What's the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

If this is something you've ever wondered about, you'll witness the answer in action at AutoRide of Reading. If you want to spend less on your next used car, truck or SUV, you have two options with us: sticking with used or exploring certified pre-owned. For those who aren't sure, here's what buying a certified pre-owned vehicle means for you:

  • You're still buying a vehicle that has been driven by a previous owner and already features pre-made mileage on the odometer.
  • Given its pre-owned status, you will be spending less for a CPO vehicle than you would for a brand-new car, truck or SUV.
  • To become certified, a pre-owned vehicle undergoes an extensive inspection that typically includes an examination of all vehicle areas and a road test.
  • The pre-owned vehicle that is being considered must pass every test and fulfill every requirement before being added to a dealer's certified pre-owned inventory.
  • Every original equipment manufacturer has its own benefits for the certified pre-owned vehicles within that make, such as Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet, Ford, etc.
  • Most certified pre-owned vehicles come with an extended warranty and other perks like a full report of the vehicle's service history.
  • In Reading, CPO vehicles cannot be more than 14 years older than the present model year or have more than 150,000 miles on the odometer.

As your trusted Reading PA used car dealer, we want all our Pennsylvania drivers to know the extent of their options when they shop our used inventory. With filters to trim time off your online search, you'll be visiting our Reading dealership for a test drive before you know it. Start exploring our used and certified pre-owned models today to accelerate the search for your next vehicle.

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