What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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Maybe, like a lot of Orlando drivers, you’d like to have the peace of mind that comes from driving a new car, but you’re on a used car budget. Then you should consider buying a certified pre-owned car. What does certified pre-owned mean? We want you to make an informed choice, so we’ve put together an explanation of the CPO meaning below.



What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

Some used cars are designated as “CPO,” meaning “Certified Pre-Owned.” What does “certified pre-owned” mean for the typical Bartow car shopper? It means that the car has passed a stringent inspection by GM and is backed by a variety of warranties. Here are the qualifications and benefits of a GM certified pre-owned vehicle:

  • The pre-owned vehicle has passed a 172-point inspection from GM.
  • Be within current 6 model years
  • Have less than 75,000 vehicle miles
  • Have a clean title and pass a Vehicle History Report (free CARFAX® for GM CPO vehicles listed on gmcertified.com)
  • The certified pre-owned vehicle is covered by a 6-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12-Month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible.
  • Certified pre-owned vehicles get two complimentary maintenance visits.
  • If not satisfied with the vehicle, it can be exchanged within 3 days or 150 miles for another GMC, Chevrolet, or Buick

Difference Between Certified Pre-Owned and Other Used Cars

The wide selection of used cars we offer Winter Haven drivers are reliable and in excellent shape, but they aren’t all CPO, meaning they don’t carry the warranty coverage or the perks of the certified pre-owned vehicles we sell. Here are some of the differences:

  • Used cars are usually not under warranty or covered by a vehicle exchange program.
  • Complimentary maintenance visits are not offered for used vehicles.
  • Used vehicles are inspected by our technicians, but are not required to pass the stringent certification inspection.
  • Used vehicles are not necessarily low mileage or late-model.

Check Out the Certified Pre-Owned Cars at Kelley Automotive Group!

The certified pre-owned vehicles on our lot offer the best of both worlds, that is of new and used vehicles. Why not come down and take one or more for a test drive? And, if you’d like to learn more, check out our post that goes more in depth comparing used and certified pre-owned cars. We’re just a short drive away from Auburndale. We’re here to help, so contact us today!


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