According to Toyota, more and more people are looking for used cars these days. They're much lower-priced than brand-new units, so deals can always be found. But there's always an inherent risk when buying a second-hand car.

That is why Toyota Motor Philippines has launched its certified used car program to give any prospective buyer just that bit more peace of mind. Toyota's Certified Used Vehicle (TCUV) Program ensures that and second-hand car sold by them has a clean bill of health before it's sold to the customer. So, how do they check the car?

Toyota vehicles up to five years old with under 60,000 kilometers are eligible for certification. But before it finds a new owner, each of these cars undergo a 211-point inspection. Suspension components are checked, along with the electronics, and other powertrain parts. If it passes, the car can be sold with certification. But if your Toyota vehicle is older than five years and has exceeded 60,000 kilometers, you may still trade it. Also, the Toyota model being traded-in must be sold through official channels.

In Luzon, there are 13 Toyota TCUV outlets, while there are 8 located throughout Visayas and Mindanao.

Luzon/Metro Manila:

Toyota Alabang

Toyota Balintawak

Toyota Batangas

Toyota Bicutan

Toyota Calamba

Toyota Dagupan

Toyota Global City

Toyota Manila Bay

Toyota Pasig

Toyota Pasong Tamo

Toyota Plaridel

Toyota Quezon Avenue

Toyota San Pablo

 

Visayas/Mindanao:

Toyota Cagayan de Oro

Toyota Iloilo

Toyota Lapu-Lapu

Toyota Cebu City

Toyota Mandaue North and South

Toyota Tacloban

Toyota Talisay

 

TCUV units are also sourced from the following Toyota dealerships:

Toyota Abad Santos

Toyota Angeles

Toyota Butuan

Toyota Calbayog

Toyota Cubao

Toyota Dasmarinas

Toyota Makati

Toyota Marikina

Toyota Marilao

Toyota North Edsa

Toyota Otis

Toyota San Fernando

Toyota Shaw