Now that you’ve decided to buy a used Ford vehicle in Dade City, there’s an even bigger choice to make. Do you want to buy a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle or a pre-owned one? Both of these have their pros and cons. To make an informed decision, you need to know the difference between a CPO vehicle and a pre-owned vehicle. At Jarrett Ford Dade City, we can explain the difference to you and show you what we have to offer.

The Difference Between Certified Pre-Owned and Used Near Zephryhills

The one thing that CPO and pre-owned Ford vehicles have in common is that they’re both used vehicles that have previously owned by another individual in the Wesley Chapel area. However, to be certified, the vehicle must pass a rigid inspection, be only a few years old and have low mileage. A pre-owned vehicle will have no age limit and can have many miles on the odometer. A pre-owned vehicle is usually not inspected as thoroughly as a CPO model.

CPO Ford vehicles are more expensive than pre-owned vehicles because they’ve cost the dealership more in repairs and inspections. While pre-owned vehicles are less expensive, buyers don’t always know what they’re getting. If the car does break down, the owner is responsible for the repairs. Pre-owned vehicles may come with a warranty, but if it does, it’s a short warranty that covers very little.

CPO vehicles, on the other hand, generally come with a factory-backed warranty that may go as high as five years and 100,000 miles depending on the dealer. For instance, a Ford CPO vehicle is backed by a Ford warranty and will only be found at a Ford dealership. If it’s at a different dealership it’s probably not a true CPO vehicle.

Visit Jarrett Ford Dade City near Brooksville to Learn More

Now that you know the difference between a CPO and a pre-owned vehicle, you may be ready to choose a vehicle. If you’re still not ready, scroll through our inventory here and see the many vehicles we have to offer. Once you’ve picked out a couple, whether CPO or pre-owned, contact us, and we’ll set you up for a test drive at our dealership near Spring Hill.

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