If you are looking for your next used car, consider looking into certified pre-owned vehicles.

Every manufacturer has their own certification program, which involve rigorous inspections with strict requirements. Any car that passes is a used vehicle that you can count on at a price that you can afford.

The more you learn about certified models, the more you will realize that they might be the perfect solution.

Advantages of Certified Pre-Owned Models

Compared to basic used models, certified vehicles will cost a little bit more, but they are well worth it. The increase in price makes perfect sense because you will get more peace of mind behind the wheel of a certified vehicle. You are also guaranteed a clear vehicle history, lower mileage, a thorough inspection, and other benefits typically reserved for new cars.

Here are some of the other benefits of CPO vehicles.

Low Mileage

The easiest way to find used cars for sale with low mileage is to look at a dealership’s certified inventory. Every car in there has mileage restrictions in order to pass certification.

For example, certified Pre-Owned GM vehicles, like those from Buick and GMC, cannot have more than 75,000 miles on the odometer. This makes limiting your search to certified models a simple way to narrow down your options to those with low mileage.

Recent Models

In addition to having mileage restrictions, all automakers will have some sort of age limit for their certified pre-owned vehicles.

In the case of GM, the models have to be a current model or within five model years. This ensures that your used vehicle will have most modern features.

Thorough Inspection

Perhaps the best part of certified used cars for sale is the peace of mind you get from the thorough inspection. Although every automaker looks at slightly different features, they all cover the major areas, including looking at the vehicle history report, mechanicals, exterior, and interior, as well as taking the vehicle on a test drive.

In the case of GM and Cadillac, the car must pass a 172-point inspection with a reconditioning process to become a certified model.

Extended Warranty

CPO vehicles are an even better value because they also come with an extended warranty that builds on the original one. For GM vehicles, the Powertrain Limited Warranty is extended to 100,000 miles.

Roadside Assistance

Although impressive, those benefits are not the only ones that come from buying a CPO vehicle. While some features vary, you will get roadside assistance with the certified used models on sale in Raleigh. You may even get a trial of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio or OnStar® Guidance.

Where to Find Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Luckily, you do not have to look far to find certified pre-owned vehicles. Whether you’re interested in GMC, Cadillac, or Buick, Thompson Buick GMC Cadillac in Raleigh has an excellent selection, making it easy for you to find trucks, sedans, SUVs, and more.

Whether you want a luxury vehicle or a budget-friendly model for your daily commute, visit our dealership to check out our selection and enjoy all the benefits of certified pre-owned vehicles.