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

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Some %%di_city% drivers aren’t clear about the difference between used and Certified Pre-Owned. If you would appreciate an explanation to help you decide which is best for your Westbrook lifestyle and budget, keep reading, and reach out to us when you’re ready to begin shopping!

What is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

So, what is a “Certified Pre-Owned” vehicle, and how is it different than a regular used car? CPO is a precise designation given to those used vehicles that pass stringent requirements set by the manufacturer. Only some used vehicles are Certified Pre-Owned. Standard used cars aren’t as thoroughly inspected as CPO vehicles, and they don’t include the same benefits. We at Westbrook Toyota recommend buying a CPO vehicle for your Old Saybrook commute because they are more dependable and have a warranty. These are some of the main differences between used and certified pre-owned cars.

  • CPO vehicles are only for sale at an authorized dealership, while you can buy a used vehicle from any private seller around Madison.
  • CPO vehicles usually cost more upfront because they are late-model cars that have been inspected fully. Plus, they have a manufacturer’s warranty, and a warranty will likely save you money on repairs.
  • CPO vehicles have other special benefits, such as roadside assistance and high-tech features like Toyota Safety Sense.

What Are The Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Cars?

You’ll enjoy many advantages of driving a CPO in Clinton. Toyota Certified Vehicles include these specific benefits:

  • Must be six years old or less
  • Includes a 12-month/12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty and a 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty honored at over 1,400 Toyota authorized dealerships in the United States and Canada.
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance
  • Must pass a 160-point inspection
  • Free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report
  • And more!

Are There any Disadvantages to Buying a CPO Vehicle?

The only possible reason not to purchase a CPO vehicle is that they cost a little more than a standard used vehicle, but still, they offer a tremendous value for the money. You will probably spend much less on vehicle repairs in the long run. Think of the added peace of mind you’ll have in a CPO vs. a used car!

Find Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles at Westbrook Toyota

Now that you know the difference between used and Certified Pre-Owned cars, we invite you to shop for your next CPO vehicle at Westbrook Toyota today. Our helpful team will help you find the right vehicle by taking you on a test drive. So, don’t wait any longer! Reach out to us now, and let’s get you behind the wheel of the Toyota of your dreams!


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