Pros & Cons of Buying Certified Pre-Owned Cars

pros & cons of buying certified pre-owned cars

Certified Pre-Owned, What Does It Mean?

A CPO car is a used car, pickup truck, SUV, or minivan that boasts a warranty like a brand-new car. In fact, in some rare instances, a CPO vehicle could even have a better warranty than when the vehicle was new. ​Meanwhile, some dealerships may offer cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans that they ‘certify’, but it can just be a play on words. They may offer a certification procedure on their pre-owned vehicles, but it’s not really the same. An actual CPO car goes through a detailed and rigorous examination process, supplies the reliability of a new car (just without the new car price), and has bonuses like special financing options. The one place to purchase a CPO car is from a dealership backed by the vehicle manufacturer.


Added Advantages

More Perks Included

Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle has other perks that you may not know of. Most CPO cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans are eligible for better interest rates and even extended loan term lengths. In the rare instance that your Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle breaks down, complimentary roadside assistance is yet another likely advantage (and they may even have a free loaner car waiting). A courtesy trial of satellite radio, prepaid maintenance options, and trip interruption insurance are other perks that could be available. For more information, check with our Certified Pre-Owned professionals.

New-Car Quality at a Lower Price

Lower Cost For New-Car-Like Reliability

Another advantage of buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle is you get a car, truck, SUV, or minivan that appears new, drives perfectly, and has an extended warranty, all without the new-car price. Since the new-car depreciation has already occurred, a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle is routinely among the best buys on the pre-owned market. While you may be able to get a 3rd party warranty on most vehicles, a CPO warranty is not just more comprehensive but typically also more cost-effective.

New-Car-Like Condition is Guaranteed

Guaranteed Like-New Value

Reliability is the main benefit of getting a CPO vehicle. Most Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are specifically chosen because they have low miles, they’re accident-free, and are usually nicer than the regular pre-owned vehicle. Once established as a possible CPO candidate, the car will go through a rigorous inspection procedure. If the inspection procedure identifies any issues with the car then they will be repaired before the car is certified. Once the car is certified, it gets a warranty to protect the buyer from issues in the future.


Houston TX Certified Pre-Owned Cars & Trucks For Sale

Team Gillman Honda North delivers on our promise of exceptional service and value. Discover why Team Gillman is Houston’s source for certified pre-owned Honda cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans for sale near you. Our team members are all set to help you find your next new, pre-owned, or certified pre-owned vehicle. Get pre-approved for used car financing online or in-person. Stop in for a test drive or conveniently shop online. Drive a little. Save a Lot. That’s the Team Gillman Advantage.

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