What’s the difference between certified pre-owned and used vehicles?

By Product Expert | Posted in Used Vehicle Information on Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 11:13 am
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Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles: What You Should Know

If you’re here, you’ve most likely stumbled across the term “certified pre-owned” vehicle. Is it just jargon from manufacturers and dealerships? Is it an attempt to make “used vehicle” sounds more professional? Or are there some actual differences between the two?

Today, we’ll see what the difference between certified pre-owned and used vehicles is.


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Certified vs Traditional Pre-Owned Big Differences

There are some big differences between a typical pre-owned vehicle and a certified pre-owned (CPO) one. CPO vehicles come with multiple perks, but you will have to pay more for them. Whether the added benefits are worth it is up to you. What are these benefits? Take a look:

  • Come with a warranty
  • Must pass a multi-point inspection
  • Low-interest, negotiable financing
  • Young, low mileage, well-maintained vehicles
  • Backed by the OEM (most of the time)
  • Dealer and OEM may provide extra services

CrossPointe Motor Cars Lifetime Warranty

CrossPointe has a pro-certified, lifetime warranty. Regardless of whether the vehicle is a CPO one or a traditional used vehicle, most of the CrossPointe Motor Cars inventory has this warranty. What’s covered? Just about the entire powertrain. Anything wrong with the engine? Covered. What about the transmission? Still covered. Okay, but how about the drivetrain? Yep, it’s covered. Here’s the full, in-depth list of covered parts.

Don’t forget about that “Lifetime” clause. When we say lifetime warranty, we mean it. For as long as you own your eligible CrossPointe Motor Cars vehicle, it’s covered. The only condition to this warranty is that you keep up with the manufacturer recommend maintenance. So, as long you keep doing what you would normally do for your vehicle, you’re covered.

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Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars, we can service your vehicle, whether you bought it with us or got it somewhere else.

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