Buying A Certified Pre Owned Vehicle from Used Autos for Everyone
Many people think that the term “certified pre owned” is just a fancy way to say used car. And while CPO’s are used, there is a very real difference between used cars and certified pre-owned cars. At Used Autos for Everyone, we can help explain the difference between the two and help you choose which type of used vehicle is best for you.
A certified pre-owned car receives its certification from the manufacturer. Luxury makers such as Lexus and Mercedes-Benz were among the first to create CPO programs in the 1990s, but now nearly every manufacturer has its own program. Each manufacturer has different requirements for pre-owned certification.
Generally, the car must be a later model (not more than five or six years old) , not exceed a certain number of miles (any where from 60,000 to 80,000 miles can be the maximum), and must pass a rigorous inspection. Each manufacturer’s inspection varies, but as an example, Audi puts their vehicles through a 300-point inspection. Vehicles with suspicious title history or other serious flaws will not be certified. Factory certified pre-owned vehicles are only sold at authorized dealers that specialize in the particular franchise.
The benefit of a certified pre-owned car is that the manufacturer equips each CPO vehicle with a manufacturer’s warranty. Because many consumers are uneasy about purchasing a used car, this warranty was designed to give buyers a greater peace of mind.
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