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  • Labor Day9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Regular Hours
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed

What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

When searching for a used vehicle, Apex drivers want peace of mind. Thus, the differences between a used car and a certified pre-owned vehicle are essential. First, you should know that both qualify as used cars. However, a CPO car goes through a thorough OEM inspection. At Hendrick Kia of Cary, we provide a detailed answer to “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” right here in our comprehensive guide!

What to Know About Buying Used

When buying a used car, its price is lower than its newer counterpart. The price drop takes into consideration model, year, mileage, and the number of previous owners. Despite the rumors, high mileage on a used vehicle does not depreciate its value. Instead, the care of the vehicle over time can outweigh the number of miles. When purchasing a used car, keep the following in mind:

  • Inspect the vehicle
  • Discuss any past or present issues
  • Learn about the vehicle condition
  • Used cars can last more than 200,000 miles with routine maintenance

What to Know About Buying CPO

When exploring CPO vs. used vehicles, keep in mind that there are requirements that a used car needs to pass to qualify as a certified pre-owned vehicle; for Kia models, this includes:

  • Model year within 5 years of the most recent model year
  • Less than 60,000 miles and sometimes up to 100,000 miles
  • Pass the 164-point inspection
  • Offered with extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties

Certified pre-owned cars, trucks, or SUVs are more expensive than a used car that does not qualify. Yet, it is still less costly than a new vehicle and has a low mileage with fewer years spent on the road.

Compare CPO vs. Used from Hendrick Kia of Cary

Whether you live near Durham or in Raleigh, you deserve a quality vehicle. Contact our team at Hendrick Kia of Cary to learn more about the CPO vs. used options available at our showroom. We are always here to add an extra smile to your day! If you are looking to upgrade, we have certified pre-owned vehicles in our inventory. Your car buying process should be easy, so you can apply online for financing. At Hendrick Kia of Cary, we value our customers! Did you like learning about CPO vs. used? Check out the benefits of certified pre-owned to continue your car buying research!

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