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What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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When you’re shopping for used vehicles around Raleigh, what does certified pre-owned mean? A certified pre-owned, or “CPO” vehicle, is a type of pre-owned vehicle that comes with special certifications and benefits you won’t find on a standard used vehicle. Every car manufacturer has its own certified pre-owned program with its own CPO meaning, but the common benefits of CPO models include low mileage, recent model years, multi-point inspections, and warranty coverage.

 

Hendrick Kia of Cary is proud of the high-quality vehicles available in our Certified Pre-Owned Kia inventory. If you’re interested in learning more about the Kia CPO meaning, we’ve listed details on the program below.

Kia Certified Pre-Owned Program

Compared to used vehicles, Kia CPO vehicles are held to special standards that were created by Kia. Only if a used vehicle meets these criteria can it qualify for the Kia CPO program:

  • Five model years old or newer
  • Fewer than 60,000 miles on the odometer
  • Carfax Vehicle History Report
  • 165-point inspection performed by a certified Kia technician
  • Reconditioned using only genuine Kia OEM parts

Why Buy Certified Pre-Owned?

Because CPO vehicles come with so many special benefits that standard used vehicles do not, you will often find that they’re a little higher-priced than used vehicles. If you’re apprehensive about buying a CPO vehicle for your Durham commute, consider these advantages:

  • You can have total confidence in your purchase with the knowledge that your vehicle was thoroughly vetted by an expert.
  • You’ll get generous warranty coverage with your purchase. Kia CPO vehicles are protected by what remains of the original 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, plus 1-Year/12,000-Mile Platinum Coverage.
  • Your peace of mind continues when you’re on the road in Apex or even traveling for a road trip, thanks to the Kia CPO program’s 12-hour unlimited-mile roadside assistance and travel breakdown protection when over 100 miles from home.

So, what’s the bottom line between used vs. CPO vs. new vehicles? Here are your quick takeaways:

Used vs. CPO vs. New Vehicles

  • Used Vehicles: Lowest prices, but you will see more variety in terms of age, mileage, and condition. Generally, warranty coverage is not provided.
  • Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles: Typically higher prices than used vehicles, but more affordable than new vehicles. An ideal solution if mileage and modern features are a priority, but new-vehicle prices are out of your budget.
  • New Vehicles: Some drivers feel most comfortable knowing they’re the only person who’s driven their vehicle, and that they’re driving with the very latest safety and performance features. A new vehicle will provide these assurances.

Discover a CPO Kia in Cary!

Do you have additional questions about the CPO meaning and how it relates to Kia vehicles? Contact us or stop by our dealership in Cary. Our team is here to help you find the best ride for your preferences and your budget!

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