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How to Shop for and Buy a Certified Used Car

MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017

Purchasing a certified car (CPO) is similar to purchasing a new car -- with a few key differences. Genuine, manufacturer certified cars are sold by a franchise new car dealership -- of Honda or Ford, for instance. These factory certified cars (CPO),...

What's Included in the CPO Car Inspection Process?

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017

If you are shopping certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles and used cars, then you probably already know that one difference between these two car buying options is that a CPO car is extensively inspected while regular used cars typically are not. Still,...

7 Reasons Why Certified Pre Owned Cars (CPO) May Be Right for You

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017

#1: It's More Cost-Effective Than Buying New If you compare the asking price for your car, SUV or pickup truck of choice as a new car and a CPO model, you may be left with a bit of sticker shock. Many certified cars are two or more model years old,...

How a Used Car Becomes Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017

Certified cars have become a smart option for car shoppers seeking a high-quality car at a lower cost than a new car. CPO cars differ in a variety of ways from regular used cars that you will find sold on used car lots or by private sellers. One reason...

Six Important Points of Any Vehicle History Report to Review

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017

Whenever you are buying a used car, whether it be certified pre-owned (CPO) or not, you should consult the car's vehicle history report. A vehicle history report can be obtained through online services like Carfax and AutoCheck for a small fee and is...

Why Buy A Certified Car?

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017

If you are a driver who is shopping for a new ride, you may be wondering whether new, used or certified pre-owned (CPO) is right for you. A certified used car is often considered a third, smart option as opposed to buying new or used, as certified cars...

What Separates a Manufacturer CPO Vehicle from Other Certified Car Programs?

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017

Today, every certified car belongs to one of three groups: manufacturer, dealer or ex-rental certified. The most common (and original) type of certified used car is the manufacturer or factory certified car. Let's take a look at what distinguishes a manufacturer...

Aston Martin Launches 'Timeless' Certified Pre-Owned Program

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Manufacturer-run certified pre-owned vehicle programs help take the worry out of buying used cars and in the longer term often improve confidence in a brand as well as resale values. Aston Martin is the latest to launch its own certified pre-owned...

5 Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Cars

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

The average price of a new car in 2016 is very close to $34,000. The average loan to pay for that car was right around $30,000 and the average monthly payment for the average term of 68 months was $503. According to a July report from Bankrate, in...

Guide to Ford's Certified Pre-Owned Program

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016

As the cost of an average new car crests $34,000, more buyers are looking to certified used cars to cut their monthly payments while maintaining some warranty coverage. Certified used car sales are up 4 percent over last year, according to an AutoData...