico and peninsular Florida. Also found in Anna Maria Island, at the southern mouth of Tampa Bay, are the cities of Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria and Holmes Beach.  Strict regulations govern the type of buildings and businesses allowed on Anna Maria Island, but excellent dining.

#3 is A1A Coastal Byway 

If you opt for the more historic options our #3 will catch all your senses. Beautiful 72 miles from Jacksonville to Flagler Beach!

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A fun fact about this one is that from November to January, St. Augustine’s historic district hosts Nights of Lights, a holiday light display that National Geographic crowned one of the world’s 10 best.

You may now be wondering what in the world could make a road trip like this more enjoyable?

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Now imagine yourself enjoying all this nature and beauty in the unrivaled luxury of this magnificent certified pre-owned 2014 Cadillac XTS Luxury where everything in it will enhance your experience to make it a most memorable one.orlandopreowned.comorlandopreowned.com

For this model and many more options visit Orlando Preowned, located at 3701 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL.

You can also call and schedule a test drive:

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   Road photos courtesy of visitflorida.com.

It’s Summer! Time to Hit the Road

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 5:20 PM

Orlando PreownedOrlando, Fla.— Looking for best used cars to take the road this summer? Whether you have a family or not, during the summer holidays everyone finds a reason to escape to visit family, tourist sites, national or state parks, beaches and everything else we can find in the way.

BIG FAMILY TRAVEL

When you travel with a big family, you may feel more comfortable driving a mini van or an SUV with more seat rows, because you’ll want a vehicle big enough for all occupants to be comfortable with plenty of room to stretch out, and some of us who love pets want them to travel safe and comfortable as well.

This 2016 Dodge Caravan for example,  is 14818 miles below market average, and priced below Kelly Blue Book Fair Purchase Price! It also comes with some phenomenal features to make your family travel more enjoyable with  great looking Aluminum Wheels, plus:

-2 Row Stow ‘N Go w/Tailgate Seats

-2nd Row Buckets w/Fold-In-Floor

-2nd Row Power Windows

-3 Zone Manual Control Front & Rear A/C,6 Speakers

-Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

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FUEL ECONOMY

For those traveling accompanied or alone, but with fuel budget in mind, the obvious choices are compact vehicles like this 2017 Kia Forte LX that offers you an approximate of 25 miles in the city and 34 when in the highway.

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Or this 2016 Nissan Versa 1.6 S Plus that would yield an average of 31 miles in the city and 40 in highways.

Used Compact Cars in Orlando

If more space is preferred for luggage or pets, this 2015 Toyota RAV4 XLE makes the perfect cut with an average of 24 miles in the city and 34 in highways.

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TOWING CAPABILITY

This 2014 Ford F-150 XLT is an excellent selection if you are hauling small cargo like a boat, jet skis, storage, or a medium sized RV. This one with 5.0L V8 FFV 6-Speed Automatic Electronic RWD is also priced below the Kelly Blue Book fair purchase price! Includes features like:

-Traction Control

-Trailer Tow Package

-SelectShift Transmission

-Electronic Stability Control

-18” Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels

-4.2” LCD Productivity Screen in Instrument Cluster

and much more.

Ford F-150

At Orlando Preowned we take pride on helping travelers and families like you find a great, hassle-free, certified preowned vehicle to enjoy your summer travel at its best. Come visit us at 3701 W Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32808 or call (407) 295-5565.

Looking for reliable used cars under $15,000 in Orlando?

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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ORLANDO, Fla.— We have good news for you! Everyone on our automotive specialists team at Orlando Preowned is here to help you out with any questions you may have about the car buying or ownership process. Let us help you through the process of upgrading to a capable vehicle. We offer a transparent car-buying experience, and will answer any questions honestly.

Whether for work or pleasure, and no matter your age or your budget, at Orlando Preowned you will be able to find the perfect car for your needs. All our cars are certified pre-owned, and we offer a variety of warranty options to ensure our customers stay satisfied. Options include a 7-year/150,000-mile warranty. Orlando Preowned is home to an easy financing department and service team that make sure we can take care of all of our customers’ needs.We are proud to offer a 100% credit approval option, for customers with less than perfect credit.

NIADA’s seal of approval ensures you are receiving the information you need to make a confident buying decision and the post-sales support and services you deserve. NIADA stands firmly behind a 66-year commitment to America’s vehicle buyers and the automotive industry. Their programs are solely designed to provide a high degree of protection for you and your vehicle.

 

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All vehicles at Orlando Preowned are NIADA Pre-Owned Certified including 

-3 Month / 3,000 Mile Limited Warranty 

-7-Year/150,000 Mile Bumper To Bumper optional coverage

-FREE CARFAX® Vehicle History ReportTM

-FREE AutoCheck® Vehicle History Report

-Comprehensive 125-Point Inspection by a Certified Technician

-Car Rental Reimbursement with Towing Benefit

-24 Hours Emergency Roadside Assistance!

Now you understand why you are in better hands at Orlando Preowned? In here you can really buy with confidence.

CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING DEALS FOR UNDER $15K!

2015 Toyota Corolla S Plus $11,990

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2016 Toyota Corolla S Plus $11,990

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2015 Toyota Corolla S Plus $12,796

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2017 Kia Forte LX $9,942

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2016 Kia Optima LX $10,579

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Stop by today at 3701 West Colonial Drive in Orlando, where our team of experts is ready to answer your questions NOW! (407) 295-5565.

Summer Ready Features for Your Car

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 12:35 AM

ORLANDO, Fla.— Summer is about to officially begin for the rest of the country, but for us in Florida it started long ago. If you are thinking of upgrading your used car, the obvious hassle-free option is a Certified Pre-owned.

If the super high summer temperatures worry you, it is important to know there are technological features designed to keep you cool while driving your certified pre-owned car. White cars are best at refracting light as it reflects every color in the visible spectrum. So the best color to keep the interior cool would be one that reflects the most sunlight, which would be white or silver in highly reflective/glossy sheen.

Interior fabrics/leathers mostly absorb heat, so the same concept applies: the darker the color, the hotter it will get. Putting your car undercover when possible, or having one of those sun retractors for windshield is a good idea in any situation.

At the time of selecting your next used car, choose a vehicle with some hot-weather must haves.

Remote Start
This a phenomenal feature that allows you to start your car while you’re still away, even a few minutes before getting in. Some models even allow you to turn on the air conditioning remotely, so you the interior of your vehicle is already cool when you arrive. Isn’t it cool!

Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
This feature enables each front-row occupant to set a separate temperature for the vehicle’s climate control. With tri-zone automatic climate control, passengers in the back row(s) can also control their own temperature setting.

Built-in Sunshades
We already talked about sun retractors for the windshield, but what about the sides? Built-in sunshades help you reduce amount of sunshine that enters the cabin. Especially when you have young kids to protect from hot temperatures, this can save your day.

Ventilated Seats
As with heated seats, many ventilated seats offer settings that allow you to adjust the temperature of your car’s chairs to your liking.
Some of the models that offer this feature would be Kia Forte, Chevrolet Malibu, and Chrysler 200.

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2017 Kia Forte LX

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2015 Chrysler 200 C

Sunroof
A regular sunroof, or panoramic, will help you enjoy the beautiful sunny weather in a very comfortable atmosphere inside your certified pre-owned vehicle.

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2015 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Plus

Chilled Storage Compartments
For some customers this is a little bit of a stretch, but some others find real value in having the capability to keep beverages cool even if you need to drive for a while. The feature is particularly useful for drivers or passengers which medications that need to kept in cool temperatures.

At Orlando Preowned, we have perfect solutions for every of those needs. Come visit us today at 3701 West Colonial Drive in Orlando, check out our entire inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles of all makes and models and buy with confidence your next great vehicle to be completely summer ready.

Sizzling Hot Deals in Used Cars this Memorial Day Weekend

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 6:26 PM

ORLANDO, Fla.— This week is full of hot deals in used cars at Orlando Preowned, but first things first.This Memorial Day weekend we all want to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and those who’ve come home with wounds. Their service will always be honored and remembered, and their families appreciated. On Monday, May 27th, take some time to attend your local Memorial Day ceremonies and if possible take your children and teach them to be appreciative of the role these brave soldiers played in our day to day lives.

Once what needs to be done gets done, if you are looking for a reliable used car in Orlando, come to Orlando Preowned. Our convenient location makes us accessible from anywhere in the city and mostly Central Florida, although many of our customers make the effort to drive from all places in the state of Florida, even fly from other states to get their next great car.

This week we have sizzling hot deals at the dealership, just check these out: 

Used Cars for Sale

2013 Dodge Charger SXT Plus

Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat

3.6L 6-Cylinder SMPI DOHC

8-Speed Automatic RWD

Back Up Camera, and New Tires!

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2016 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus

CARFAX One-Owner.

Verde Toscana (Green Metallic)

2.4L I4 MultiAir

9-Speed 948TE Automatic

FWD

Back Up Camera, New Tires!

 

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Touring L

Red Pearlcoat

3.6L V6 24V VVT

9-Speed Automatic

FWD

Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!

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2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman

Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat HEMI 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT

8-Speed Automatic RWD

Also priced below KBB Fair!Purchase Price!

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2015 BMW 4 Series 428i xDrive

Convertible HardTop

Leather Seats

Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information

BMW Online & BMW Apps

Instrument Cluster Navigation System

Retractable Headlight Washers.

All vehicles at Orlando Preowned are NIADA Pre-Owned Certified including a 3 Month / 3,000 Mile Limited Warranty, a 7-Year/150,000 Mile Bumper To Bumper optional coverage, a FREE CARFAX® Vehicle History ReportTM, a FREE AutoCheck® Vehicle History Report, Comprehensive 125-Point Inspection by a Certified Technician, Car Rental Reimbursement with Towing Benefit, and 24 Hours Emergency Roadside Assistance

To find more deals on quality used cars for sale in Orlando, please visit our online inventory.

 

Are You a Fan of Muscle Cars in Orlando?

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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Orlando, Fla.— You know what they say Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. Everybody loves muscle cars, although they’re not for everyone. An important feature that makes muscle cars so distinctive is the V8 engines that come with them. Sports cars, on the other hand, have smaller engines that might still be powerful, but often because they are accompanied by forced induction. In short, muscle car engines are powerful and sports car engines are quick.

The size of the car is comparatively midsized making them ideal for variety of uses. Muscle car as the name suggests are powerful not only under the hood but also in the body. They offer extra protection to the occupants making it perfect of families.

For an enthusiast there are many benefits to owning one. For most, the fun and excitement of owning and driving one is all the benefit they need, others enjoy cruising, and showcasing their cars in auto shows. Some don’t event consider them a mode of transport, but a hobby.

Muscle cars are associated with bold curves that just make the cars look like their power is trying to bulge out of the seams. Sports cars aren’t quite so rippling. Instead, sports cars are usually made up of sleek likes that aren’t as muscle-like as their powerful counterparts.

American muscle cars first appeared in the 1960s as manufacturers appealed to the massive baby-boomer generation. Boomers wanted power and excitement, and they got it thanks to big V-8 engines, and at affordable prices no less. Detroit marketing used everything from racing participation to cartoon birds—remember the Plymouth Road Runner?—to sell boomers the hot muscle cars that they craved.

Take Mustangs for example —The entire world knows the Mustang. This iconic muscle car has been in production without interruption since 1964.
In a Camaro on the other side, it’s tough to see out of any current Camaro coupe thanks to its gun-slit windows, but it’s easy to see that the car is easily the most sophisticated and satisfying to drive.

Check out this stunning 2017 Camaro 2LT

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Or maybe this 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT will make you catch everyone’s attention!

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The current Challenger has been in production since the 2008 model year and, even at age 12, this muscle car looks stunning. It’s offered in a dizzying number of variations. The newer models of two-door Challenger and four-door Charger share most of their basic structure and suspension design.

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If a Charger is what tickles you, here’s this Certified Pre-owned 2015 Dodge Charger SXT, ready for you to drive home today!

Mothers Deserve a Reliable Vehicle for the Safety of the Entire Family

By lbraz | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 8:48 PM

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ORLANDO, Fla.—With taxes already out of our way and the arrival of May, the first thing that comes to mind is Mother’s Day. This is an important opportunity for us at Orlando Preowned to highlight the importance for them to drive a reliable vehicle, one that is free of worries when they are out on the road doing what needs to be done by either stay at home or working moms. In other words about a million things at the time to keep their family matters running.

At Orlando Preowned we offer vehicles of all makes and models that are certified pre-owned — and that makes a huge difference!

When you choose one of our hassle-free units, not only you are selecting an impeccable exterior and interiors, you are receiving a vehicle that has been recently inspected in 125 points which include:

Engine, Transmission, Air Conditioning and heating, Brakes, Suspension, Belts, and hoses, Major electronics and much more. NIADA is a national industry-leading association with the strength of nearly 20,000 dealer members focused on one thing – providing the highest quality automotive buying experience.

A NIADA Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from Orlando Preowned is automatically covered against failure or breakdown for all of the following: 

  • Engine and Transmission 
  • Seals and Gaskets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Transfer Case
  • Drive Axle
  • Steering
  • Electrical

With that said, you can now tell it’s all about peace of mind. If you are considering to buy a used car for your wife, mom or mother in law your best option is to buy from Orlando Preowned.

Our large inventory of vehicles of all makes and models, including luxury sedans, Mini Vans and SUV’s, that are certified pre-owned gives you the option to find her dream car at an affordable price. That means you can upgrade her vehicle right here and right now with our EASY FINANCING that offers 100% credit approval.

You will see the NIADA’s seal of approval all across our dealership, as a sign that ensures you are receiving the information you need to make a confident buying decision and the post-sales support and services you deserve. NIADA stands firmly behind a 66-year commitment to America’s vehicle buyers and the automotive industry. Their programs are solely designed to provide a high degree of protection for you and your vehicle.

All of our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles also include some amazing benefits for a convenience she most certainly will appreciate.

Some of those benefits are:

-Rental car reimbursement.

-Towing and roadside assistance. 

-Trip interruption. 

-Lost key and lockout services. 

-Quick, reliable claims services should you need to address an issue, nationwide coverage, and the option to extend your coverage to keep your car in top operating shape for years to come.

Now that you’ve learned  some of the reasons why our customers come from not just from Orlando, but from all Central Florida and some even from out of state, we hope to have given you the best reasons why you must come to Orlando Preowned to surprise the moms in your life in a way she will never forget.