One of the biggest worries a lot of people have when buying a used car is a concern about its long-term reliability and overall condition. After all, with a used car, you can never know 100% of what it has been through before you buy it, and you have to hope it is in the best condition possible. When you choose a Certified Pre-Owned
(CPO) vehicle, however, some of that mystery is removed, and you can be confident that you are getting the best used car available.
That is because every CPO vehicle has to pass established manufacturer inspections and meet specific requirements before it can be offered for sale. In other words: the term “Certified Pre-Owned” is not just a fancy way of saying “used.” Certain things have to be true for a vehicle to be offered as CPO. While a CPO vehicle will typically cost more than a similar used model
that is not certified, the peace of mind that you get with such a used model can more than make up for the extra expense. Visit us at Colonial Motor Mart and see our carefully selected inventory of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles for yourself.
What does “Certified Pre-Owned” Mean?
For a vehicle to be labeled as a Certified Pre-Owned model, it has to meet certain specific requirements set by its manufacturer. The precise requirements vary somewhat from one manufacturer to another, but they typically involve similar things. For one, a CPO vehicle cannot be older than a set number of years from when it was first released, usually five or six, and it cannot have more miles on it than a set amount, typically around 75,000 or 100,000 miles depending on the brand.
All vehicles must then pass a rigorous inspection before they can be offered as Certified Pre-Owned, to ensure they are of the highest quality. This is, essentially, the certification process and includes inspecting the interior, exterior, mechanical, and electrical systems. It often includes a road test where the brakes, engine, and other systems are all checked to ensure they are in excellent working condition. In other words, a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is one that is not too old, has relatively low mileage on it, and is in great shape.
Why Choose a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?
Beyond the confidence of knowing a CPO vehicle has passed the requirements for certification, there are other advantages to picking one. A CPO vehicle typically has warranty coverage
on it that you will not find on other used cars. This includes coverage by the original manufacturer and can consist of dealership warranty protection as well. A CPO vehicle will also come with a vehicle history report that lets you know as much as possible about that vehicle, so you know it is in great shape and what it has been through.
Colonial Motor Mart is Here for You
Here at Colonial Motor Mart
, we have a thoroughly inspected and carefully chosen selection of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles for you to consider. We offer CPO models from a number of different manufacturers, including domestic brands like GMC and Chevrolet, and foreign models from manufacturers like Mazda and Toyota. This allows us to offer you a diverse and unique inventory of CPO vehicles so you can find what you need and choose what you want with confidence.
Please keep in mind that our inventory of CPO model is limited to only the very best options, and it can change regularly, so check with us often to see what we have. Call or visit us at Colonial Motor Mart, in Indiana, PA today to find the perfect CPO vehicle for what you need.