What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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What exactly is CPO’s meaning? Let’s start with the easy answer first. When you’re shopping for a used vehicle near Charlotte and you see a vehicle listed as CPO, it simply means that the vehicle is designated as certified pre-owned. What does certified pre-owned mean? Keep reading to discover these answers and more, courtesy of Hendrick Cadillac Monroe! Be sure to contact us if you have any further questions!


So, What Exactly Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

In essence, a certified pre-owned vehicle is a used vehicle you can place more trust behind. CPO vehicles are thoroughly inspected and repaired by brand-certified technicians like those in our Service Department to ensure that they have a long and healthy life ahead of them, even though they’re technically used vehicles.

Not just any vehicle can become a certified pre-owned vehicle, though—there’s a few requirements that must be met, such as these:

  • Model Year: The vehicle must be a new enough model year.
  • Miles: Each vehicle must meet a certain amount of miles.
  • Inspection: A certified pre-owned vehicle must meet a number of inspection points.
  • Vehicle History Report: Aside from being in good condition, the vehicle must also have a justifiable service history, well documented, as well.

Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Cars

If you’re hesitant to dip your toes into the waters of certified pre-owned vehicles, there’s some talking points we should discuss. CPO vehicles are perfect for those looking for the reliability and modern nature of a new vehicle, with much of the savings that come with buying used. Here are some other benefits of a certified pre-owned car: 

  • You’ll know that the vehicle labeled as CPO was thoroughly inspected to perform and hold up to your Concord commutes and more.
  • Certified pre-owned vehicles are often given some type of warranty. Contact our Finance Department for warranty information.

Buy CPO at Hendrick Cadillac Monroe!

As you’ve read above, certified pre-owned vehicles are an excellent alternative to both new and used vehicles—a happy medium, if you will! Browse our inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles, and call (704) 317-8289 to make an appointment or ask any questions you may have!

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