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

If you’re in need of a car but buying on a budget, then you’re likely browsing around looking for reliable and affordable used vehicles. But have you thought about going with a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle?

Many car buyers don’t really realize the difference between CPO vs. used vehicles, so that’s why the experts at Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram want to help you understand what sets these vehicle categories apart from one another. Discover the differences with us and then take a look at our certified pre-owned and used vehicle inventories before stopping in at our Vancouver dealership.

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

Obviously, a used vehicle is one that was previously owned and driven by another driver. A regular pre-owned vehicle can vary wildly in terms of mileage, model year, and the number of previous people who’ve driven it. All of these aspects factor into the much lower price you see for used vehicles when compared to CPO vehicles. Used vehicles can even range below $10,000, and you can find a number of vehicles for a great price at Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!

However, while the low price of a used vehicle can look nice, many drivers are afraid of the number of miles most used cars already have on them. But it is worth noting that many kinds of vehicles can last well into the hundreds of thousands of miles, as long as they have proper maintenance. Here’s some valuable information you should be aware of when buying a used car:

  • It is worth it to thoroughly inspect the used vehicle you’re looking at, and you should definitely take it for a test drive before making any kind of offer.
  • Be sure to discuss the vehicle’s condition and performance with the seller, making sure there are no current problems with the car’s mechanics.
Chrysler 200

 

What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

Used vehicles that are a part of a dealership’s CPO program must meet certain standard requirements including:

  • The model must be less than five years old
  • The model must have less than 100,000 miles on it and some brands require even less
  • The model must pass a multi-point inspection that includes road tests

Because of these rules, CPO vehicles tend to be newer and in better shape than regular pre-owned vehicles. This also means that they come at a higher price than standard used vehicles, but are still more affordable than new models. Hillsboro car buyers with a more generous budget may want to look for a CPO vehicle instead of a used one.

Shop Used and CPO Vehicles at Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

So, do you have a better understanding of CPO vs. used vehicles yet? If not, you can always contact our representatives and they will be more than happy to answer any further questions you have. Once you’ve done that, take a look at our entire used vehicle selection, then stop by for a test drive at our dealership located near Beaverton.

More From Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

  • 2019 Dodge Durango Towing Capacity

    The 2019 Dodge Durango towing capacity is just one of the many reasons that this SUV should be at the top of your list. The Durango comes with plenty of capable features that give this SUV a high towing capacity that any Beaverton driver would be impressed by. Learn how the Durango can make towing bulky…

  • What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

    Once you’ve found the new or used car of your dreams in Vancouver, it’s time to start taking care of it! Most major issues and repairs can be avoided by sticking to a regular automotive maintenance schedule, with various mileage intervals guiding you on what needs to be addressed and when. Learn what to watch…

  • How to Change Your Car’s Oil Yourself

    Knowing how to change your oil is an important part of vehicle ownership, so start by preparing the car. You want it parked on a level surface with the parking brake on and the engine off. If necessary, raise the front by driving onto a ramp or jacking it up and using jack stands –…

 

Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Used Vehicle Specials

Filter
Filter Results ×
Saved
Saved Vehicles ×

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact
Contact Us ×

(360) 831 - 0947

Call Now

3517 NE Auto Mall Dr. • Vancouver, WA 98662

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Service: 7am-6pm

Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

3517 NE Auto Mall Dr. Vancouver, WA

Phone: (360) 831 - 0947

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Dick+Hannah+Chrysler+Jeep/@45.6477857,-122.598885,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x5495af8531fe3613:0xbe0788e40b3d6d00!8m2!3d45.647782!4d-122.596691

Service

Phone: (844) 564 - 3339

3517 NE Auto Mall Dr. Vancouver, WA

Mobile Service

Phone: (844) 347 - 2517

3517 NE Auto Mall Dr. Vancouver, WA
45.648097 -122.596455
[schema type="organization" orgtype="LocalBusiness" url="www.hannahchryslerjeep.com" name="Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram" description="" street="3517 NE Auto Mall Dr." city="Vancouver" state="WA" postalcode="98662" country="United States" email="sleafdahl@dickhannah.com" phone="(360) 831 - 0947" logo="https://di-uploads-development.dealerinspire.com/dickhannahchryslerjeepdodgeram/uploads/2017/10/DickHannahCDJROGImage.png"]
Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
3517 NE Auto Mall Dr.
Vancouver, WA, 98662 United States
(360) 831 - 0947
https://di-uploads-development.dealerinspire.com/dickhannahchryslerjeepdodgeram/uploads/2017/10/DickHannahCDJROGImage.png
Dick Hannah Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 45.648097, -122.596455.