How Are Used Cars Certified?

September 12th, 2018 by

man inspecting windshield wiper on a car

When shopping for a used car, you have two options: regular used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. But how are used cars certified?

Used Car Certification Process

In order for a used car to be certified, it must go through a multi-point inspection. Honda vehicles, for example, undergo a 182-point inspection. A CPO car must have less than 80,000 miles, be less than 6 years old, and have no record of damage. Everything will checked, from the tires and the engine to the wiper blades, the seats, the brakes, and the technology.

Buying a CPO Vehicle

CPO vehicles also come with a warranty, while used vehicles typically do not. Honda vehicles come with a 7-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a minimum 1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty.

They sometimes also come with extras, such as free roadside assistance, complimentary loaners, or free maintenance. Certified pre-owned vehicles are also seen as less of a risk, since you get a detailed report and the warranty.

Shop Our CPO Inventory at Muller Honda Pre-Owned

Now that we’ve answered, “How are used cars certified?”, does a CPO car sound like the right choice for you? Explore our certified pre-owned cars for sale online, then visit our showroom near Gurnee for some test drives.

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