Benefits of Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

If you're shopping with the Suburban Collection, then you're likely already aware of the many benefits related to buying a used car. However, you may not know that there's another option -- one that brings together the best of both new and used vehicles.

These cars fall under the certified pre-owned category. Certified pre-owned categories bear stamps of approval from their own manufacturers as a sign of confidence in their condition, quality, and drivability. Certified vehicles represent some of the highest quality used vehicles on the market. With low mileage and great condition, buying one can be like getting a near-new car for the priced of used. 

How are Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Selected?

Most manufacturers have a rigorous vetting process for their certified pre-owned programs. First, cars must meet some basic standards. For instance, most OEMs require that certified models be within a few model years old and have well under 100,000 miles. Plus, they can only have one previous owner and must come with a clean vehicle history report. If these expectations are met, then the car will then pass onto the inspection phase. An OEM-certified technician will comb through the details of the vehicle, both under the hood and inside the cabin. Dozens of criteria will be checked. While some minor flaws may be reconditioned, major problems will disqualify the vehicle from certification.

If all of these requirements are met, then the vehicle will be ready to be sold as a certified pre-owned option. To make a long story short, the certification process takes care of the quality vetting process so you can feel confident in your car's condition and mechanical soundness.

What Kinds of Benefits with Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

It's not just the vetting process that makes certified vehicles a compelling option -- ownership of a CPO car comes with benefits that are numerous and wide-ranging.

  • Warranty: Typically, certified vehicles come with fairly robust warranty coverage. Many come with both a general warranty and a longer powertrain warranty. This can help you feel even more confident about purchasing a used car.
  • Vehicle History Report: Most CPO programs require that cars come with a clean, single-owner vehicle history report. That way, you can view your car's service history and even see that your vehicle hasn't been in any accidents.
  • Roadside Assistance: Complimentary roadside assistance services are common among certified pre-owned programs. With a CPO vehicle, you'll be ready to hit the road without fear of dead batteries or flat tires.

Shop for Certified Pre-Owned Honda Models with The Suburban Collection

Certified pre-owned vehicle make up a good portion of the vast selection of vehicles found through the Suburban Collection. You'll find CPO models from a wide range of manufacturers, since our inventory draws from dozens of dealerships across the state of Michigan. If you're interested in getting a used car in great condition with confidence-inspiring warranty coverage, then we highly encourage you to explore the wide array of certified pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVS available!