Why You Want to Buy a Certified Pre Owned Car

December 6, 2017

Why You Want to Buy a Certified Pre Owned Car

Are you looking to buy a used car?

Before you act, have you checked out all the options on the market?  We get it, the market offers quite a bit when it comes to shopping.  But there’s one option that many eager car buyers overlook—certified pre-owned.

But wait! What exactly is certified pre-owned (CPO)?

In basic terms, it’s when the main manufacturer, such as Ford, performs a series of tests on used cars.  This ensures the cars avoided any serious accidents or damage with the past owner.  Also, these cars have very few miles attached, so it’s almost like you’re getting a new car.

But alongside all this, you’ll find a plethora of other benefits as well.  So, are you ready to see what a certified pre-owned car will do for you?  Then read along with us as we explore all the ins and outs of buying CPO.


1) You’ll Get Extended Warranties

Hands down!  This is the best part about buying a CPO car.  Whatever happens, you know you’re protected for some time after buying your car.

Even better, these warranties are pretty useful.  For example, with Ford, you’ll get a 7-year/ 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.  Ford makes the deal even better by offering a12-month/ 12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty coverage.  In other words, if something goes wrong quickly after buying your CPO car, Ford will give you some coverage.

But just look at those numbers once more.  How many other used cars will offer warranties that last that long?  With a certified pre-owned car, you can rest assured with your warranty for the first year or so.


2) You’re Getting a Car in Exceptional Condition

So, what all do you get with a CPO car?  Well, let’s take a look:

  • Newer model of car
  • Low mileage
  • No sketchy history
  • A HUGE warranty

With all things said, you’re getting a car in great condition.  In fact, take a big whiff of air when you enter—you just might catch a lingering new car scent. 

One of the best parts of buying a CPO is that you’re getting the best of both worlds in terms of buying new and used. 

Here, you’re combining the low price of a used car with the freshness and reliability of a new car.  And just in case anything is wrong, you’ll have a warranty for coverage.  Really, it’s a win/win situation here.


3) Added Bonuses

Aside from getting a relatively new car with a nice warranty, CPO cars offer plenty more fun as well.

For starters, with Ford, you’ll get roadside assistance with your CPO.  And while needing roadside assistance is rarely fun, who can deny that it’s nice to have. 

Let’s face it—sometimes your battery will die when you’re not next to an auto repair shop.  Other times, you might have misjudged how much gas is remaining.  It’s okay, you’re human—we all make these silly mistakes.  And thankfully, roadside assistance gets us out of these little jams.

Many certified pre-owned cars will also offer you some extra financing and buying options.  Ford goes a step further by offering reimbursements when things go wrong. For example, if you ever need a rental car for any overnight mechanical repairs, Ford offers reimbursements for up to $30 per day.  And this is just an example.  If you ever need an emergency taxi or lodging, Ford offers that as well.

With a CPO car, there’s plenty to love.  If you want to learn more, then check out Ford’s CPO brochure for more information and details here.

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