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


If you’re wondering, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” you’re not alone. We get asked that question a lot at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. CPO (certified pre-owned) vehicles are used, but there are critical differences between traditional used vehicles and certified pre-owned ones. Learn more about CPO vs. used here, and then contact Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to browse our certified pre-owned inventory of Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep models. 



Helpful Tips When Buying a Used Vehicle 

Used vehicles have been previously driven around Round Rock by other people. They vary greatly by make, model, total miles, condition, and the amount of previous owners, and they tend to cost significantly less than brand new vehicles or CPO vehicles. If sticking to your budget is your top priority in choosing a car, check out the used vehicle inventory at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram that costs under $15,000!

Some Round Rock drivers mistakenly believe that buying a vehicle with 100,000 miles or more might be risky, but some vehicles can keep going for hundreds of thousands of miles on Cedar Park roads with regular care and maintenance. Here are some tips to help you choose a good used car: 

  • Thoroughly inspect any used vehicle before you buy it, and take it for a test drive before you make an offer.
  • Discuss any issues regarding the vehicle’s condition or performance with the current owner to make sure it will meet your needs and is safe to drive around Georgetown. 
  • Remember, some vehicles may last more than 200,000 miles with routine auto care and careful handling. 

What to Know About Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

CPO programs include strict requirements and vary depending on the specific brand of vehicle. These conditions likely include: 

  • The age of the vehicle must fall with specific model years, such as no more than four or five years old.
  • The vehicle typically has to have less than 80,000 miles, or sometimes up to 100,000 miles.  
  • It must pass a rigorous multi-point inspection. 
  • It is usually offered with extended warranties and limited powertrain warranties.  

In summary, certified pre-owned vehicles are typically low mileage newer model vehicles. They may cost a bit more than non-certified used cars, but they’re still more affordable than buying a new vehicle. If you’re looking for a reliable car, SUV, or truck with modern-day features for your daily commute around Austin, then you should shop for a certified pre-owned vehicle at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. 

Test Drive a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Now that you no longer need to ask, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” if you’re ready to explore the extensive inventory of CPO vehicles for sale at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, get in touch with us. Our friendly team is happy to help you find the right vehicle for your budget and lifestyle. You might also want to check out our new vehicle specials. Contact us today!

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