Certified Pre-Owned vs Used Cars

Certified Pre-Owned vs Used Cars


When you hear certified pre-owned and used car talk, do you know what the differences are between the two? Many Milford, Manchester, and Middletown, Connecticut drivers may not understand what items distinguish one from the other. Let Key Cars inform you about the differences, so you can identify which type of car you’d prefer.


Used Cars

Used Car Benefits

Used cars make smart choices for drivers who want a great car at an affordable price. A used car may only be a few years young and packed with just as many features as a newer car. While a dealership warranty may not be included with a used car, you can always purchase one.  

Among the used cars in our inventory, you may find one that not only fits your budget but your lifestyle, too. You can easily purchase a superb luxury car if you want or a higher trim than you may have chosen in a new car. With a wide array of multiple major brands, too, there’s plenty to get excited about within our selection.   


Multi-point Inspection on Certified Pre-Owned Car

Certified Pre-Owned Car Benefits

If a certified pre-owned (CPO) car catches your eye, it provides you with even more benefits. In fact, despite its pre-owned status, it comes closer to a new car in how old the vehicle is and what perks you get.

When you buy a CPO, it may cost a little more than a used car but brims over with valuable benefits. For a car to be eligible to be classified as a CPO, it must go through an extensive multi-point inspection, which makes sure it holds up as a quality vehicle.

A range of warranties may be available with the CPO as well including a 120-month/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, for example. If you break down, roadside assistance with rental car and trip interruption reimbursement is available to take care of your expenses and offer peace of mind.

Since these cars tend to be much newer, they carry just as much modern tech as most new cars with updated and luxe interiors. With a well-kept CPO, you will enjoy just as much power and perks as a newer car. A CPO comes with the vehicle history, too, which provides a clearer picture of what your car experienced before you owned it.


 Shopping at Dealership

Shop Our Pre-Owned Inventory

Whether you decide on a CPO or used vehicle, our sales associates will give you a tour around our showroom and let you know which cars may work out for you. If you prefer shopping for a car at your leisure, we recommend our online search.

The online search enables you to input which model, make, and year you like as well as scrolling through all used inventory or targeting just used or CPO models. Check off the boxes for which features you want, such as a specific backup camera, advanced safety features, or more speakers for your audio system. When you submit the search, models that match will appear.


Buy a Certified Pre-Owned or Used Car at Key Cars

Once you know what it takes to be called a used or CPO car, you’ll be ready to see which one appeals more to you for your Milford, Manchester, or Middletown travels. Visit our showroom at Key Cars or schedule a test drive today!


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