What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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When a used car, truck, or SUV is listed as certified pre-owned, it means that it meets the high quality standards of the original manufacturer. In order to be eligible for certification, a used car must be a late-model vehicle with low mileage and must also undergo a thorough multi-point inspection.

By choosing a CPO vehicle, area drivers can avoid the risk commonly associated with a used car, and enjoy many of the benefits that usually come with a new car. Explore the CPO benefits, and visit Sam Leman Automotive Group to test drive one of the high quality vehicles in our certified pre-owned inventory today!

What are the Certified Pre-Owned Benefits?

Each automaker has their own unique CPO program, but the benefits that area buyers can expect almost always include:

  • Late Model/Low Mileage Vehicle – A used car generally can be no more than 4 to 6 years old, and have less than 40,000 to 80,000 miles in order to be certified.
  • Multipoint Inspection – A rigorous mechanical and appearance inspection must be performed by a factory-certified technician, and any reconditioning must be done in compliance with the manufacturer’s standards.
  • Vehicle History Report – CPO programs also include a free vehicle history report, so you find out all there is to know about the vehicle.
  • Warranty – A certified pre-owned vehicle comes with the remaining balance of the new car warranty, plus a limited CPO warranty that often includes bumper-to-bumper and/or powertrain coverage with 0% deductible.
  • Roadside Assistance – 24-hour roadside assistance, covering emergency fuel delivery, jump starts, emergency lock-out protection, free loaner vehicle, towing, trip interruption protection, and more.
  • Special Financing – Special CPO financing is available to eligible buyers.
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Test Drive a CPO Vehicle Today at Sam Leman Automotive Group

A certified pre-owned vehicle will add an extra level of peace of mind when shopping to your used car purchase. At your local Sam Leman Automotive Group dealership, you’ll find CPO vehicles from such well-respected automakers as BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Mazda, and more.

We’re confident that you will find the perfect certified pre-owned vehicle vehicle to suit your needs, and at a price that’s right for your budget, when you visit one of our dealerships in the area. Check out our pre-owned vehicle specials, learn about the differences between buying vs. leasing, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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