How to Tell If a Car Is Certified Pre-Owned
Buying a used car is like walking into a minefield. Even if you have a map, you can still get burned and end up paying the price. That’s where certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles come into play. On the surface, they sound like the perfect win-win situation. The dealership or seller gets something that can fetch decent cash and protect their bottom line. Purchasers get some assurance of a wise investment.
You can tell if a car is certified pre-owned with the report that you get from the seller. That tells you that they’ve taken steps to verify its ownership and history. However, they are not the same across the board and vary in the amount of detail and value that they offer to the buyer.