Go Smart, Go Certified with Hyundai

May 11th, 2020 by

If you are thinking about buying a used car, you need to consider buying a certified pre-owned Hyundai. You may be wondering what sets a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) car from a used car? We have some reasons why buying a certified pre-owned Hyundai is better for you and your wallet.

What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

To be classified as a certified pre-owned car, the car must meet specific requirements. Hyundai dealers make sure that each of the cars they have as certified pre-owned meets the standards of over 150 points based on the appearance of the car and mechanics. Technicians at the dealership inspect the car. If there is something wrong with the car, the part is repaired or replaced with Hyundai parts. If the car cannot be repaired or a part replaced, the car will not meet the qualifications for certified pre-owned.

Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned

Advantages to a Certified Pre-Owned Hyundai

Buying a CPO vehicle means you get over $2,000 worth of advantages, including the remainder of the 5-year Hyundai warranty, and the 10-year or 100,000 Hyundai powertrain warranty. The car is completely inspected, must have less than 60,000 miles, and be less than five years old. You will also get a CARFAX vehicle history report as well. Hyundai gives certified pre-owned owners 10 years and unlimited miles of roadside assistance. These great cars come complete with three months of Sirius XM radio free of charge. Owners can also purchase a protection plan with a service contract to ensure their new car continues to run well year in and year out.

Differences Between Certified Pre-Owned and Other Used Cars

While Hyundai’s CPO program is extensive, how does it compare to other vehicle certification programs? If a used car is dealer certified, it has been inspected by the dealership, but the car does not undergo the rigorous inspection of a CPO car. Dealer inspected cars also do not have a warranty, as compared to certified pre-owned cars. If your dealer-certified car breaks down, you will have to get it repaired at the dealership you bought it from, rather than having the ability to get it repaired nationwide.

If the car is certified by a third party, the standards for inspection are set by the third party, rather than the dealer and the manufacturer. As with the dealer-certified cars, there is no warranty, but rather a service contract, which would mean you would have to get the car repaired at the dealer where you bought it from. This may not work out for you if you travel frequently.

When you are ready to get a great pre-owned car, why not stop by and see us at O’Brien Hyundai of Fort Myers located at 2850 Colonial Blvd. You can also call us at 239-970-9257!