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What Is A Certified Used Car? | Mama’s Used Cars | Charleston, SC

What Is A Certified Used Car? | Mama’s Used Cars | Charleston, SC

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What is a Certified Used Car?

It may finally be time to trade in your vehicle for something new, or maybe buy your first vehicle ever. Potential car buyers generally consider two options: to buy new or to buy used. However, there is a third option worth considering: buying a certified used car.

Certified used cars – sometimes called certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles – can be a phenomenal option for car buyers. Certified used cars are pre-owned vehicles that must meet certain requirements to be deemed “certified.” Here are a few facts about them.

  • Certified used cars must go through a rigorous and thorough inspection under the supervision of a trained technician, who evaluates all the car’s major mechanical equipment, its performance, and the overall functioning of a vehicle’s various technologies and features.
  • The vehicle must meet certain age and mileage requirements; typically, a certified used car is from a recent model year and is gently used. It also must have relatively low mileage in comparison to other used cars and minimal cosmetic wear on the exterior and interior.
  • The vehicle must have a clean history. To be deemed certified, a vehicle’s accident and maintenance history reports are reviewed.
  • In general, certified used cars come with warranties directly from the automaker that cover the overall vehicle as well as the vehicle’s powertrain. This makes it so your investment is protected and you can have peace of mind with your purchase.

If the idea of a used vehicle with a manufacturer’s warranty intrigues you, then come and review our certified pre-owned inventory at Mama’s Used Cars today.
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1627 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 556-6262
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