Are Certified Pre Owned Cars Worth It .pdf
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Title: Pre-owned vehicles that are thoroughly inspected and reconditioned to meet the required standards of certification are referred to as "certified pre-owned"
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Pre-owned automobiles that are inspected and reconditioned thoroughly in order to meet
the standards of certification are called certified pre-owned cars. CPO vehicles are
usually below 3 to 4 years old, and have between 50,000 miles and 80,000 miles. A car
at the dealership should undergo and pass an extensive vehicle inspection process
before a dealer will list it as a certified pre-owned car.
Every manufacturer uses a different inspection guidelines, but they normally do 100 to
200 inspection points to make sure that they are offering high quality vehicles to the
buyers. All parts of the body and engine are examined and verified. It also comes with a
detailed vehicle history report NMVTIS, which includes service history log and
outstanding financial checks.
There are two kinds of certified used vehicles:
1. Factory Certified - The factory from where a specific car was made has inspected
it before the sale. Their certified auto technicians will complete an intensive
inspection and then come to a conclusion that it will be stamped as a certified
2. Dealer Certified - The certified auto technicians in the dealership perform an
inspection of a car before the sale. In such cases, the dealer and their mechanics
will decide if the vehicle is certified.
Buying a certified pre-owned car can help reduce the risks that typically come with used
car acquisition. Dealers who sell certified automobiles have qualified technicians to
inspect the vehicles, making sure that they have no serious damage or troublesome
issues like odometer tampering. The vehicles should meet the required safety and
On your part, research can help you a lot. You will have the knowledge of the process of
CPO cars, and thus have the confidence to ask the necessary questions. Check out the
difference between the CPO systems of every auto manufacturer. In addition, the
warranties also vary so do a comparison of such systems. You see, the warranty acts as
the contract between you and the manufacturer.
You can visit their websites to see their selections of used cars for sale. Pick a reputable
dealer so you can choose a car that fits your needs and requirements. Check if the VIN
on the report is the same one that is found on the vehicle. To have a clear idea on what
is being examined and reconditioned, ask for the inspection report. Keep in mind that
certified dealers offer the best products at better prices compared to others.