Here at Century Automotive, we do our best to make sure drivers are aware of the various options that they have when shopping for their next vehicle. If you call Cullman, Florence, or Huntsville, Alabama home, we've provided you with the following information that will explain the benefits of certified pre-owned cars. Continue reading to find out if this might be the route you would like to take.

Certified Pre-Owned Explained

CPO cars are used cars that are usually newer than five years or so and have a low number of miles on the odometer. It's common for these vehicles to be trade-ins or lease returns. 

Key CPO Benefits

There are several advantages that come with deciding to purchase a vehicle that's been certified pre-owned. First, it will have gone through a rigorous multi-point inspection that covers a comprehensive array of areas that include the condition of the engine, the exterior appearance, the brake system, and more.

In addition to this, you're going to receive a vehicle history report that lets you know what sort of maintenance has been performed on the vehicle as well as whether or not it has been involved in any accidents. All of this provides you with the assurance that the car you are choosing is up to par with a high set of standards.

Other CPO benefits include a robust warranty that will be backed by the manufacturer and will be similar to one that you'll find for a new car. There's also likely to be roadside assistance.

Useful Tips to Remember When Choosing a Certified Pre-Owned Car

Once you've picked out a CPO car that appeals to your individual sensibilities, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. For starters, you're going to want to find out if the vehicle has been certified by the manufacturer or the dealer. This is worth doing because there might be some differences in what's needed for a car to be certified.

Be sure to also ask for a copy of the certification checklist in order to know what areas were covered during the multi-point inspection. Finally, if a history report is not offered to you, go ahead and ask for one.

A Personalized Approach to Automotive Financing

When you set foot into our finance department, you will be greeted by a supportive group of experts. You can count on them to carefully walk you through each step of the process. Their goal is to make sure you have a firm understanding of each of your options to allow you to make a well-rounded decision.

If you're planning on trading in your current vehicle, you're going to want to take advantage of our online Value Your Trade tool. Doing this ahead of time will give you a better idea of what you're going to get back.  

Check Out Our Selection of CPO Vehicles Today

If the above benefits have you interested in learning more about what a certified pre-owned car can do for you, Century Automotive is here to help. If you live or work near Huntsville, Cullman, or Florence, AL, you're welcome to swing by to take a few for a test drive.

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