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What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

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If you’re looking for a used car, you’ll note that there are two main categories to choose from: used and certified pre-owned. What’s the difference? Certified pre-owned vehicles are in like-new condition, come with perks like CPO warranty coverage, and must pass a thorough multi-point inspection. Used cars recieve a more basic inspection and don’t come with perks, but are priced based on condition and cost less.

When it comes to your budget and driving needs, what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned options? Keep reading for more about the benefits of Honda CPO vs. used vehicles.

Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty

Buying a certified pre-owned Honda vehicle gets you the following perks and coverage. The following parts and services are covered under your Honda CPO Vehicle Limited Warranty:

  • Powertrain limited warranty coverage for 7 years/100,000 miles* (whichever occurs first).
    • Engine cylinder block, head, and all internal parts
    • Transmission/Transfer Case and all internal parts
    • Front-Wheel-Drive System
    • Rear-Wheel-Drive System
  • Non-Powertrain Limited Warranty Coverage for 12 months/12,000-miles* (whichever occurs first).
    • Fuel System
    • Suspension
    • Steering
    • Brakes
    • Electrical & Sensors
    • Batteries & Bulbs
    • Navigation & Audio
    • Heating and Cooling Systems

How to Get CPO Vehicle Warranty Service

To get warranty service, bring your vehicle to an authorized Honda dealership — and remember your Certified Warranty Card! For towing services, contact a Bismarck-area Honda dealership to discuss towing options. Towing is covered by your warranty if the breakdown is caused by the failure of a covered part.

Choosing Your Used Honda Vehicle

While used vehicles aren’t in like-new condition, at Ryan Honda of Minot we ensure that every vehicle is drivable and clean. Finding a great deal on a used Honda SUV or sedan doesn’t always mean choosing the lowest mileage. Other metrics may better gauge a used car’s future reliability:

  • Prior owner’s driving habits. Smooth highway driving may cause less stress on  car’s transmission that stop-and-go Devils Lake traffic. Find out what you can about a used car’s typical driving conditions.
  • Timely routine maintenance. A higher-mileage car that has followed its routine maintenance schedule may be in better condition than a low-mileage vehicle with missed services.

Find Reliable Used Honda Vehicles for Sale in Minot

Still asking yourself, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” To review CPO vs. used cars: buying CPO means you’ll get the advanced tech features that Bismarck drivers want most for a lower price, while a quality used car can cost you less than 10k. You can even find more helpful tips like how to get car financing with no credit, and whether car insurance covers the car or the driver. Find a terrific value for your money with Ryan Honda of Minot. Explore used vehicle specials for drivers near Dickinson, and contact us to schedule a test drive when you’re ready for the next step!

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