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Used vs Certified Pre-Owned

Hey there, used car shoppers near Jenkintown, Abington, Philadelphia, and Lower Southampton Township, Pennsylvania! If you’ve found yourself encountering the term “certified pre-owned” as you shop, you might be wondering what that means in relation to other used cars. Our team at Sussman Acura is here to clarify what used vs. certified pre-owned entails.

From the differences between the two to the upsides that come with each option and more, we’ll walk you through it. This way, you can decide if a certified pre-owned ride is the choice you’ve been looking for. Read on for more information.

What’s the Difference Between Certified Pre-Owned and Used Cars?

Difference Between Certified Pre-Owned and Used Cars

During the process of shopping for a used car, you’re bound to encounter a lot of terms that might be unfamiliar or even redundant. “What’s the difference between certified pre-owned vs. used cars?” you may ask? We’re here to tell you.

They are, in fact, different. Certified pre-owned vehicles—often shortened to CPO—are essentially used cars that achieve a certain standard. Because of this standard, they typically are restored to a near-mint condition and are thereby granted a title that differentiates them.

When it comes to restoration, that can mean anything from basic replacements and/or repairs in the vehicle to consistent maintenance and low mileage. In layman’s terms, this is a used car that is in the best condition it could possibly be. It even comes with a manufacturer-backed warranty!

While this doesn’t dismiss used rides—all our cars are taken care of, inspected, and maintained—CPOs offer some bonuses that many drivers might want to strive for.

Why Buy CPO?

Why Buy a CPO

So, when it comes down to it, why should you buy CPO vehicles? Ultimately, it’s your preference. All our used and certified pre-owned vehicles are carefully maintained, and you have all the options at your disposal when you come to our lot.

If you’re still asking, “why buy?,” consider this: If you’re looking for a specific set of features in your pre-owned car, it just so happens that CPOs come with a few added benefits. A manufacturer-backed warranty, for one, which many drivers may prefer if only for that extra peace of mind on the road.

The high standards that CPO vehicles must meet might mean replaced and reconditioned parts, which ensure quality over time. If you’re a frequent driver, it can be especially helpful. Feel free to reach out to us about whether a certified pre-owned car is right for you.

View Our Used and Certified Pre-Owned Inventory

Used and CPO Inventory

Alright! You’ve learned all about what makes certified pre-owned vehicles special, although, of course, used cars are always a great option, too. At our dealer, our mission is to set you up with the right set of wheels for you, whether that’s used or CPO.

If you’ve decided you want to shop for both, swing by our dealer. We have a wide variety of used and CPO vehicles available for you to peruse, with different styles for different drivers. Whether you’re just browsing or looking for something specific, our team will be present to help you find a model that resonates with you. We want you to drive home in a used ride you love.

Come to us with your questions, such as if a car you like qualifies as a CPO or just about anything else. We’re here to answer them.

Shopping Certified Pre-Owned with Us

Now that you’ve read all about the differences between used vs. certified pre-owned vehicles, are you ready to take home one of your own? If so, you know who to call. Our team at Sussman Acura is here to help drivers like you near Jenkintown, Abington, Philadelphia, and Lower Southampton Township, PA, find the ride you’ve been looking for.

Don’t wait to find your next favorite used ride. We’ll guide you through each step in the process. Contact us today!

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