What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned? You have found the same vehicle, one used and the other certified pre-owned, but the certified pre-owned car is more expensive than the used! Are certified pre-owned cars worth it? When buying a used vehicle, one should look at the risks that come with the vehicle purchase. Since used vehicles are sold as is, you need to make sure that your car will serve you for a long time without any major issues arising. Your best bet will be shopping for a certified pre-owned car.

What Is A Certified Pre-Owned Car? 

A certified pre-owned (CPO) car is a used car which has been certified by a manufacturer after rigorous inspections, repairs and replacement of worn out parts. All CPO vehicles must comply with manufacturer certification programs based on age, mileage, and condition of the vehicle.  

Why You Should Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Car Over A Used Car 

  • Warranty and extended service protection - All CPO vehicles come with powertrain limited warranty which covers repair or replacement of most major powertrain components, engine, and driveline (deductibles may apply for every visit).  
  • Newer car models - only late models which are between 3 to 5 years are allowed to be certified. 
  • Low mileage - most manufacturers will only certify vehicles with 60,000 - 80,000 miles. 
  • Multi inspection - 160 or 172-point multi inspections are performed to ensure that the vehicle is as good as new! 
  • Roadside assistance - Your vehicle will have 24-hour towing, flat-tire service, gas delivery, battery-jump assistance and lockout service. (Check the maximum amount covered per occurrence). 
  • Free vehicle history report - Free Carfax reports come with every certified pre-owned vehicle. 
  • Availability of low finance rates - qualified buyers will get special rates through the manufacturer financial service.  

Popular Certified Pre-Owned Programs

  1. Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned
  2. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram Certified Pre-Owned
  3. Fiat Certified Pre-Driven
  4. Ford Certified Pre-Owned
  5. Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned
  6. Honda Certified Pre-Owned
  7. Genesis Certified Pre-Owned
  8. Lexus L/Certified
  9. Lincoln Certified Pre-Owned
  10. Mercedes Certified Pre-Owned
  11. Nissan Certified Pre-Owned
  12. Subaru Certified Pre-Owned
  13. Toyota Certified Used Vehicles
  14. Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned

Ready to Purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle? 

Every day is the best time to buy a certified pre-owned car from Larry H. Miller Dealerships! When you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle from any of our dealerships, you will receive a dependable vehicle that feels new! View our certified pre-owned inventory below.