What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

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Understanding the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles can help you make the right decision for your needs and your budget. Although each brand has its own CPO program, any driver comparing CPO vs. used should know that certified pre-owned vehicles offer warranty coverage, manufacturer assurances, and other benefits, too. What’s the difference between used and certified pre-owned Land Rover SUVs? We’ve covered everything you need to know below.

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

All certified pre-owned cars are used, but not all used cars are certified pre-owned. A used vehicle is any model that has had at least one previous owner. Since they’ve put on some miles and their features aren’t all new, they always cost less than otherwise comparable new vehicles. Here’s what else you should keep in mind:

  • Used cars can have any number of miles. While most used cars can last for 200,000 miles or more, most drivers are happiest when they find a model with low mileage.
  • Not all used vehicles are equal. Collision and service histories can tell you a lot about the kind of investment you’re making. Avoid used vehicles that have been through a lot of stress.
  • There’s no substitute for careful inspection. Be careful when purchasing from a private seller. Discuss any issues ahead of time, and always test drive before you buy.

What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

Certified pre-owned vehicles have been carefully inspected by trained technicians. Each has been found to meet or exceed rigorous factory standards. Although certified pre-owned vehicles often cost more than other used vehicles, many Rumson and Colts Neck drivers find that the extra peace of mind is worth the extra cost.

With this in mind, take a quick look at the benefits offered by certified pre-owned Land Rover SUVs:

  • In order to be certified, a Land Rover SUV must pass a comprehensive 165-point inspection.
  • Additionally, no CPO Land Rover can be more than five years old, or have more than 60,000 miles on the odometer.
  • Every CPO Land Rover includes up to seven years or 100,000 miles of warranty coverage (starting from the vehicle’s initial in-service date).
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance is complimentary as long as you remain covered by your warranty.

Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Land Rover Monmouth

Still wondering, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned cars?” Check out the pre-owned inventory at Land Rover Monmouth to learn more about the factors that separate the two. While you’re at it, don’t forget to explore our wide range of pre-owned specials! You’re welcome to drive in from Red Bank or Point Pleasant and pay us a visit, but you might also prefer to shop online.

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