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What Is the Difference Between Used & Certified Pre-Owned?

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It’s time to move on to your next car, but maybe your budget won’t quite support buying new. You’ve probably noticed that most Quincy dealerships offer “used” and “certified pre-owned” cars. What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned (CPO)? Is there a difference? There is.

Check out our CPO vs. used comparison below to find out.

What Is the Difference Between Used & Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles?

So, what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles, exactly? Technically, both types of cars are used. But a Kia certified pre-owned car has been subjected to a very strict certification process to ensure reliability and a high level of quality. CPO cars are also backed up by warranty.

CPO vs. Used – The Kia Certification Process

Kia has strict standards for certifying pre-owned cars. Here’s how a used car gets certified:

  • The vehicle must pass a strict 165-point inspection.
  • The car must have less than 60,000 miles on the odometer.
  • The car must be less than five model years old.
  • The car will be reconditioned using only manufacture-authorized parts.

CPO vs. Used – Price & Value

One difference between used and certified pre-owned is price. A certified pre-owned car offers more value and is backed up by warranty, so it follows that you would expect to pay more for a CPO vehicle than you would for another used car. However, many Hannibal, MO drivers have decided that it still makes financial sense for them to opt for certified pre-owned. Why? When you factor in likely repairs of a car that isn’t certified, in addition to CPO benefits like warranties and roadside assistance, you still come out ahead in many cases.

Here’s a list of those benefits:

Kia Certified Pre-Owned Benefits

  • Factory-backed 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • 1-year/12,000-Mile Platinum Coverage
  • 24-Hour Unlimited Roadside Assistance
  • Car Rental Allowance
  • Carfax Vehicle History Report

Check Out the Certified Pre-Owned Cars at Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy

Check out the pre-owned cars right here at Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy. You can start searching from the comfort of your own home and even value your trade online. We’re just a short drive away from both Keokuk, IA and Pittsfield, so contact us today to find out how easy buying a car can be.

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