What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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If you’ve been shopping for a used vehicle, you may have seen certified pre-owned vehicles advertised. But, what does certified pre-owned mean? Certified pre-owned vehicles are used vehicles that have met the strict standards and have been accepted as part of a brand’s CPO program. Find out more about the CPO meaning with the associates at Western Motors Fresno— your Fresno used car dealership. 

CPO Meaning: Basics About Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Used vehicles must meet various requirements in order to be part of an automaker’s certified pre-owned program. While the exact requirements will vary between the makers, general requirements for certified pre-owned vehicles include: 

  • Age: Certified pre-owned cars tend to be newer models, providing you with the latest features for your Muscatel commute. 
  • Mileage: You’ll find certified pre-owned cars must also meet mileage requirements, meaning they generally have better mileage than standard used cars. 
  • Vehicle History Report: Many certified pre-owned vehicles include a free vehicle history report. 
  • Multi-point Inspection: All certified pre-owned vehicles are subjected to a multi-point inspection that ensures your vehicle is in great condition. 

Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned vs. New Vehicles

You now know the CPO meaning, but maybe you aren’t sure if a certified pre-owned vehicle is right for you. Weigh the benefits that come with buying new, used, or certified pre-owned below: 

  • New Vehicles: Brand-new models provide the newest features and peace of mind on the roads of Visalia. 
  • Used Vehicles: Provide the largest variety of vehicles in terms of makes, models, features, mileage, and age. They also tend to cost less than both new and certified pre-owned vehicles. 
  • Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles: These vehicles can provide a great compromise between a new and used model by delivering a lower price than a new model, but with some of the assurances you won’t get with a used vehicle. 

Explore Our Used Vehicle Inventory Near Clovis

If you’re looking for a quality used vehicle, you can find a variety of makes and models available today at Western Motors Fresno. We also make it easy to find a vehicle that fits your budget with our shop by payment tool!

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