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postheadericon Certified Pre-Owned Vs. Extended Warranty

Buying a used vehicle can be very confusing for consumers, particularly for first-time buyers. There are now multiple classifications of used cars and the warranties that cover them.

Certified Pre-Owned

Certified Pre-Owned, or CPO, is a type of used vehicle that has undergone repairs, refurbishing and inspection by either the manufacturer or an approved franchised dealership.

Extended Warranty

An extended warranty is a guarantee that protects any used vehicle—not just CPOs— for which a consumer chooses to purchase the warranty.

Certified Pre-Owned vs. Extended Warranty

A CPO typically undergoes extensive inspection and restoration, so the vehicle itself is likely in better condition than a non-certified used vehicle.

An extended warranty simply protects the consumer if the vehicle exhibits certain flaws, defects or problems that need repair. Read the rest of this entry »