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

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles have become more popular over the last few years, but what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned? It’s a question we’re asked frequently, so we’ve put together this handy guide covering everything you need to know.



CPO vs. Used: The Benefits of Buying Used

You’ll have plenty to think about when you look at used cars since they can vary wildly in terms of mileage, model year, and their number of previous owners. They’re more budget-friendly than new cars and even most CPO vehicles – in fact, you should be able to find a great selection ofused cars priced under $15,000 at dealerships in and around Oklahoma City.

Benefits of used cars include:

  • Less Depreciation: New cars lose a large chunk of value almost right away, but used ones don’t depreciate nearly as rapidly.
  • Reliability: Used cars were once a risk, but automotive advances mean that even vehicles with over 100,000 miles on the clock can be reliable for years to come if they’ve been well-maintained.
  • Choice: When you buy used, you can choose between different model years and even find vehicles that have been recently discontinued.

Just make sure you have a used car looked at by a mechanic if you choose a private seller across Guthrie or Perry.

CPO vs. Used: The Benefits CPO Vehicles

CPO vehicles essentially combine the benefits of buying used with the benefits of buying new. Each one needs to meet strict standards before being approved as a CPO model, which usually means:

  • Being within five years of the current model year.
  • Having less than 80,000 miles on the clock.
  • Passing a comprehensive multi-point inspection

You should also get a warranty package and complimentary perks, such as free satellite radio or roadside assistance. The price will be a little higher than with a traditional used vehicle, but many considered the added peace of mind and incentives worth the cost.

Find Used & CPO Models Now at Eskridge Chevrolet

If you’re still unsure which option is right for you or want to talk about one of the vehicles in our used or CPO inventories, our team will be happy to help. For any further assistance or want to know what is good mileage on a used car, simply get in touch today.

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