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

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What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles? How do you go about deciding between the two? Auto Express compares used vs. CPO in this guide so that you can make an informed choice at our dealership near West Lafayette!

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

The used car inventory at Auto Express includes vehicles driven previously by one or more other owners, and you’ll find a range of options, with models from different manufacturers and years, as well as varied mileage. A used Jeep for sale will always be priced lower than a brand-new model, and Auto Express even sells many models priced under $15,000. And because these vehicles aren’t new, you will avoid significant depreciation. No matter what, though, you can count on a high-quality selection, as our expert service technicians thoroughly inspect every model that makes it to our lot.

Still, there are certain things to keep in mind when it comes to the average used car, including:

  • Manufacturers don’t require inspections prior to the sale of a standard used car, and while Auto Express maintains high standards for the vehicles we sell, you can’t necessarily expect the same from a private seller.
  • If you intend to purchase a used vehicle despite mechanical problems or wear and tear, factor the cost of repairs into your budget.
  • Proper care and maintenance are crucial to the health and safety of a vehicle, and they help a car last longer. Even a high-mileage used car may be a solid choice for you if it has been well maintained.

What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

As the name denotes, certified pre-owned vehicles are used vehicles that have been certified by an automaker based on a set or stringent criteria. Generally, vehicles that qualify must be from a recent model year, have relatively low mileage, and pass a multi-point inspection. They also come with warranty coverage. Given these perks, CPO vehicles typically cost more than your average used car.

Shop for Used Cars at Auto Express

What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned? Now that you know the answer, you can confidently shop the inventory of pre-owned vehicles at Auto Express! Get in touch with our team to plan your visit to our dealership near Crawfordsville, and find the perfect used Nissan Rogue and used Ford today!

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