Benefits of Buying a CPO Car

March 27th, 2020 by

“New or used?” is the most common question most people ask themselves before purchasing a car. However, these aren’t your only options. A certified pre-owned (CPO) car has many of the advantages of a used car and some of the perks of buying new. Read on to discover why a CPO car is the best choice for your next vehicle.

Comprehensive Warranties For Peace of Mind

Buying a CPO car

The phrase “buyer beware” is commonly associated with buying a used car. That means you need to do your due diligence to confirm your car’s quality. You’d better inspect under the hood carefully because if you miss anything, you’ve usually got no safety net. Some used cars have a little of the factory warranty remaining, but in most cases, you’re on your own.

If you were ever burned by a dud used car, you’ll appreciate the confidence that comes with choosing a CPO vehicle. All CPO cars come with comprehensive warranties. These warranties provide peace of mind that if something goes wrong with your vehicle over the next few years, you won’t pay for the repairs.

For example, Mazda offers a seven-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile limited vehicle warranty with all CPO Mazdas. The limited powertrain warranty for a brand-new Mazda is five years or 60,000 miles, so you get a great deal on a CPO car. The dealership also offers optional Mazda Total Advantage and Extra Confidence plans to extend your coverage.

Thorough Checks Before You Buy

A warranty is essentially a dealership guarantee that your car will run well for years to come. Dealerships don’t make promises lightly. They examine every CPO vehicle carefully before sale. Trained service staff examine CPO cars inside and out for defects and potential problems. For example, Hiley Mazda technicians conduct 160-point inspections before certifying any pre-owned cars. If they find anything wrong, they’ll fix the problem before it becomes a major headache for you. They’d rather resolve issues early, before you take ownership, as small issues are easier and cheaper to fix than larger ones.

Knowing your car has been thoroughly inspected before you buy it can be a real relief. That goes double if you know little about cars yourself. It’s all too easy for auto rookies to miss key details when inspecting used cars sold privately.

High-Quality Vehicles Across the Range

Only the best used cars can become CPO cars. Most car manufacturers have stringent conditions their pre-loved cars must meet for certification. For example, Mazda only certifies vehicles released within the last five model years. They also can’t exceed the automaker’s mileage limit.

Most CPO vehicles will have far fewer miles on them than the manufacturer’s upper limit. That’s because many CPO cars are end-of-lease vehicles. Car leases only run for two to three years, which is not enough time for most motorists to travel too far. People must keep lease cars well-maintained and free of damage or modifications, so these cars make excellent CPO vehicles.

When you buy most used cars, you also can’t be confident about their history. The seller might tell you the car has a clean history, but you can’t know whether they are just trying to make a sale. You can feel more certain buying a CPO car, as most makers also won’t certify cars involved in accidents. Some dealerships, including Hiley Mazda, even sell their CPO vehicles with AutoCheck vehicle history reports. Most CPO cars also have fairly new tires and brakes for your peace of mind.

Roadside Assistance Keeps You Moving

Some dealerships, including Hiley Mazda, also offer roadside assistance with every CPO car. This generous deal gives customers extra peace of mind on the road. There are wide-ranging benefits, including help if you’re locked out of your vehicle or stranded with a flat.

Roadside assistance will give you a jump start if your battery falters or deliver gas if you forgot to fill up. Coverage also includes towing to the nearest authorized dealership after an accident.

All these perks are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during your coverage period. With coverage extending throughout the United States and Canada, it’s perfect for regular road trippers.

Free Entertainment Included

Entertainment for road trips isn’t always included with a CPO car sale, but it’s a benefit many consumers enjoy. Generous dealerships will happily throw in these unexpected perks to sweeten their deal. For example, buy a selected CPO vehicle with satellite radio from Hiley Mazda, and you’ll get a free three-month trial of Sirius Select. This entertainment service provides access to more than 140 audio channels. Whether you want to stay up-to-date with news or sports or enjoy commercial-free music, you’ll love this benefit.

Affordable Prices Compared to New

We all know brand-new cars lose value the moment they’re driven off the dealership lot. CPO cars have already depreciated, so they’re priced much lower than current model vehicles. That makes them excellent options for households on tight budgets or bargain hunters. If you worry about the depreciation of new cars, you might also decide a CPO car makes economical sense.

The value of a CPO car doesn’t stop when you lay your money down. With a warranty in place, you won’t need to fork out money for repairs for a few years. If you have roadside assistance included, this benefit represents further savings.

Low-Interest Finance Options

When you buy used cars from private sellers, you need the whole amount upfront. Your credit card company or bank might offer a small loan. However, you’ll need to organize these finance options yourself. When you choose a CPO car, you can use the dealership’s finance options, just like when you buy a brand-new car. Interest rates for CPO cars are usually comparable to dealership loans on new cars. Their affordable rates shouldn’t put a strain on most household budgets.

Visit Hiley Mazda for a comprehensive range of CPO vehicles. Our friendly salespeople know how to match CPO vehicles with our customers’ lifestyles and budgets. Our on-site service center ensures you can confidently enjoy years of motoring pleasure.

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