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It’s a term we’ve all heard in ads or read on billboards: certified pre-owned. What does that really mean? If you are currently researching for a new vehicle on a tighter-than-planned budget, you will want to invest in a late-model used car. When you buy a used, or “pre-owned,” car, you will not have to deal with the depreciation associated with fresh-off-the-assembly-line vehicles. That said, there are hundreds of used cars to browse at Anthony Buick GMC, one of the best dealers for certified pre-owned vehicles near Gurnee, Illinois. We know better than anyone it can be difficult to choose the best model to suit your automotive needs, let alone one that falls within your price range.

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Back to the definition -- rather, the history -- of “certified pre-owned” (CPO). A group of automakers started CPO programs back in the early 1990s to make bank on low-mileage trade-ins and lease returns. Too many cars were being sold back to dealerships in clean, pristine condition. They decided that rather than sending them to auction, these automakers along with manufacturers created programs to resell the vehicles complete with thorough, detailed inspections, reconditioning, added perks, and extended warranties.

Flash-forward to today and nearly every major automaker offers a CPO program, and while these programs share similarities among multiple big brands, they vary dramatically. Also, there is a difference between mainstream and luxury CPO programs. It’s paramount to remember just what makes a used car a CPO.   CPO’s are late-model vehicles with relatively low mileage and no record of permanent damage. All CPO’s endure a multi-point inspection and reconditioning process, and each comes with a manufacturer-backed warranty. More often than not, these programs include an extensive list of added bonuses from free maintenance, a complimentary loaner vehicle, and free roadside assistance. Dealers like Anthony Buick GMC even offer low financing rates and/or special deals exclusively for CPO cars.     In a non-luxury automaker’s CPO program, each vehicle must be seven years old or newer and have less than 85,000 miles on it. For each car, a 160-point inspection and a CarFax vehicle history report is required. It should also be noted the powertrain warranty starts on the vehicle’s original purchase date.     Those mainstream program qualifications are only slightly different compared to luxury CPO programs. Eligible vehicles must be no older than six years old and have less than 75,000 miles. Should the car have coverage under its original new-car warranty (four years/50,000), that warranty transfers to the CPO buyer.  

Buy GM Certified Pre-Owned at Anthony Gurnee

See? It’s not as scary as it sounds. We at Anthony Buick GMC know all about CPO programs, and we’re always prepared to welcome and walk you through our available inventory of pre-owned vehicles. Give us all a call or come visit us today to see for yourself the best certified pre-owned cars for sale Gurnee.  

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