What is a CPO Vehicle?
There are a lot of different terms for describing vehicles in the auto industry, many of which can be similar or even have the same meaning. When you look at cars at a dealership, you will see them referred to as “new,” “used,” and “pre-owned.” New vehicles have just come from the manufacturer, while used cars have been owned or leased by someone else – and “pre-owned” is just a nice way of saying “used.”
The term “Certified Pre-Owned” or “CPO,” however, is not the same as “used” and has a very specific meaning. These are pre-owned models that have effectively been given the manufacturer seal of approval. Only certain vehicles can qualify for this and be offered as CPO from a dealer, and they have to meet the high standards set by the manufacturer in order to ensure they are in the best condition possible. So when you look at CPO models at your Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet dealer, you know that they are in great shape, and you get special incentives and benefits for choosing one.
Advantages of a CPO Chevy
First of all, in order for a model to be approved and offered as a Certified Pre-Owned Chevy at a dealership, it needs to pass a rigorous 172-point inspection. This is carried out by certified technicians that know Chevy vehicles inside and out so that they are experienced with what a Chevy should look like when it is new and in great condition. Also, these technicians must be certified by Chevy because they will have received the appropriate training in what to look for. In addition to this inspection, a vehicle has to have a clean title to be certified, it cannot be older than 6 model years, and it must have fewer than 75,000 miles on it.
If any of these above conditions are not met, then it cannot be offered as a CPO vehicle. This means that when you are shopping for these models at your Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet dealer, you do not have to have the same worries as with a typical used car. In other words, going with a CPO model takes a lot of the guesswork out of buying a used vehicle because you do not have to fret about what might have happened to it in the past.
To facilitate this even further, every CPO Chevy comes with a free vehicle history report, so you can see what it has been through with a previous owner. You also get to be a part of a scheduled maintenance program with a CPO Chevy, reducing some of the cost of owning your car, and you gain access to free roadside assistance for up to 6 years with the vehicle. All of this is in addition to two fantastic warranties that every CPO Chevy comes with.
The first is a comprehensive 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty that is offered in addition to any original factory bumper-to-bumper warranty that might remain on the vehicle. And second, you get a 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty on any CPO model you find at your Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet dealer. Both of these warranties, alongside the thorough inspection and other requirements, mean you can save money on a CPO Chevy and still drive with confidence in your vehicle.
Choose DePaula Chevrolet for the Best Inventory
Whenever you are shopping for any type of pre-owned vehicle, one of the most important things to look for is a large and diverse inventory of vehicles. This allows you to look over a wide range of options so you can find just the right combination of features with everything you need. Here at DePaula Chevrolet, we typically have more than 100 used vehicles available for you every day, so you have plenty of amazing options to choose from. This includes a carefully chosen selection of CPO vehicles available, providing you with the ideal ride at a great price and with long-term support and protection for your investment.
DePaula Chevrolet Preferred Customer Program
Here at DePaula Chevrolet, we want to make your car-buying experience as simple and as rewarding as possible. One of the key ways we can do that is with our DePaula Preferred Customer Program, which you can enroll in quickly and easily when you shop with us. Our Preferred Customer Program has numerous advantages and benefits, including:
- $25 towards any service, parts, or accessories
- $250 towards a future purchase of a new, used, or CPO GM vehicle
- 5% off any non-warranty maintenance work
- 5% off any purchase of parts or accessories
You can also accumulate savings and great rewards over the duration of your membership in our Preferred Customer Program. Since you are going to need service, maintenance, and parts while you own and enjoy your vehicle anyways, this is our way of making car ownership more affordable and simple for you. Feel free to give us a call to find out more about this program and other ways that we make it easy for you to get the most out of your vehicle.
Have a Trade-In or Old Vehicle? We Buy Cars
While many customers come to us as their Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet dealer when they are in the market for a vehicle, we also know that plenty of people have a car, truck, or SUV that they want to get rid of. And here at DePaula Chevrolet, we make it just as easy to sell us your car as it is to buy a car from us. Whether you have a ride that you think would make a great CPO model or an older vehicle that you no longer need, we can help.
The process is simple: bring us your vehicle, we will thoroughly inspect it inside and out, and then we will provide you with a complimentary written offer based on that inspection. You then have up to 5 days or 500 miles from when we make that offer to accept it. That is all there is to it; there is no pressure, no obligation to buy from us, and no surprises. When you accept our offer, we will take care of everything else involved with selling your vehicle, and you leave with a check in your hands.