Why Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle is a Smart Choice

June 7th, 2018 by

Many factors go into choosing the perfect new vehicle for your driving needs. For most buyers, getting a price that fits into their budget is close to the top of the list. It often comes down to deciding which features are a top priority and which they can do without. Often, buying a certified pre-owned vehicle lets you get more of what you want without paying more for it.

A certified pre-owned vehicle is a used car that meets the manufacturer’s criteria for certification. This criterion includes mileage limits and only newer model years. The dealership inspects the vehicle on around 200 points to determine it is in “like-new” condition. Vehicles with severe damage do not qualify for certification.

All the certified pre-owned vehicles at Acura of Fayetteville are rigorously inspected to ensure you are getting a quality car. While the cost of inspection and making any minor repairs increases the price of the vehicle somewhat, the overall cost is still much less than the price of a new vehicle. At the same time, the vehicle you buy is only gently used and is close to the same condition it was in when the first buyer purchased it.

Where Do Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Come From?

Some drivers are a little leery of buying certified vehicles. They worry that the driver returned it to the dealership because it didn’t work right. In reality, the majority of these vehicles get turned in after a lease. Since leases limit the distance the lessor can drive, they still have low mileage once the lease expires.

Some of the vehicles come from trade-ins on newer models. Drivers sometimes trade their vehicles in every one, two, or three years regardless of how much it has been driven. As long as the vehicle still meets the criteria of that vehicle’s manufacturer, it can be inspected for certification.

Another reason for buying certified pre-owned is the warranty. Although used cars come with an extended warranty, you often get better terms for a certified vehicle. With the rigorous inspection successfully complete, you get a much better quality vehicle at a much lower cost. You also have peace of mind that your vehicle will last a long time.

Visit Acura of Fayetteville today and browse our inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles. We can help you find the best fit for your driving needs and your budget. To view our certified pre-owned inventory, click here.

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