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The Definition of a Certified Car
CertifiedCars.com defines the term "certified car" and how it differs from a used car.
What is a certified car?
A certified pre-owned, certified used, or CPO is a vehicle that has previously owned or leased with lower miles and a later model vehicle.. The exact qualification criteria varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. View program comparisons side by side at www.CertifiedCars.com/
How is a Certified Car or CPO Different than a Used Car?
Certified cars go through a vigorous inspection process with standards set forth by the manufacturer of the vehicle. The vehicle is inspected inside and out for cosmetic and mechanical flaws. A certified mechanic repairs any discovered issues. Certified cars include extended warranties, roadside assistance, loaner cars and many other perks depending on the manufacturers certified program.
How Much Do Certified Cars Cost?
The cost of a certified car will run slightly higher than the cost of a similar non-certified used vehicle. You are paying for the certification process, the warranty, and additional perks. With certified cars running a few hundred to few thousand dollars more, it is much less than a potential major mechanical repair could cost.
When weighing the decision of buying a certified car or a non-certified used car, consider the risks you are eliminating when purchasing a certified car. Purchasing a certified car may allow you to upgrade to a luxury manufacturer that you may not be able to afford new. CertifiedCars.com is your go to resource for locating the certified car you desire. Happy car hunting!
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