There are a lot of reasons to choose a pre-owned vehicle, including a desire to save money and skip out on a lot of initial depreciation. One of the concerns a lot of people have with a used car, however, is the uncertainty of not knowing what it might have been through and worries about the condition of such a vehicle. But by choosing a great model at a reputable Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, you can alleviate this fear and know that you are getting a vehicle that is in excellent shape.
A Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle is not just like any other used model: it has been through a thorough inspection to ensure it meets the highest standards of quality. Honda CPO vehicles, in particular, are among the best in the auto industry due to the requirements set by Honda and the degree of coverage they provide. Not only do you know that you are getting a fantastic vehicle at an affordable price, but you are covered by amazing warranty protection to ensure you keep enjoying it for many years ahead. Come visit us at Gwinnett Place Honda to see our terrific selection of CPO vehicles, and let us help you find the perfect car.
This is a question we are asked a lot as a Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, and one that is very important to understand. You will typically see three different terms used when referring to vehicles that are not new: “used,” “pre-owned,” and “Certified Pre-Owned.” The first two terms are essentially the same; a “used” vehicle is one that has had at least one previous owner or was driven on a lease, and “pre-owned” is just another way of saying it. You will find dealerships often use “pre-owned” simply because it sounds nicer than “used.”
However, a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is not the same thing at all, and there are some very important differences to keep in mind. When you look at a CPO Honda on our lot, you know you are seeing a pre-owned vehicle that is in the best condition possible and is guaranteed by the original manufacturer. You will not find CPO vehicles for sale from private sellers online or at just any dealership. To become a Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, we have to prove to the manufacturer that we can uphold this responsibility.
When you buy a CPO model, you know it is in great shape because it has been through a rigorous inspection. Furthermore, there are age and mileage limits on CPO vehicles, so you know that it has only been on the road for a relatively brief amount of time. You also get warranty protection on CPO vehicles from your Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, which means you can enjoy peace of mind that you usually do not get with other used models.
While other manufacturers might only have one type of CPO vehicle available, Honda actually offers two different types to choose from at your Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer. No matter which one you go with, you will still get a fantastic vehicle in great shape with some of the best warranty coverage in the industry. There are a few minor differences between them, and the classification mostly depends on the age of the vehicle.
The first type of CPO model you will find at your Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer is a HondaTrue Certified vehicle. These models are within five model years of their original in-service date and have no more than 80,000 miles on them. Every HondaTrue Certified vehicle comes with a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, along with a limited full-vehicle warranty based on the age of the vehicle. If it still has its original new vehicle warranty, then that is extended to 4 years or 48,000 miles; if the original new vehicle limited warranty has expired, then it will have a 1-year or 12,000-mile limited non-powertrain warranty.
All HondaTrue Certified models also come with complimentary roadside assistance for the duration of the limited warranty, along with two complimentary oil changes within the first year of ownership. This comes after a thorough 182-point inspection, with a third-party vehicle history report that you can download to view and see what your vehicle has been through. So no matter which model you choose at a Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, you can verify that it is in great shape and will treat you right for a long time.
If you like the HondaTrue Certified benefits, but want something even more impressive, then you should look for a HondaTrue Certified+ model at your Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer. Certified+ vehicles are those that are within 12 months of their original in-service date or have fewer than 12,000 miles on them. In other words, these are the most recent model years, including vehicles that you can still buy new but are available as a CPO.
The benefits for a HondaTrue Certified+ vehicle are quite similar to the other CPO Honda vehicles, but with an extra bonus. It has the same 7-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty as HondaTrue Certified, but it comes with a 5-year or 86,000-mile limited warranty on the full vehicle. It comes with roadside assistance throughout the duration of this limited warranty, as well as two complimentary oil changes during the first year of ownership. So, you can see, these models have very little use on them, plus they come with excellent warranty coverage.