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What is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

When your budget is tight and you need to replace your vehicle, going with used is often the best option. However, it can be confusing between the different types of used vehicles, such as one-owner and certified. Here at World Car Kia North, we are happy to help by breaking down a few of the main aspects of a certified pre-owned vehicle. Contact us if you have any questions!

Inspection Process

Certified pre-owned vehicles provide additional peace of mind due to the rigorous inspection processes. Many used vehicles undergo some sort of inspection procedure before going on sale, but in order to be labeled as certified used that model must have passed a manufacturer-set inspection list. Kia, for example, requires that a Kia-certified technician perform a 164-point quality assurance test. This includes observing engine performance, steering, transmission, exhaust, heating and air conditioning, exterior appearance, all electrical components, and a road test.  Kia also requires that the sedan or SUV is less than five years old and has no more than 60,000 miles on the odometer. Each brand has its own requirements, so feel free to talk with our staff about the make you are interested in.

Warranties & Roadside Assistance

Another key element that you get with a certified pre-owned car is confidence. From the moment you drive off the lot, you’ll be covered with various warranty options and roadside assistance packages. Once again, these vary a bit depending on the make and the specific model. Currently with Kia, you’ll have access to a 10-year/100,000-mile Certified Pre-Owned Limited Powertrain Warranty1 and 24-Hour Roadside Assistance. Many vehicles also come with coverage for towing and rental car discounts, which can make a big difference when it comes to those unexpected issues.

Shop Online!

Now that you know a little more about certified pre-owned vehicles, it’s time to start shopping! Whether you are at your desktop or your smartphone, you can quickly see all the wonderful options we have available with our online inventory. Just check off the filters for ‘used’ and ‘certified’ to find the right one for your needs. When you’re ready to get behind the wheel, simply schedule a test drive or drop by during our convenient business hours six days a week.

What is a certified pre-owned vehicle? We at World Car Kia North hope you feel informed and excited about all that these options have to offer.


What is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

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Sales - North Hours

210-907-8124
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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Testimonials

5 Star Review

Lauren R.
San Antonio, Texas
9-7-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I hope this message gets to the right place. I would like to tell you about my experience with your service department. I received a letter from Kia USA about an update to my 2015 Kia. I decided to take it to your dealership because its near my home. Walking into the service department I was greeted by one of your associates and immediately felt great about stopping in. My service advisor was Lindsey Lewis. I can't say enough about her professionalism and manner. She really is a gem and I hope you appreciate her. If all your associates conduct themselves like her you are going to be very successful. Let me assure you that by this one person going above and beyond all my future car purchases will be with your location. I would like to thank you again and please tell Lindsey she made my day much brighter. Lauren R.

5 Star Review

Antonio Villarreal
San Antonio
6-30-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Yesterday, June 29; 2018; my mother took in her car to get serviced at Mazda KIA North 12115 IH 35 North in San Antonio. The service we received was amazing, but this is not the reason I am writing. The young lady that helped us is the reason I am writing. Unfortunately we did not get her name but the way she treated us was, for lack of finding the just words....Angelic!!! She made us feel so welcome, at ease and as a part of a family. This meant the world to me because I value and treasure my family. As as a school teacher, my time is very consumed with tasks all year round and I often worry about my elderly mother & brother. She is on a fixed income (Social Security Check) & my brother is a recent cancer survivor. If this was not enough, we recently had a death in the family, so you can say we were having a rough week. The young lady was very caring and very helpful. We just wanted to let Management know about the magnificent job this young lady is doing. Please let her and her supervisors know about the great job she is doing.

5 Star Review

Garland Rose
San Antonio
6-15-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This is where all my maintenance will be done the girls or women working there we're great I have no problems with them at all all my work will be done here

5 Star Review

Kim Casso
San Antonio
6-15-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This location has absolutely phenomenal service. The gentleman T.C gave excellent assistance to us and was very knowledgeable. He answered every question that we had and put us in a vehicle far beyond our expectations. I recommend this location to anyone looking for a vehicle and amazing service.

4 Star Review

Brian Johnson
San Antonio
6-8-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good place

5 Star Review

Sussie Sprague
San Antonio
6-1-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

TC hooked me up after waiting patiently for me to thru 2 funerals and working overtime He got me the vehicle I requested and explained all the working of my new Kia Stinger and gave me a great trade in price for my Optima Thanks TC

5 Star Review

Mathew Taylor
San Antonio
6-1-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I purchased my Kia from another dealership out of state. I was having issues with my A/C and tried to get them to check it out. Called on the phone explaining the issues. They asked me to bring the car in. They checked it and said it would be about 4 hours. They supplied a shuttle to my work and even provided a shuttle 4 hours later from my job back to pick my vehicle up! They fixed everything free of cost!!! I cant truly say how happy i was with the entire experience and service provided. If they happen to read this, huge shout out to Ms. Jonny with the service department, you were extremely courteous and helpful.

5 Star Review

Timothy O'Meara
San Antonio
5-18-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had a very good experience here, my salesperson TC answered all my questions and made my buying experience very comfortable. The whole process went as smooth as possible and only took about 4 hours. I will recommend to friends and family looking for a vehicle.

5 Star Review

Kristen Key
San Antonio
5-11-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service

5 Star Review

Andrea DePaolo
San Antonio
5-4-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very friendly people

5 Star Review

David Nutting
San Antonio, TX
4-27-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We had a great experience a WC Kia. We came in with our eyes on the Sorrento and a goal in mind on our monthly payment. Our salesman, TC, found us exactly what we were looking for. He even gave us a call a few weeks later to check up on us to see how we were doing with our new ride. Thanks TC, when we finally move on to the minivan we will give you a call.

5 Star Review

Ginger Zimmerman
San Antonio, TX
4-27-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good give it a 5 star rating

5 Star Review

Ricky Garza
San Antonio, TX
4-20-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Recommend world car Kia , service department really helpful

5 Star Review

Harley Cooper
San Antonio, TX
4-20-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast service and great attitudes.

5 Star Review

Tina Jarrett
San Antonio, TX
4-20-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They have always been so helpful and the only dealership I have not been taken advantage of once, in fact I really feel like they actually do care about me and my car, genuinely concerned and have gone above and beyond for me!! Lindsey in the service department is a top notch employee, the best of the best. This dealership and service department is fortunate to have such an outstanding lady working for them as well as the customers she assists. Thanks for being so helpful and honest and not being like so many others that take advantage of people. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

5 Star Review

Android Magic Pro
San Antonio, TX
4-13-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Worked here! Then bought a car from here! Just had the awesome Kia roadside warranty tow my car in and guess what? Their service department and mechanics are the best! The only place to buy a Kia From! Thanks Joni and everyone!

5 Star Review

J Ramos
San Antonio, TX
4-13-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Buying a KIA from World Car (formally Legend) has been a great experience. I mainly use their service center now but you can bet I'm buying another vehicle from them. To the young lady at service checkin, keep up the great work!

4 Star Review

Becky Teninty
San Antonio, TX
4-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Nice people

4 Star Review

Timothy Thomas
San Antonio, TX
3-30-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They work. With you.

Five Star Review

Eric D
San Antonio, Texas
3-13-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

For starters, I was a first time car buyer, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Tony was extremely patient and helpful, and I never felt like I was getting the 'run around'. I intended to purchase a used mazda, but at the end of the day I ended up with a brand new Kia! (That was my choice, no pressuring from Tony at all) Tony spent time looking for used cars within my price range, honestly trying to find something that would work. Kia wasn't on my radar, but when my Dad brought it up, and we started talking about it, Tony was able to assist us with that purchase, even taking us over to the Kia office (Really in the same parking lot) to finish. All in all, I have no regrets, and I happily recommend you go talk to Tony if you're looking to purchase a car.

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*All warranty and service information is subject to change. 

1 The Kia Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty is serviceable at Kia dealerships across the United States. Some restrictions and coverage limitations may apply. See your Limited Pre-Owned Warranty for details.