Buying a certified pre-owned vehicle can take some of the risk out of a used car–but do you know exactly what a certified pre-owned vehicle is? Almost every automaker offers such a program wherein lightly used vehicles–often two- or three-year old models fresh off leases–are inspected, refurbished, and sold with a manufacturer-backed warranty. Not every program is equal, and some provide more perks than others. To help, we've compiled this collection of advice to help you navigate this often confusing subset of used car buying.
8 Reasons to Go CPO, 2 Reasons for Caution
Big-time warranty coverage may be the most compelling reason of all to consider a certified pre-owned vehicle, but there is a lot more to consider.
Benefits of Buying a CPO Vehicle
The Good Things You Get with a CPO Vehicle
Before you purchase your next car, consider all the benefits a CPO program offers.
CPO Cars and Trucks Can Offer Longevity for Less
With automaker-backed warranties and a lot of life left to live, CPO vehicles can extend owners’ peace of mind.
Five Reasons CPO Vehicles Can Be Smart Buys
Odds are you’re buying a used car that should be trouble-free for years to come.
5 Unexpected Extras You Can Get with a CPO Vehicle
Lower-rate financing is just one benefit. Learn about some of the lesser-known perks included with some manufacturers' CPO vehicles.
5 Reasons a CPO Vehicle May Be Right for You
For starters, they're cheaper than buying new and CPO vehicles still have a lot of life in them.
Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Inspections Explained
What actually gets inspected when you're buying a certified pre-owned vehicle? The checklists range in length from 100-plus items to Audi’s more than 300.
The Top 10 Points in a CPO Inspection
Here are some of the most important things your local auto maintenance shop might miss, and why you should consider going through a reputable automaker.
How Can I Save Money on a Used Car Right Now?
Some things can't wait until social distancing rules and lockdown orders are lifted. If you're ready to buy now, you have lots of options.