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What Exactly Is A Certified Pre-Owned Car?

Buying a car is a hassle enough already, the process doesn’t need to be any harder. It is harder, though, when it comes to buying a used car. A car with history can either be good or bad, so it’s important to know as much as you can about the car beforehand.

There’s only so much research you can do when it comes to used cars. Looking at the cars reviews, ratings, history, any recalls, all of that is important information to gather, but it only goes so far. A used car might have been in an accident or it might just have a lot of wear and tear on it that’s hard to see. So, for some, buying a used car is taking a huge chance.

Rusty old pick up truck full of junkWhat is a Certified Pre-Owned?

What are you to do though? You need a car and a used one is the most affordable in your budget, so it looks like your stuck with a car that might be on the brink of breaking down right? Not exactly. There are dealerships now that offer what are called certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles that help mitigate some of those concerns. So, what exactly does it mean?

A CPO is a used car that has been through an inspection to make sure everything is proper and running. It also means any worn or broken parts have been replaced so you have some more peace of mind when signing the papers. A CPO car also usually offers a warranty as well so you have a bit more protection than your average used car.


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Man looking at damaged carCertified Pre-Owned Cars in Chatanooga, TN

Auto Simple has a wide inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles that you can come see at any of our dealerships near Chatanooga, TN. You can also call ahead with any questions and we’d be happy to help.