What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?
There are different types of new cars, from budget used cars to certified pre-owned cars. What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned cars? Only certified pre-owned vehicles are required to pass a rigorous manufacturer-mandated inspection, which comes with benefits South Salt Lake drivers will love. Take a closer look at the difference between CPO vs. used with Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC, then browse our used vehicle selection.
Before we jump into CPO vs. used, let’s look at used cars. Since they were previously owned by other drivers, used cars are priced at a significantly lower price than new cars. When you shop for a used car you’ll find a broad selection of makes, models, years, mileage, features, and numbers of previous owners. You might even find budget used cars with over 100,000 miles that still have a lot of life left in them. Here are a few specific points about used cars you should remember:
Used vehicles are not required by the manufacturer to be inspected before being sold. You can count on the service department at Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC to give every used car a thorough inspection before it hits the lot. Independent used car dealers and private sellers might not do this.
Always factor repairs and maintenance into the overall cost when you purchase a used vehicle.
With technology improvements it’s not unusual for some cars to last over 200,000 with proper care, so don’t automatically write off a high-mileage used car if it has impeccable maintenance records.
What to Know About Buying a CPO Car
Certified pre-owned vehicles are used vehicles that have passed a rigorous inspection set forth by the manufacturer and executed by the certified technicians. If the vehicle passes inspection, only then can it be considered part of the manufacturer’s certified pre-owned program. The requirements for the Buick and GMC CPO program are as follows:
Model year is within six years of the current model year
Must have fewer than 75,000 miles
Offered with a 6-year/100,00-mile powertrain limited warranty and 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty
With CPO cars we’ve narrowed down the search to like-new pre-owned Buick and GMC vehicles. While they typically have a higher price than regular used cars, they’re still more affordable than a new car.
Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC
Now that you can answer, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned,” shop the extensive selection of pre-owned vehicles at Salt Lake Valley Buick GMC. If you’d like us to help you narrow down your search, contact us and we’ll gladly help you find a CPO or used car that fits your budget and how you drive.