Super Certified Program


Super Dave's Auto Sales, where you will find the best used cars for sale at dealerships around Nova Scotia is pleased to bring you our Super Certified Program. Super Dave's is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality used cars, used trucks and used vans possible. Whether the pre owned vehicles we are selling are old cheap used cars or an almost new car we make sure that our entire inventory of best used cars and trucks and used minivans go through the same exhaustive reconditioning process to make sure they are in top condition. No used car dealers in Nova Scotia have higher quality inventory. Any used cars, used trucks or used vans that fail our initial quality check over we send to private auction that only used car dealerships can attend to be sold.


The steps taken for any used cars in Nova Scotia to be sold at our dealership and be given the prestigious Super Certified designation are as follows.


  • The car is purchased through our vast network of wholesalers, other used car dealers ,
    through customer trades and private used car dealers only auction.
  • The vehicle will be given a UCI. UCI stands for used cars inspection.
    Our UCI is comprised of a 114 point checklist where our technician checks over the entire pre owned vehicle to get an idea of the condition of the pre owned vehicle.
  • Once we have an idea of the condition we decide if the pre owned vehicle, once reconditioned can meet our used cars dealership high quality standards.
    Sometimes if a car is too neglected we feel that even with fixing everything we can find wrong on the pre owned vehicle that there could be a lot of future problems that will arise with it.
    In that situation we will send the car to auction. Approximately 2 of every 10 cars we purchase will not meet our high standards.
  • Once we decide that we are going to recondition a  used car it is fixed at our licensed garage by our highly trained technicians, the result being the best used cars for sale at dealerships in Nova Scotia.
  • After the repair work is done the car is professionally detailed and undercoated and sent to our used car dealership where it is finally put up for sale and is available to purchase with cash or with an auto loan .

To earn the prestigious Super Certified Designation all used pickup trucks, used vans and used cars will also have done, or come with the following

  • Road tested by a highly trained technician
  • Fresh oil change and oil filter at time of UCI
  • All door and hood hinges, latches and locks will be lubed
  • The car will receive a brand new Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Safety Inspection sticker within 30 days from the day of sale
  • The car will come with a copy of the original UCI completed by the technician who did the UCI on the pre owned vehicle
  • The vehicle will come with an invoice from Super Daves Auto Repair showing all repairs done to the car
  • A 3 month comprehensive warranty from Lubrico or a full term warranty for in house car financing . Please visit our warranty page for more information on the warranties
  • Professionally detailed
  • Undercoated
  • Will have a Carproof
  • A service manual
  • 2 keys
  • Checked for remaining factory warranty
  • When you drive the car away it will have a full tank of gas
  • Complimentary oil change reminders every 4 months for the next 4 years from our friendly administrative staff
  • A guarantee that as our guest you will always be treated with respect by our low pressure, knowledgeable and friendly staff

To show the rigorous inspection that our pre owned vehicles go through we have attached an example of a UCI checklist that we put all our used pickup trucks, used cars and used minivans through. It is important to note that the UCI is the condition of the car at the date of the UCI.

The following list shows all of the components that are reviewed under the Super Certified Program:

Fluid Check

  • Oil Condition
  • Air Filter
  • Tranmission Filter
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Windsheild Wiper Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Coolant

Test Drive

  • Wheel Bearing Noise
  • 4x4 or AWD
  • Cruise Control
  • Console (Gas Gauge, RPM's, Speedometer + Lights)
  • Transmission Shifting
  • Tires (Vibration)
  • Braking Vibration
  • Alignment

Safety

  • High Beam Headlights
  • Low Beam Headlights
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Right and Left Blinkers
  • Blinker Cancel
  • License Plate Lights
  • Mirrors + Functions
  • Windshield
  • Horn
  • Windshield Wipers + Sprayers
  • Seatbelts

Accessories and Comfort Items

  • Windows (Check all power switches + knobs)
  • Sunroof
  • Air conditioning
  • Heat
  • All Fan Speeds + All venting options
  • FOBS
  • Doors Open, Door Hinges Smooth
  • Door Locks Work (All interior buttons and exterior)
  • Heated Seats / Power Seats
  • Interior Lights
  • CD Player
  • Radio Working
  • All Speakers Working
  • Spare Tire (check air pressure) & Jack
  • Trunk and Hood Release Open & Close
  • Fuel Door Release + Gas Cap
  • Licence Plate Screw In's (Test with Screws)
  • Power Outlet
  • Cupholder (if it has moving parts)
  • Key Works In Locks (including trunk)
  • Manual
  • Seat Recline

Front Suspension

  • Strut Mounts
  • Upper Ball Joints
  • Lower Ball Joints
  • Outer Tie Rod Ends
  • Inner Tie Rod Ends
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Steering Knuckle
  • Struts
  • Control Arms
  • Bushings
  • Links

Rear Suspension

  • Bushings
  • Links
  • Arms
  • Struts
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Strut mounts
  • Shocks

Undercarriage

  • Fuel Tank
  • Filler Neck
  • Rockers
  • Floor
  • Cradle
  • Frame
  • Fuel Lines
  • Brake Lines
  • Transmission Lines
  • Differential Fluids
  • Transer Case Fluids

Mechanical

  • Battery Terminals
  • Battery
  • Rad Hoses
  • Radiator
  • Transmisson Mount
  • Engine Mount
  • Sub Frame Mount
  • Serpentine Belts
  • V Belts
  • Timing belts (if possible)
  • Differentials
  • Drive Shafts
  • U Joints
  • Axels

Exhaust

  • Flex Pipe
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Muffler
  • Manifolds
  • Exhaust Pipes
  • Resonator


Brakes

  • Calipers
  • Sliders
  • Park Brake
  • Rotor Condition
  • Pad Thickness


We also record:

  • Pad Thickness
  • Tire Tread Depth
  • Tire Pressure
  • Engine Codes