Many car buyers prefer the value that comes with purchasing a used car. Pre-owned vehicles allow you to get a better model than you may be able to afford if you bought it new, and you won’t take the depreciation hit you’ll get with a new car. But when you buy a used car, you don’t always know what you’re getting. The money you save might be spent paying for repairs.
To provide an extra level of confidence, most automakers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program. Certified pre-owned cars help take the worry out of buying a used car. While CPO cars are more expensive than used vehicles, CPO buyers may save money in the long run. We’ll explain the differences between certified pre-owned vehicles and used cars so you can decide which one is best for you.
Dealerships that sell used and certified pre-owned cars will only sell CPO vehicles manufactured by that dealer’s brand. So, when you visit CardinaleWay Mazda in Las Vegas, you’ll only find Mazda CPO cars on our lot.
Certified pre-owned vehicles have low mileage and must be less than a certain age, which varies by the manufacturer. Mazda Certified Pre-Owned vehicles must be no more than than six years old and under 80,000 miles. Cars that are older or have too much mileage can be sold as used vehicles, but they can’t become CPO models. Major damage or mechanical problems are other factors that will disqualify a car from being eligible to be sold under the CPO program.
CPO cars must undergo a thorough inspection. Mazda vehicles must pass a 160-point inspection before being factory-certified as a certified pre-owned model. Then it goes through a reconditioning procedure, which can include mechanical repairs, paint repair, interior repair and new tires.
Another difference between CPO cars and used models is the certified pre-owned vehicle warranty. A CPO vehicle includes a factory warranty that extends the warranty currently covering the vehicle. If the car is out of warranty, coverage starts from the day the buyer purchases it. Mazda CPO vehicles come with a 12-month/12,000-mile limited warranty and a 7-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. Mazda CPO buyers also get complimentary roadside assistance for seven years or 100,000 miles.
The CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas Service Center always uses genuine Acura parts. They’re the same parts used to manufacture your Acura. The aftermarket parts used by some shops come from unknown sources, and they don’t undergo the same thorough quality control process as Acura parts.
Our customers return to our service department because, in addition to our expert maintenance and repair services, they’ll also be treated to the Henderson area’s best customer service. Our service team members will greet you and make you feel at home while you’re visiting our dealership.
At CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas, you’ll always get fair prices. Check our website for our service specials. You’ll find discount coupons for many of our maintenance and repair services, including an oil change. Print the coupon and present it when you visit our service department.