Certified Pre-Owned Meaning: What Does It Mean for You?

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When browsing the pre-owned car section of our Valencia dealership, you’ll come across vehicles that are sold as certified pre-owned. But, what does certified pre-owned mean? These CPO (certified pre-owned) models have gone through a different set of inspections and requirements to be labeled as “certified” vehicles.



If you’re new to shopping for used vehicles or you want to know more about the CPO meaning, use this guide put together by the specialists at Kia of Valencia. When finalizing your certified pre-owned vehicle purchase at our dealership near San Fernando, you’ll be glad you made the investment. Apply for financing with our finance center to see what deals and specials you can get today!

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Requirements

Not all pre-owned cars that are traded in or sold on our lots near Valencia are sold as certified pre-owned. There are many requirements that are needed to qualify. If you’re still confused about what certified pre-owned means for vehicles, check out the requirements below:

  • Model Year: Each car must be a newer model year. If the vehicle exceeds a certain model year, then the vehicle is disqualified from being a CPO vehicle.
  • Miles: Each car must have fewer miles on the odometer. This ensures that the vehicle’s engine is worn and can still perform
  • Vehicle History Report: Each car must have a thorough and satisfactory vehicle history report, proving that the recommended maintenance schedule in the owner’s manual was followed.
  • Inspection: A Kia-certified dealership must perform a multi-point inspection for quality. This is to ensure that the various performance components of the vehicle are fresh and free of damage.

Benefits of Owning Certified Pre-Owned Cars

There are many benefits that come with owning a CPO vehicle. While there are some people who don’t like used vehicles because they see it as driving some else’s miles, there are actually many benefits that you can get, including:

  • You can buy with confidence knowing that your vehicle has been inspected from top to bottom by a certified expert.
  • Every CPO car comes with a comprehensive warranty package to protect your investment.
  • A certified pre-owned warranty from Kia comes with Kia CPO program benefits (roadside assistance, transferable warranty, etc)

Browse Our Selection of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles at Kia of Valencia

Now that you know the CPO meaning and how it can benefit your car-shopping experience, contact us for more information on our inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles today. The experts at our Filmore-area dealership can help you find the vehicle you’re looking for!


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