The Definition of a Certified Car defines the term "certified car" and how it differs from a used car.
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LOS ANGELES - Feb. 5, 2014 - PRLog -- When car shopping, buyers have had very little option. You can buy new or you can buy used. If you buy new you pay a much higher price and the vehicle depreciates very quickly. If you opt to save money and purchased used, you take the risk of buying a lemon and spending more money in repairs. Now more than ever, car manufacturers are helping to bridge the gap between purchasing new and purchasing used. 32 manufacturers now offer what are called certified cars.

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

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. is your go to resource for locating the certified car you desire. Happy car hunting!

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