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Certified Pre-Owned and Used Vehicles: What’s The Difference?

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If you're thinking of purchasing a used vehicle, you'll also need to decide between a traditional used and a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle. Both options offer excellent affordability compared to new inventory, but one has a slightly higher sticker price accompanied by increased peace-of-mind measures. Keep reading to learn more about different used cars and the benefits to the HondaTrue Pre-Owned Certification.

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In 2019, Honda upgraded its award-winning Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) to include two tiers of vehicles: HondaTrue Certified and the all-new HondaTrue Certified+. By adding Certified+, Honda was able to extend their Limited Warranty non-powertrain coverage for vehicles that are less than one year old. With this program upgrade, Honda also added benefits, such as two complimentary oil changes and a suite of Motor Club Benefits, including Emergency Roadside Assistance.

Age/Mileage

HondaTrue Certified +:

• 2020 - 2021 model years

• No more than 80,000 miles


HondaTrue Certified:

• 2016 - 2019 model years

• No more than 80,000 miles

Proctor Used Cars:

• Any age

• Any mileage (typically under 110k)

Quality

HondaTrue Certified and
HondaTrue Certified +:

• 182-point inspection

• No major accident history

• Refurbished to fully meet Honda standards

Proctor Used Cars:

• Undergo multi-point inspection to ensure safety

• Refurbished to varying degrees including: lube, oil and filter, wiper blades, tire alignment

• CarFax history included

• No history of frame damage or air bag deployment

Manufacturer

Certified Pre-Owned:

• Honda can only certify used Hondas (not other makes) as Certified Pre-Owned

• Can not have any non-manufacturer accessories or modifications

Proctor Used Cars:

• We sell used vehicles made by a large variety of manufacturers, not just Honda! We can only certify Hondas, but still have great quality used cars by other makers

Protection/Benefits

HondaTrue Certified and HondaTrue Certified +:

• Manufacturer backed powertrain warranty

• Manufacturer backed limited non-powertrain warranty

• Other manufacturer based perks / benefits

Proctor Used Cars:

Most of our used vehicles come with a dealer-backed 3 month / 3,000 mile limited warranty at no charge

Watch to learn more about Honda’s Certified Pre-Owned process and vehicles:

Why do Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles cost more than traditional used vehicles?

Pictured: 2018 Honda CR-V


1. EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY

• Stringent manufacturer mandated requirements to qualify as HondaTrue Certified, including: Less than 5 years old, less than 80,000 miles, accident free, must pass 182-point inspection.


• Vehicles are refurbished to meet Honda’s criteria for Certified.


2. WARRANTIES & EXTRAS

• Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with warranties backed by the manufacturer. Traditional used cars rarely have warranties, and if they do, it will be issued through the dealer or a third party.


• Certified Pre-Owned vehicles can redeem the benefits of their warranty at any authorized dealer, not just the dealer they purchased from. This is ideal if you travel or move.


• Can include extra technology, safety, and service perks from the manufacturer in the price.


3. BUDGET & FINANCE BENEFITS

• Since the manufacturer has such extensive requirements for a vehicle to be certified, the manufacturer can offer very appealing financing (auto loan) options on CPOs that most used cars are not eligible for.


• Certified Pre-Owned vehicles can also be found with financing incentives (low APR’s, loan lengths) similar to those found on new car deals.


• HondaTrue Certified Vehicles have no deductible on warranty related service visits.

What warranties and benefits come with a Honda
Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Vehicle?

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Powertrain Coverage


• HondaTrue Certified : 7 years/100,000 miles

• HondaTrue Certified+ : 7 years/100,000 miles


Non-Powertrain Coverage


• HondaTrue Certified:

For vehicles purchased within New Vehicle Limited Warranty period, extends New Vehicle Limited Warranty to 4 years*/48,000 miles**


For vehicles purchased after New Vehicle Limited Warranty has expired: Honda Certified Vehicle Non-Powertrain Coverage of 1 year*/12,000 miles** from delivery date


• HondaTrue Certified+:

For vehicles purchased within New Vehicle Limited Warranty period: 5 years*/86,000 miles**

Non-Powertrain Limited Coverage Includes:

• Fuel System

• Suspension

• Steering

• Brakes

• Electrical

• Sensors

• Batteries

• Air Conditioning

• Heating & Cooling

• Bulbs

• Audio & Navigation

• Window Regulators

• Safety Restraint System

• Fluids

• Lubricants

• Door & Hood Hinges

*From the original in-service date of the vehicle.
** Based on odometer miles.

Learn more about warranty coverages, deductibles, and terms:

MORE WARRANTY INFO

Other Benefits


HondaTrue Certified and HondaTrue Certified+ :


• Three month subscription to SiriusXM Radio

• Two complimentary oil changes within the first year of CPO coverage

• 24/7 roadside assistance available during the Non-Powertrain Limited Warranty period

• Trip-interruption coverage available during the Non-Powertrain Limited Warranty period

• Concierge service available during the Non-Powertrain Limited Warranty period