What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?
Buying a pre-owned vehicle is a sensible, affordable way to get into a sturdy car for less, but what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned? There are several key points you’ll want to factor into your decision, so learn the facts and be on your way to smart used car shopping in Madison!
What to Know About Buying a Used Car
Used vehicles can vary greatly in their mileage and condition. Because they had a previous owner, they are priced lower than new vehicles, and cannot offer the same kind of warranties as new. A major advantage of buying used, though, is lower depreciation and higher affordability, granting you access to many of today’s latest features for less. There are even used cars under $10k, helping you travel around Janesville on a budget.
With the proper maintenance and care, cars today can last upwards of 250,000 miles, ensuring you’ll be driving strong for years to come. That being said, there are several steps to take before buying used:
- Take the used vehicle for a test drive, being aware of any usual sounds or vibrations. It’s always a good idea to have a certified technician perform a full inspection
- Discuss any issues in terms of vehicle condition or performance that arise, to ensure the vehicle is fit for your needs and safe to drive
- Ask for a CarFax history report to see if the car has been through any major accidents or repairs
What to Know About Buying a CPO Car
Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles must go through an additional round of manufacturer checks and inspections, and must meet a strict set of OEM guidelines. Though it varies between brands, you can generally expect a CPO car will achieve:
- Within five years of the current model year
- Fewer than 80,000 miles, sometimes up to 100,000 miles
- A multi-point inspection
- Extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties
CPO cars tend to be newer and slightly more expensive than used, but they are still less than buying a new car outright.
Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Burtness Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
At Burtness Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we ensure our used car inventory is safe and affordable, allowing Beloit drivers to buy with confidence. Visit us in Whitewater to explore your options, and contact us with any questions! While you’re here, find out how you can work toward improving your credit score with our helpful guide!
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