If you’re shopping for used cars, you might wonder, “what does Certified Pre-Owned mean?” The Scott Lot team is here to help, starting with an explanation of what makes Certified Pre-Owned vehicles different from ordinary used cars. Here’s a closer look at CPO models and the benefits of purchasing Certified Pre-Owned.

They’re Newer Than “Used”

While specific program requirements vary from one OEM to the next, CPO vehicles typically date from the last one to six years. This means newer features, more advanced safety systems, and better infotainment capabilities than you’d find in an older model.

They Undergo Extensive Inspections

Certified Pre-Owned vehicles practically drive like new without the new car price tag. That’s because vehicles must undergo an extensive inspection process, including road tests and repairs with manufacturer parts, to qualify for the CPO program. Every automaker has a different guideline for their CPO inspections, but they typically include 100 or more unique points of inspection and repair.

They Come With Warranties

When you purchase a CPO model, you’ll have many benefits of buying a brand-new car, including warranties and guarantees. These warranties typically cover past existing new vehicle coverage on your next car and often include 24/7 roadside assistance coverage.

They Come With History Reports

While there are many benefits to purchasing a pre-owned vehicle, it’s natural to wonder about the previous owner and the vehicle’s history. With the CPO program here at Scott Lot, you’ll receive a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report with the purchase of your CPO model, which includes details on mileage, service history, and even the number of previous owners.

Answers to Your Used Car Questions at Scott Lot

You can learn more about the Certified Pre-Owned vehicle purchasing process here at Scott Lot. Pick out your next CPO model at our dealership today.