Used Vs. Certified Pre-Owned: How Should You Drive?

January 10th, 2023 by

Used Vs. Certified Pre-Owned

Used Vs. Certified Pre-Owned: How Should You Drive?

Used Vs. Pre-Owned: What’s Right for You?

Are you considering shopping for a used car? Then a big question will pop up: should you shop general used vs a Certified Pre-Owned Kia model? At first glance, both options get you behind the wheel of a vehicle you like—but the similarities stop there—and the benefits you receive from each option differ as well. Stick with us today as we take a closer look at the differences between these types of cars—and don’t forget to visit us in person at Southside Kia Jacksonville, your local Kia dealership near Neptune Beach, FL, and test drive your favorite Kia Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) models.

Is There REALLY a Difference Between Kia CPO and Used?

When you shop Kia CPO, you’re essentially guaranteed quality since each vehicle must first pass a strict 165-point inspection before reaching Certified Pre-Owned status, which means factory-trained experts finely analyze virtually everything from under the hood to your interior upholstery, helping make sure you’re not about to buy a lemon. Also, each Kia CPO model comes with a Carfax vehicle history report to help you double check the details of previous owners to help ensure no serious damage or accidents that could alter your drive occurred.

On top of the reassurances, each Kia CPO vehicle also comes with peace of mind in the form of the Kia Certified Pre-Owned 10-Year/100,000-Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, helping protect you in the rare instance anything goes wrong. Plus, if trouble erupts on the go, 24-Hour Roadside Assistance is ready to come to your aid for issues like a battery that lost a charge or bringing gas to your location if you run out of fuel while on the go—even if it’s 2am. By comparison, a general pre-owned car doesn’t pack any of the above benefits.

What Types of Vehicles Can You Buy CPO?

For nearly any Kia model that comes to mind from recent years, you’ll usually find it in our inventory at some point. So, are you looking to kick off adventure-bound rides in the 3-row Telluride? We often see this SUV pop up in our inventory, ready for your next trip. If sports cars are more your pace, mix speed with comfort by commanding a CPO Stinger. Even when you want to go green, the Kia Niro EV is also a candidate for a CPO vehicle, bringing a sleek look to your clean cruises.

Smooth and Quality Rides Await: Start in Jacksonville, FL

Are you ready to command a vehicle with like-new quality and protections? Head to Southside Kia Jacksonville near Ponte Vedra, FL, and test drive the Kia CPO vehicles and used Kia models that stand out to you. Our team is also happy to help in any way possible, so feel free to ask about how the inspection process works or for assistance finding the right ride—it’s only the beginning of how we step up as your local Kia dealership.

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