What’s the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

Used and CPO cars on lot

If you’re shopping for a great deal on a pre-owned car, you might wonder, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned models?” Both categories are considered used cars — a great choice for those on a budget! However, the two categories also have major differences that may sway you toward one inventory or the other. Let’s go into the basics of CPO vs. used with Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, so you can find that perfect car for the Lumberton roads!

Used Vehicles

Savvy shoppers from Beaumont to Orange know that used vehicles offer a deal that’s hard to find anywhere else. These vehicles have had one or more previous owners, which means that the bulk of depreciation is in the past. That means the savings get passed onto you! And while each model can vary quite a bit as far as age and mileage and condition, if you choose right, you could get a well-maintained vehicle at a bargain price. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to inspect each candidate thoroughly, including a road test and visual inspection.
  • Ask about any issues, past repairs, or other concerns to make sure the car meets your needs.
  • See if you can access the vehicle history report. With routine maintenance, some cars can last over 200,000 miles!

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Certified pre-owned, or CPO vehicles, are considered the cream of the crop of used vehicles. What sets these vehicles apart from a used model?

  • Age: Only newer used models are part of the lineup, so you can still access the latest tech and features.
  • Mileage: CPO vehicles have a cap on mileage to ensure your car still has plenty of life left.
  • Inspection: Each CPO car undergoes an intensive, multi-point inspection for quality.
  • Warranty: Most CPO vehicles come with extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties.

But between CPO vs. used, the benefits of CPO vehicles come at a slightly higher price point. If budget is your primary concern, consider shopping out used vehicles under 10k!

Find Your Next Pre-Owned Car at Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Ready to get behind the wheel of your next car? Head to Silsbee to visit our experts at Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Whether you’re searching for pre-owned vehicle specials or a CPO SUV, we can get you into the car of your dreams. Find out if you should buy or lease your next purchase and if your credit is less than perfect, see our bad or no credit loan and lease options. Feel free to contact us for more information!

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