Certified® ... Complete Peace of Mind
Thrifty Car Sales, we’re as selective about the vehicles we offer as our
customers are about the vehicles they buy. That’s why every Thrifty Certified
vehicle must pass an extensive systematic inspection before it can fly the
Thrifty Certified Flag.
All Thrifty Certified inspections are performed
by an ASE Certified Technician. The Thrifty Certified limited warranty comes
with FREE Nationwide 24 hr. Roadside Assistance & Sign & Drive coverage
for emergency services that include:
- Flat Tire Change
- Vehicle Lockout Service
- Emergency Gas Delivery
- Battery Jump Service
- Emergency Tow Service
All this PLUS 10% off a Thrifty Car Rental anytime!
the odometer to the engine block, our Thrifty Certified inspection ensures both
our dealers and our customers of vehicle quality. Here’s what it takes to be a
Thrifty Certified Vehicle...
- Odometer reading is supported by the general condition of the vehicle.
- Lube sticker or maintenance logs support mileage.
- Oil and oil filter have been changed prior to sale.
- No structural damage
- No title or title history brands
- Engine* block, cylinder heads, intake and exhaust manifolds have been
checked for cracks and corrected.
- Vehicle has been checked for obvious leaks, including power steering, and
applicable corrections made.
- Automatic transmission fluid* is at the prescribed level and is not
contaminated or discolored.
- Coolant is at the prescribed level and is not contaminated.
- Cooling system has been pressure tested to check for and correct any leaks.
- Cooling fan has been tested for proper operation and corrected, if needed.
- Power steering pump reservoir and gear box are at the prescribed fluid
level. Steering system is not making noise.
- Brake master cylinder is at the prescribed fluid level and shows no evidence
- Battery is charged and cables are corrosion-free and properly secured.
- Air cleaner is clean.
- Visually inspect under vehicle.
- Transmission case is free of cracks and leaks
- Standard transmission fluid* is at the prescribed level (also transfer case
on 4 x 4s) and shows no evidence of leaks.
- CV boots are free from cracks or deterioration.
- Struts are not leaking or weak.
- Brake wear has been inspected (front, visual - rear, pull both) and brake
pads or brake shoes have been replaced if thickness is less than 3mm.
- Suspension systems (i.e., ball joints, tie rods) have been checked for wear
and looseness and any loose parts have been replaced.
- Rear differential fluid is at the prescribed level (also front axle on 4 x
4s) and housing is not leaking.
|ROAD TEST TO ENSURE MECHANICAL
- Engine is operating properly and shows no obvious signs of problems(i.e.,
excessive smoking, poor performance, rough idle, etc.)
- Engine oil pressure and operating temperatures are within normal hot/cold
- Automatic transmission is shifting smoothly and quietly
- Standard transmission is shifting properly and quietly (transfer case on
- Vibration in driveline if any has been corrected
- All manual switches have been inspected for proper operation (e.g. power
windows, heating fan, windshield wiper, door locks, etc.)
- Audio system is fully operational and all gauges function and display
- Air conditioning has been inspected for proper operation and any Freon leaks
- Steering has been checked for proper operation.
- Brakes and calipers have been for proper operation and leaks. Pads and
linings, if worn, have been replaced.
- Parking brake has been checked for proper operation.
- Conditions causing unusual noises in the engine or transmission have been
- All emission system parts are functional and meet requirements.
- CV joints exhibit no abnormal noise on hard left or right turns.
Car Sales also offers an exceptional Extended Service Contract program,
including our own Thrifty Care® program that can help you protect your
investment for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles.
transmission and drive axle must be the same as Original Equipment specified for
the vehicle (i.e., no modifications) and meet all applicable Federal Regulations
to be eligible for Thrifty Certified® coverage.