The Benefits of Buying Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolets

September 2nd, 2021 by

If you’re looking to elevate your Columbia, Tennessee, commute, buying a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle makes more sense today than ever. From Nashville to Lewisburg and beyond, the current inventory shortage of new cars has affected the entire automobile industry. Buying a CPO Chevrolet gives you the new car quality you want while saving you money too.

The last year has seen the market for new cars shrink dramatically due to this shortage, creating a snowball effect resulting in the used car market shrinking. With supply down and demand high, the prices for new and used cars continue to rise. That said, the CPO segment allows you to buy a good quality vehicle with low miles through a CPO program at a negligible cost increase over a regular used car. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of buying a CPO Chevrolet from Stan McNabb Chevrolet of Columbia.

What Is a Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet?

CPO cars cost more than the same used non-CPO vehicles because they’re different in several key ways. The CPO program at Stan McNabb Chevrolet of Columbia only accepts cars in the finest condition into the program. We approve only late model Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs with low mileage into our CPO program. This Chevy-sponsored program takes only vehicles with a clean vehicle history report too. 

Cars accepted into the program must first pass a strict inspection certifying quality and adhere to vehicle-specific criteria regarding condition and maintenance history. Then, a comprehensive multi-point inspection performed by our certified technicians covers 172 items from the engine and powertrain to comfort and convenience. If the technicians find an issue, they repair, replace, or recondition the part to restore the car to factory specifications.

Our CPO program requires we run a factory recall search on every CPO vehicle. If any outstanding recalls are found, we perform the needed repairs using only OEM parts and repair practices to ensure quality and reliability. Only after completing these processes can a vehicle become certified and enter our CPO inventory.

Advantages to Buying a CPO Chevrolet

You can take advantage of the many advantages of a CPO Chevrolet. Purchasing a brand-new Chevy can cost thousands more than buying a CPO vehicle. New cars experience their highest rate of depreciation during the first several years, but the fewest problems. Some argue that the savings outweigh any potential expenses, but you get peace of mind when you buy a CPO Chevrolet. Factor in the lack of new inventory, and a CPO Chevrolet looks even better.

Warranty Coverage

Buying a regular used car instead of a CPO Chevrolet might save you a few dollars, but you won’t get the extended warranty coverage included with your CPO purchase. Most used cars only offer the balance of what remains on the original manufacturer’s warranty, and in some cases, no warranty remains due to mileage or age. Warranties on CPO Chevrolets closely reflect the original warranty on new Chevy cars.

Every CPO Chevrolet comes with a 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Included with your coverage comes the peace of mind of a 12-month/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty and 24/7 roadside assistance with a courtesy replacement vehicle. In addition, you’ll have a zero deductible, and you can transfer the warranty to future owners.

Lower Financing

Vehicles in our CPO program have low mileage. They remain in excellent condition, which results in lower financing rates closely resembling those for new cars than a regularly used vehicle loan. Getting a lower interest rate on a CPO Chevrolet lowers your monthly payment and overall cost over the loan term. Often, this amount covers the entire difference between a non-CPO car loan. 

We’ve streamlined the process to secure a loan with our online pre-approval application. After answering a few questions, you’ll receive your approval in seconds. In addition, you’ll learn the interest rate, loan amount, and monthly payment.

At Stan McNabb Chevrolet of Columbia, we’ve forged relationships with many local Tennessee lenders and other national banks. We happily leverage our relationships to get our customers the best loans and rates for their situations. Our team of finance managers is experts at finding loans for our customers that fit their budget, not our profit margin. We’ll provide you multiple loan options and let you make the decision that suits your needs.

More Car for Your Money

If you were to find a brand new Chevrolet, many customers prefer a CPO Chevrolet purchase because it provides the opportunity to afford a car they otherwise couldn’t if purchasing it new. At Stan McNabb Chevrolet of Columbia, we know everyone has a budget they must stay within, and we respect that. That’s why we offer so many low-mileage CPO Chevrolets in excellent condition. You get that new car look and feel without the new car sticker price. When you select a late model CPO Chevrolet, you can save thousands compared to buying the same model new.

We Pay Top-Dollar for Your Trade

If you’re planning on trading in your old vehicle toward purchasing a CPO Chevrolet, we pay more than other dealerships will for your car. We sell so many used cars, we need yours to keep up with demand. You can value your trade using our online trade estimator powered by Trade Pending. After answering a few questions about your vehicle, Trade Pending produces an offer using all available market data.

When you’re ready to buy, simply bring your car in. One of our appraisers will confirm your car’s mileage and condition and then certify our offer. We’re so confident you’ll love our offer that we’ll buy your vehicle, even if you don’t purchase another car from us.

After considering the used vehicle market, people have come to the same conclusion we have at Stan McNabb Chevrolet of Columbia. The cost of buying a CPO Chevrolet makes sense, plain and simple. In addition, our expansive inventory of CPO Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs offers you more choices than other dealers. We invite you to browse our inventory online or stop by our dealership for a personal demonstration. One of our professional staff will show you our current CPO inventory and let you take your favorite for a test drive.