What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

Used cars on a lot

If you’re unsure what the difference is between used and certified pre-owned, the Bob Moore Auto Group team can help. Although both are used, there are many differences between CPO vs. used. Dallas shoppers need to understand the differences between the two as there are many benefits to buying a CPO vehicle. Learn more about both types of pre-owned cars below. 

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned? Used cars are cars that have been owned previously by one or more drivers, and can be of any age, mileage, or condition. They are typically less expensive than CPO because they don’t have to meet brand standards to end up on the lot. If you’re on a tight budget, you can get a used car for as low as under 10k, and if you know what to look for, you can get a great value for well below the original price. Some things you should do when considering a used vehicle are as follows: 

  • Inspect every used car you’re considering and take it for a test drive around Edmond before making an offer. 
  • Alert a sales representative to any problems you see and check the vehicle history report thoroughly. 
  • Check maintenance records for evidence that it has been well-maintained by the previous owner(s). 

What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

Certified pre-owned cars must undergo a variety of tests to qualify for the CPO program. 

  • No more than five years old
  • Less than 80,000 miles/ some brands allow under 100,000 miles
  • Multi-point vehicle inspection 
  • Extended warranty and powertrain warranty

Certified pre-owned have the best of both new and used cars. CPO vehicles are in like-new condition with a new car’s latest technology but are past depreciation and won’t break the bank to finance. 

Explore Pre-Owned Vehicles at Bob Moore Auto Group

Now that we’ve explored the differences between CPO vs. used cars for sale, visit us at Bob Moore Auto Group to schedule a test drive of our pre-owned vehicles. Don’t want to leave your Tulsa home? Buy a pre-owned car online and have it delivered directly to your door. If you decide it’s not for you, you’ll have five days to return it. Contact us to learn more.

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