Three Reasons to Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

    Ryan Denham Sep 18, 2012

    In last week’s post, “3 Reasons to Buy a New Vehicle,” we explored the benefits of purchasing a new car. Because we understand that not everyone has the budget for a new vehicle, we’d like to offer a smart and affordable option: a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (CPOV).

    Orange Dodge Challenger
    Here are three reasons to consider the CPOV as a new-car alternative:

    Tried, Tested and True

    Unlike other used vehicles, the CPOV has been tried and tested. Before it can be sold as certified, the pre-owned car or truck is put through a stringent, manufacturer-set safety and performance inspection. Any needed repairs are handled by a certified technician who, in addition to servicing the vehicle, refurbishes any worn parts. Once the vehicle is in tip-top shape, it is certified by a certifying authority.

    When it finally makes its way onto the lot, the CPOV truly is in “as-new condition” so it can be sold with a warranty. Which leads us to reason number two.
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    Factory Warranty

    Because it’s certified, manufacturers and dealers feel confident offering a factory warranty with the purchase of a CPOV. And according to JR Starrett, SJ Denham’s Sales Manager, “With some Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, you actually get longer warranty coverage. For example, normal factory warranty on 2010 Models and up are 5 years or 100,000-mile drivetrain. With CPOV, that warranty has been extended to 7 years or 100,000-mile drivetrain from first in service date.”

    What does this mean to you? You are able to purchase a like-new vehicle for less than the cost of brand new and still reap the benefits of a factory warranty. For budget-savvy customers who want peace-of-mind, the CPOV is the way to go.
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    Money Matters

    This brings us full-circle to budget, or money. The third -- and most obvious -- reason to buy a CPOV is for the savings. First you save on the purchase (in some cases you are able to afford a car that would otherwise be out of your price range as a new car), and you continue to save should something go wrong; Remember, your factory warranty has you covered.

    We understand that every one of your hard-earned dollars counts, and it’s important to us that you feel confident with your purchase. To ensure your financial comfort, we offer assistance with financing as well as incentives to help get you into a vehicle with monthly payments that fit your budget.

    Bottom line, we want our customers to be happy. And, we want you to have choices, so we offer everything from SUVs to mid-sized and compact cars. Right now, SJ Denham has a nice selection of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles to choose from: Jeep Liberty, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Grand Caravan, Nitro, Durango and Avenger, to name a few.Flame Red Jeep Rubicon Hardtop

    To drive a “new-to-you” car home today, or to learn about the other perks of owning a CPOV, head north to SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep and Tire Center on North Market Street in Redding and North to SJ Denham Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Mount Shasta. We look forward to finding a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle that fits your needs!

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