When it comes to buying a pre-owned vehicle, you might have concerns about how reliable the vehicle is. How do you know you’re purchasing a quality vehicle that won’t break down the minute you drive away? That’s why you should consider a certified pre-owned (CPO) Chevrolet for your next purchase. Every CPO is backed by Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC, giving you the reassurance you need. Use this guide to learn what you can expect when searching for certified pre-owned vehicles in Columbia, TN.
You probably know the benefits of brand-new vehicles and affordable used ones, but where do certified pre-owned ones fit in? This option is best if you’re wanting a like-new vehicle at an excellent price. Not only will you get those benefits with a CPO vehicle, but you gain confidence in your purchase as well as perks that you wouldn’t with a regular pre-owned vehicle.
Before a CPO Chevy vehicle can receive that designation, it receives a thorough 172-point inspection, both inside and out. This inspection, which is performed by a certified mechanic, is one of the most comprehensive types available in the industry. The mechanic looks at structural, mechanical, and cosmetic details, ensuring that the vehicle is practically brand new. It also is reconditioned before you purchase it. What this means is that if we found an issue, we went ahead and fixed it.
To receive the Chevrolet CPO designation, the Chevrolet vehicle must adhere to the following:
Before the CPO Chevy vehicle can be listed or sold, General Motors requires all dealerships to complete any safety recalls. You can also check the recall status to ensure the vehicle has received the proper attention. When you pick up the vehicle, you should notice that it comes with fresh oil and filters, and all its other fluids should be changed or refreshed. Although the vehicle might not come with new brake pads, if they were close to wearing out, they should be changed.
To give you additional peace of mind, every CPO Chevy comes with a free CarFax vehicle history report. This report will show if the vehicle has ever been rebuilt, involved in a flood, or salvaged due to a serious accident. It can also show when the vehicle underwent major work and can highlight if the odometer has been rolled back since it shows a continual accumulation of miles. Use this report for the assurance that you’re receiving the vehicle you want.
With a CPO Chevy vehicle, the perks don’t end when you sign all the paperwork. Once you drive off the lot, the vehicle receives two factory-based warranties. Combined, these warranties typically cost several thousand dollars extra:
Regular pre-owned vehicles aren’t backed by a warranty, so you might take more of a gamble on their reliability. However, these comprehensive warranties that come with a CPO vehicle can come in handy if a factory defect surfaces since you don’t want to be responsible for the massive repair bill. Both of these warranties have a $0 deductible and you can transfer them to another private party if needed. The bumper-to-bumper limited warranty is stacked onto the remaining factory bumper-to-bumper warranty if that’s still applicable.
To help you maintain your practically pristine CPO vehicle and help you remain worry-free, you also receive two maintenance visits that you can take within two years or 24,000 miles. Included with these visits are oil and oil filter changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections.
If your vehicle is outfitted with OnStar, you receive a free three-month trial to see if this is a service that you want to purchase. This includes turn-by-turn navigation services, automatic crash response, and advanced diagnostics. Depending on your vehicle, you might also qualify for three years of the OnStar Basic Plan. For those vehicles that have access to satellite radio, their owners receive a three-month SiriusXM All-Access trial subscription. With this trial, you can even access all 130-plus channels of premium programming online and on the app.
Purchasing a vehicle is a huge decision, and you might regret purchasing the vehicle once you get home. You don’t have to lose too much sleep over it if you purchase a CPO Chevy vehicle. Did your lifestyle unexpectedly change, or did you not love the color once you got home? Luckily, you can exchange your CPO vehicle for a different one within three days or 150 miles, whichever one comes first.
While this isn’t a money-back guarantee, it still allows you to not stress about your decision too much. It also comes with no questions asked, so you don’t need to feel embarrassed about why you need to swap out your purchase. Simply find another CPO that works better for your needs, and you can be on your way back home.
When you purchase a pre-owned vehicle from a private seller, you don’t have the same type of guarantee you would if you buy a CPO. If you’re interested in purchasing a CPO Chevrolet vehicle, let the professionals at Stan McNabb Chevrolet help you. Our experienced staff has years of experience and will find the vehicle that meets your needs and budget. Browse through our extensive Chevrolet CPO inventory, and contact us today so we can get started on the process. That way you can drive home in your dream vehicle today.
All CPO Chevys at our dealership come with two Chevrolet factory-backed limited warranties. Learn more about the benefits of CPO Chevys at Stan McNabb Chevrolet Columbia. We even have certified pre-owned Buicks, certified pre-owned GMCs, and certified pre-owned Cadillacs. If you are looking to save a few extra bucks, we have great deals on used cars under $10,000.