When you’re shopping for a vehicle, you’ve probably seen new, used, and certified pre-owned cars. While new and used cars are familiar territory, here’s a look at the benefits of buying a CPO car.
Buying a vehicle new comes with a high sticker price — and thanks to depreciation, new vehicles can drop 20 percent of their value in the first year and 10 percent each year after that. The value of a new model doesn’t match its cost for very long. A used vehicle, on the other hand, is significantly more affordable.
Buying a CPO vehicle takes the risk out of buying a pre-owned car. That’s why Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are safer than purchasing a used car, which may come with a record of its maintenance and ownership history. CPO vehicles come with guarantees on their quality and ownership history, while only being a few hundred to thousand dollars more than a non-CPO used vehicle listed on a selling page.
Vehicles can only get the CPO seal if they meet certain guidelines. Most manufacturers impose age and mileage limits on CPO vehicles, so you can count on getting a vehicle that’s under 6 years and 75,000 miles.
In order to be certified, the vehicle must undergo a full inspection. Mechanics look over CPOs with a fine tooth comb, inspecting over 100 items across the vehicle — from the finer points of the engine to the cleanliness of the interior. These manufacturer-trained experts detect and repair any issues, so you don’t have to inherit the first owner’s problems.
Consider the warranty to be a seal of approval from the manufacturer. CPOs are usually given extended warranties from the original, allowing you peace of mind on any future problems. Since the manufacturer had its own mechanics inspect and repair the vehicle according to their standards, a buyer usually receives a Certified Pre-Owned Warranty that rivals a new car warranty.
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