Top 3 Reasons to Forget About Used and Consider CPO

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For many, shopping for a used car can be an arduous task. There's a thrill and feeling of excitement because you're embarking on one of the biggest purchases of your life. However, there is also a sense of uncertainty, maybe even fear, as you navigate what's right and what's wrong, all in your attempt to find the perfect choice for your next used car. It's almost bittersweet.

What if you could eliminate those fears?

With one simple filter search on Cars.com, you can eliminate a lot of uncertainty while also adding the value of a factory-backed warranty. That's why you need to consider a certified pre-owned car. So, let's dive into the some of the benefits and peace of mind that comes with a CPO vehicle. Here are the top 3 reasons to forget about your used-car search and consider the CPO option.

1. Great Selection

Over the past couple of years, CPO sales have steadily increased. The benefit for shoppers is a lot more CPO cars on lots. Plus, dealers only pick the best cars to get certified, and most manufacturers set limits on the age and mileage of certified-eligible cars. With record numbers of vehicles coming off leases, this paves the way for dealers to hand pick the best vehicles to become certified and backed by the manufacturer. 

2. Inspection and Reconditioning

The certification process ain't easy, folks. In addition to mileage and age restrictions, the better programs require multipoint inspections that take a look at everything from brakes and axles to ignition systems and power steering. Dealers are typically required to replace worn parts like brake pads and worn tires. "No stone left unturned" is an understatement.

3. Factory-Backed Warranty

How much does your peace of mind cost? A typical warranty on certified pre-owned cars can sometimes rival or even replicate new-car warranties. A lot of the bumper-to-bumper warranties cover some really crucial parts of your car, such as your engine block, timing gears and gasket. Some programs even extend the powertrain warranty on a CPO vehicle, giving you additional coverage on some of the most important parts of your car, all of which can really hurt your bank account should one of those parts break down. Knowing those parts are covered in your certified warranty will help you rest easy at night.

So, as you scratch your head through your used-car search, it's only right to consider CPO vehicles. Not only will it ease your worries and help avoid that lemon purchase, but the value and benefits will save you money.

Learn more on Cars.com about certified pre-owned vehicles here.

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