What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

Used and Certified Pre-Owned Cars


When considering making a vehicle purchase, it is good to know the differences between used and CPO. While both are technically “used” cars, a certified pre-owned vehicle is held to higher standards which makes it a great and affordable middle ground between new and used for any Conway driver. Explore the differences below before stopping in for a test drive!

What to Know About Buying Used

Any used model is going to vary in price based upon several factors including model year, mileage, and number of previous owners. We have a high volume of high quality used vehicles in stock to suit any North Myrtle Beach driver. 

Buying used is often a safe option as depreciation is not much of a concern. We have a wide selection of vehicles under $10,000 perfect for the budget-minded buyer or for a starter car. Things to keep in mind when buying used include:

  • Be sure to have the vehicle you are considering inspected
  • Discuss all your needs and safety concerns to see if the vehicle is the right fit for you
  • Even a vehicle with high mileage can be a fantastic affordable option as many well-maintained vehicles can run for hundreds of thousands of miles 

What to Know About Buying CPO

Only certain vehicles are qualified to be considered certified pre-owned models. At Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep, we are fully stocked with certified pre-owned models built for cruising the coast or around Surfside Beach. Qualifications for CPO models include:

  • Must be within 5 years of the most recent model year
  • Less than 80,000 miles but occasionally up to 100,000 miles depending on the vehicle
  • Pass a multi-point inspection
  • Offered with extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties

A CPO combines the savings of a used model with the trust and comfort of a newer vehicle, for many it is the perfect choice!

Buy Certified Pre-Owned from Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep

When deciding on a new vehicle, making the decision between used or CPO, will naturally arise. While a used vehicle can be a strong option, a certified pre-owned model offers the best of both worlds as a dependable and affordable vehicle. As you consider a purchase you may be wondering, “Can I lease a used car?” or perhaps, “How can I increase the resale value of my old car?” Our team is here to answer any questions and walk you through the car buying process

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