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9 Signs a CPO Car Is Right for You

U.S. News & World Report Logo By John M. Vincent of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 2 of 11: A top benefit of buying a certified pre-owned vehicle is that they come with warranty coverage that you would not normally get with a used car. While the specific warranties vary by manufacturer, they typically cover everything that the car’s original warranty protected.CPO warranties can transfer the balance of the car's original coverage to a new owner, cover the car for an additional number of miles or months from when it is purchased as a CPO car, or extend the mileage out to a set number of months or mileage from the vehicle’s original in-service date. At least one CPO program covers the car for unlimited miles over a set amount of time.Some CPO warranties require a deductible be paid to get service. You will generally be required to have any covered service done at one of the brand’s franchised dealerships.

1) You Want the Security of a Warranty

A top benefit of buying a certified pre-owned vehicle is that they come with warranty coverage that you would not normally get with a used car. While the specific warranties vary by manufacturer, they typically cover everything that the car’s original warranty protected.

CPO warranties can transfer the balance of the car's original coverage to a new owner, cover the car for an additional number of miles or months from when it is purchased as a CPO car, or extend the mileage out to a set number of months or mileage from the vehicle’s original in-service date. At least one CPO program covers the car for unlimited miles over a set amount of time.

Some CPO warranties require a deductible be paid to get service. You will generally be required to have any covered service done at one of the brand’s franchised dealerships.

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