Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used

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If you've been in the market for an affordable used vehicle, you've probably come across the phrase "certified pre-owned" and wondered what it means. Basically, a vehicle that is "certified pre-owned" has undergone rigorous testing and inspection from the manufacturer. The transmission, brakes and steering wheel alignment are all road-tested to make sure they are still in good working condition, the interior is cleaned to remove any messes and repair any damage, and any dents and scratches on the vehicle's exterior are repaired. These vehicles may technically be used and may have even seen a lot of mileage, but they are the next best thing to buying a new car.

 
 Certified Pre-OwnedUsed
7 Year / 100,000 Mile Warranty    
Must have less than 60K Miles    
165-Point Inspection    
Roadside-Assistance    
Vehicle History Report    
No Deductible for Repairs    
Transferable Warranty    

Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

The best reason to buy a certified pre-owned or CPO vehicle is that it will give you the kind of peace of mind and security that you won't get from a largely untested used vehicle. When you buy a CPO vehicle, you can rest assured that any problems that it may have or damage that it may have suffered have been repaired. It will also still be under warranty, something that cannot be said about any other used vehicle.

The only major downside to purchasing a CPO vehicle versus a used one is that a CPO vehicle will be more expensive. The price tag will depend on the dealership and the make and model of the car, but you can generally expect to pay a little more for a certified vehicle than one that is only used. Then again, the vehicle might be worth the higher price tag. You might think that you can save some money by buying a used vehicle, but that won't make much of a difference if you have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on repairs to make it road-worthy.

For more information about our dealership's certified pre-owned and used vehicles, contact us today. Our friendly staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and help you find a vehicle that fits comfortably into your price range.

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