Why Certified Pre-Owned is the Way to Go

There are many options available when searching for a used car, and one of the top choices out there for many people is a certified pre-owned vehicle (CPO). At Auction Direct USA, we offer an unmatched selection of certified pre-owned vehicles in the Jacksonville, FL, Raleigh, NC and Rochester, NY areas. We carry all the most popular brands, stocked at affordable prices.

Why should you be choosing a certified pre-owned vehicle as your next car? There are a few good reasons, actually.

Quality

Used cars must pass a relatively rigorous inspection process to get the title of certified pre-owned. Late-model cars are at an obvious advantage, as are cars with low mileage and clean vehicle history reports.

These qualities vary from automaker to automaker, but are pretty strict across the board. If a vehicle cannot pass any part of the inspection process, it simply can’t be certified as pre-owned. This keeps the market for certified pre-owned cars robust and active, and helps ensure you’re getting a quality car.

Reconditioning

A dealer will often recondition the vehicle and replace certain parts as part of the inspection process, meaning you’re often getting a car that’s been professionally repaired by as reputable a mechanic as you’ll find. There are between 100 and 200 individual items on this checklist, depending on the vehicle make and model.

Extended Warranty

Many CPO programs, including Auction Direct USA, offer protective warrantees on all cars sold as certified pre-owned. There are times where the previous owner had warranty time left on the car, and this can usually be transferred to the new owner as part of the deal. CPO cars already come with a higher level of quality due to the pre-certification inspection, but this is just another layer of protection in case there are problems down the line.

Maintenance and Perks

It’s common for several maintenance items to be complimentary in CPO programs. Auction Direct USA offers numerous additional maintenance-related perks along with certified pre-owned cars.

  • Nationwide coverage
  • Roadside assistance
  • Rental car reimbursement
  • Lockout Services
  • Free vehicle maintenance

Low-Interest Financing

CPO vehicles are generally more expensive than non-certified models – it only stands to reason given all the additional quality checks and perks that come along with them. But they also often qualify for lower finance rates, in some cases nearly identical to the rates offered on brand new cars. This can make borrowing money for a CPO car yet another area that’s more convenient than normal.

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