When you're shopping for a used car, truck, or SUV, it's important to make sure you're getting a good deal and find a vehicle that's in great condition. While it's helpful to chat with a member of the sales team to learn more about a car's driver history and features, there are other tools you can use to ensure it's the right choice for you. 

The Honda certified pre-owned (CPO) program offers drivers like you the peace of mind that your vehicle will have many miles ahead of it when you leave the lot. Keep reading to learn more about the Honda pre-owned program and why you may want to opt for one of these vehicles when you visit Apple Honda of York. 

Inspection

Every Honda Certified Pre-Owned goes through our certification process to make sure it lives up to Honda's high standards. Only well-maintained Honda vehicles are eligible for certification, a process that includes:

  • An exhaustive 150-point mechanical and appearance inspection, performed by the dealer technician, in which all major vehicle systems are scrutinized, including brakes, engine, drivetrain, steering, suspension, tires, wheels, exhaust system and vehicle interior and exterior.
  • Honda-trained technicians recondition any component that does not meet our standards, or replace it with Genuine Honda parts. All scheduled maintenance services are brought up-to-date.
  • A free CARFAX Vehicle History report to assure that your Honda Certified Pre-Owned vehicle does not contain any DMV-reported incidents such as salvage, fire, flood damage, odometer problems or lemon history.

Warranty

Every Honda Certified Pre-Owned comes with peace of mind: one of the most extensive used-car warranties in the business. So you can drive off the lot feeling confident about your purchase. These warranties cover:

  • Major engine and transmission components, except for standard maintenance items, body glass and interior.
  • The repair or replacement of any covered part that is defective in material or workmanship under normal use with a $0 deductible.
  • Powertrain coverage for 7-years/100,000-miles (whichever comes first) from the vehicle's original in-service date.
  • Non-Powertrain coverage for 12-month/12,000-miles (whichever comes first) from the original warranty expiration date, or if the original warranty has expired, from the Honda Certified Pre-Owned purchase date.

Is the Honda Certified Pre-Owned Program Worth It?

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If you're interested in a used vehicle, opting for a car that has the certified pre-owned vehicle designation can be a great way to get peace of mind that you're choosing a car that's passed various inspections and is in good condition. In order to become a Honda certified pre-owned vehicle, a car has to have various credentials and have passed dealership inspection. Here's a closer look at what it takes for a vehicle to have the certified pre-owned title.

Take Advantage of Honda's Extended Warranty

When you choose a Honda certified pre-owned vehicle, it automatically comes with an extended warranty. This warranty includes powertrain coverage for up to seven years or 100,000 miles and a four-year or 48,000-mile non-powertrain coverage for Certified Hondas.

This can help feel confident that even though you're opting for a used model rather than a new vehicle, it's still covered under an impressive warranty so you won't have to worry about paying out of pocket for a variety of services.

Have the Guarantee of Inspection 

All Honda certified pre-owned vehicles undergo a more than 180-point inspection to ensure they meet a variety of manufacturer standards. This inspection involves reviewing the brakes, steering, suspension, the interior and exterior in the front and rear, and any after-market modifications previous owners may have made. You can even download the vehicle inspection report from Honda. With a CPO, you can rest assured that your vehicle is in good condition without having to pay the extra costs of opting for a new car. 

Enjoy Lower Interest Rates on Financing

Since CPOs have already passed a significant inspection, dealerships consider them to have lower performance and maintenance risks, making it easier for them to charge less interest on your car loan. With a certified pre-owned vehicle, you can count on paying lower interest rates and monthly charges than on other used models. Although CPOs usually cost more upfront than other pre-owned vehicles, you'll save compared to the price of purchasing a new car and be able to take advantage of lower interest rates on financing.

Rely On Expert Maintenance

When you choose a Honda certified pre-owned car, you can rely on your dealership to assist you with vehicle maintenance after you purchase it. The technicians in our service center can help you support the longevity of your used car and make sure you stay safe on the road. This includes up to two complimentary oil changes within your first year of ownership. 

By opting for a CPO, you know that you can stop by our Honda dealership for routine maintenance like oil changes, air filter replacements, and brake inspections. You can also rest assured that as a Honda dealer, we'll have the OEM parts you're looking for if you need a repair or replacement. 

What's the Difference Between Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles and Other Used Cars?

While we offer a wide range of impressive used cars in our inventory, there are a few key differences between standard used cars and Honda certified pre-owned vehicles. When you opt for a CPO, you can expect to spend a little more on it than you might on a similar model that doesn't have this certification. 

However, by choosing to spend a little more, you're covered by a warranty that other used vehicles typically don't have, and you can have the peace of mind that your new ride has passed a 182-point inspection, meaning it may last longer and perform better than other pre-owned options. 

Explore Your Finance and Trade-In Options

When you want to drive off in a CPO, you don't have to worry about paying for it all outright with our extensive variety of financing options. You can chat with our experienced team of finance professionals to review which payment plan makes the most sense for you and consider which interest rates and monthly payment amounts fit into your budget. Regardless of your credit history, we can help you get into the car you want and will be happy to assist you if you have a low credit score or no credit. 

You can also save money on your CPO by trading in your current vehicle for money toward your new ride. This can be a great way to take care of a significant chunk of the total cost of the vehicle and may make your monthly payments easier to handle. To maximize the value of your trade, consider having any necessary maintenance or repairs handled before visiting our dealership so you can make sure to get as much money as possible towards your next purchase of a certified pre-owned vehicle. 

Visit Apple Honda of York

The next time you're in the market for a car, truck, or SUV in or around York, Pennsylvania, make sure to visit Apple Honda of York and let us help you with the car buying process. Having a team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals on your side can help you ensure you make a good financial decision and leave the lot in a vehicle you love.

You can browse our selection of CPOs and check out the latest line-up of new vehicles to explore what's available in our inventory. We'll help you review your budget and priorities so you find a car that suits your needs and lifestyle. Feel free to stop by our dealership, contact us online, or give us a call at 888-699-3367 to chat with a member of our sales team.