California Law for Certified Car Buyers

California lawPreviously, wrecked, damaged, flooded and poorly repaired vehicles were sometimes sold as “certified.” However, now a new California law prohibits the sale of used cars as certified if they had rolled back odometer reading, had been in a flood or had been previously wrecked (unless properly repaired). California car dealers can’t also sell certified cars “as is.”

Pursuant to the law if cars previously damaged in a wreck or flood and not properly repaired and if the repairs did not make the car safe, then the car cannot be sold as “certified”. Also if the repairs of wrecked, damaged and flooded cars substantially impaired the use of the vehicle, it cannot be sold as certified.