What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

Shopping for an affordable new vehicle in Cary, NC? If you’ve been perusing used vehicle inventories in the area, you may have noticed that most dealerships have a separate selection called “certified pre-owned.” What does certified pre-owned mean? Certified pre-owned (or ‘CPO’) is a category of used vehicles that are certified by the original manufacturer to meet certain standards for mileage, age, condition, and more. Learn more about the CPO meaning with Hendrick Buick GMC Cary and shop pre-owned the smart way!

Buick and GMC CPO Meaning

Certified pre-owned vehicles are different from standard used vehicles. In other words, not just any used vehicle is fit for the CPO status. This is because a used vehicle must meet a strict set of requirements set by the manufacturer in order to qualify for the CPO program. So, what does certified pre-owned mean for Buick and GMC vehicles at Hendrick Buick GMC Cary? Take a look:

  • Model Year: A used car must be a recent model year to be considered CPO. Buick and GMC vehicles must be within the last 6 model years.
  • Mileage: CPO vehicles must have low mileage. Buick and GMC cars must have less than 75,000 miles to qualify.
  • Vehicle History Report: CPO vehicles must have a proven track record of routine maintenance. Every CPO purchase from Buick or GMC will have passed a Vehicle History Report.
  • Multi-Point Inspection: A certified dealership service technician will carry out a multi-point inspection and reconditioning process, following the manufacturer’s standards to test the vehicle’s performance and overall condition. For Buick and GMC, it’s a 172-point inspection.

What Are the Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Cars?

Certified pre-owned cars offer the best of both worlds for Raleigh and Charlotte drivers who desire modern vehicle amenities and an affordable price tag. Here are some common benefits of choosing CPO:

  • You can have total confidence in your purchase, knowing it’s been inspected and reconditioned by a certified, factory-trained technician.
  • Every CPO Buick and GMC comes with two comprehensive warranties and a Scheduled Maintenance Program. You’re backed by a 6-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty from the original in-service date, as well as a 12-month/12,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty!
  • You can drive with confidence knowing you’re also protected by 24/7 Roadside Assistance for the duration of the 6-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Find a CPO Buick or GMC at Hendrick Buick GMC Cary!

We have a premium selection of certified pre-owned Buick and GMC vehicles in Cary, NC! Contact us or visit us to find an option that suits your budgetary and driving needs today. If you’ll be financing your purchase, you can get a head start by applying for pre-approval online!

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