Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Really Worth the Money?

September 27th, 2012 by

If you have been looking for used for sale in Bradenton, FL, then you’ve probably come across the term “certified pre-owned” quite frequently. Many people wonder what the difference between a used car is and a certified pre-owned vehicle. Both are vehicles that have previous owners, but the difference is quite substantial.

What is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

Buying a new carA certified pre-owned vehicle is a car that’s usually no more than five years old with no more than 80,000 miles on it. A certified pre-owned car at Cox Chevy in Bradenton, Florida is inspected by Chevy-certified technicians. For any part they find to be deficient, it is refurbished to bring it up to Chevrolet-factory standards. For our certified pre-owned Chevys or the Mazda vehicles at Cox Mazda, we also offer warranty packages to our customers to make them feel more assured with their purchase.

Be sure to watch out for cars that have been independently certified as they may not have as stringent guidelines as factory certification; unscrupulous used car lots may also use this term inappropriately to get you to pay more.

Why Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

While it’s true that certified pre-owned vehicles cost more than a used vehicle, the benefit is that it takes the uncertainty out of your purchase. You’re still getting a car at a price that’s far below new while getting a car that conforms to factory standards. Plus, you get the warranty and other perks just like you were buying a new car. A certified pre-owned vehicle means dependability while a used will always hold some level of mystery even if purchased at a reputable dealership.

Test Drive Certified Pre-Owned at Cox Auto

Of course, it’s all going to come down to budget. Bradenton drivers who are looking for the best deal possible at Cox Auto are going to be more suited towards looking at our traditional used cars. No matter what you are looking for in Bradenton, you are going to find it at Cox Auto. Our two dealerships are located right next to each other, so our customers have a great deal of choice all in one location. Schedule a test drive and connect with us on Facebook to keep on top of all the specials going on at our dealerships!