Certified pre-owned, sometimes abbreviated as CPO, is an elevated type of used car that includes a number of impressive perks and benefits. Although specifics vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, the majority of certified pre-owned models are required to pass a meticulous inspection and reconditioning process to ensure that they are in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition.
Once certified, these models can include benefits such as extended warranty protection, a complimentary vehicle history report, roadside assistance, exchange programs, satellite radio subscriptions, and much more. Many buyers consider a certified pre-owned vehicle to be the “best of both worlds” in the sense that they include many of the same benefits as a new vehicle at a lower price. Similarly, they also provide more long-term peace of mind and confidence than an ordinary used car.