What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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What does certified pre-owned mean? If you’re curious as to CPO’s meaning, it’s an abbreviation for “certified pre-owned.” These types of vehicles have the affordability of a used model and the quality assurance of a new model. Find out more about what certified pre-owned truly means and how this category of vehicles takes the best qualities of newer and older vehicles. Then, reach out to us at Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of McAlester to find your dream CPO car today!

CPO Vehicles at Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of McAlester

So, what does CPO mean when it comes to Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of McAlester? Generally, a certified pre-owned vehicle is an older car, truck, or SUV that passes a series of checks that distinguish it in quality from normal pre-owned vehicles. A vehicle can’t just automatically qualify as a CPO – it has to qualify for the CPO program at Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of McAlester. What does “certified pre-owned” mean when it comes to our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram inventory?

  • Model Year: Each car must be a newer model year. For Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, the requirement is 5 years old or newer.
  • Miles: Each car must have fewer miles on the odometer. For Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, the requirement is 75,000 miles or fewer.
  • Vehicle History Report: Each car must have a thorough and satisfactory vehicle history report, proving that the recommended maintenance schedule in the owner’s manual was followed.
  • Inspection: A Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram-certified dealership must perform a multipoint inspection for quality. For Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of McAlester, it is a 125-point inspection, checking components like power steering fluid levels, hood release functionality, battery condition, and more.

Certified Pre-Owned vs. New vs. Pre-Owned

For many Eufaula shoppers, a new vehicle is too expensive, and a used vehicle comes with too much doubt as to its quality. However, purchasing a CPO means getting the best of both worlds. To ensure that you’re making the right choice, we’ve broken down the benefits of each vehicle category below: 

  • New Vehicles: Give you the latest technologies and the peace of mind that comes with a brand-new model.
  • Used Vehicles: Tend to have lower prices and a larger variety of vehicles in terms of makes, models, features, mileage, and age.
  • Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles: A great middle ground, with amenities for a lower price than in a new vehicle, but with more quality assurance and vehicle history knowledge than with a normally used vehicle.

Browse Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

If you’re eager to get behind the wheel of a certified pre-owned Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicle, you ought to visit us at Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of McAlester today! We’re more than happy to give you a tour of our available inventory. Once you’ve found your preferred CPO car, truck, or SUV, we can begin exploring easy-to-understand and affordable payment options!

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