What’s the Difference Between Certified Pre-Owned and Used?

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If you’re a Bridgewater driver in the market for a used INFINITI vehicle, you’ve likely noticed that some are labeled “used” while others carry the designation “certified pre-owned.” What’s the difference between pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicles? To simplify your Princeton, NJ car-buying process, the team at Flemington INFINITI wrote this guide to outline the benefits of pre-owned and certified vehicles.

What to Know About Buying Used

Each used model is priced based on its overall condition, which is a result of a combination of factors. Model year, mileage, and maintenance history all determine a used vehicle’s condition and pricing. Many cars are manufactured at high quality, so choosing which used vehicle is the best isn’t as simple as finding the one with the lowest mileage. In fact, with good maintenance, you’ll be able to drive a used vehicle around Bensalem, PA for many years to come, even if it has relatively high mileage. As you evaluate a used vehicle, make sure to:

  • Learn as much as you can about the previous owner’s driving habits. Whether the car drove mainly on smooth Bridgewater highway or stop-and-go-traffic in downtown Princeton, NJ can have an impact on the transmission.
  • Carefully go over the vehicle’s maintenance record. With proper and timely maintenance, quality vehicles can last more than 200,000 miles.
  • Consider maintenance over miles. A car that has received timely oil changes and other maintenance is a safer bet than a low-mileage vehicle that routinely went a year or more between oil changes.

What to Know About Buying Certified Pre-Owned

Unlike with used vehicles, the benefits of buying CPO INFINITI vehicles include extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties. In order to be sold as such, certified pre-owned vehicles must meet stringent standards:

  • Model year within 5 years of the most recent
  • Mileage under than 80,000 miles
  • Multi-point inspection by expert technicians

CPO vehicles are typically more recent model years than used vehicles and have lower mileage. As a result, they may still come at a premium price — although they will still be more affordable than a new model. To find the right match for you, browse our inventory of CPO and used INFINITI vehicles, as well as new vehicle special lease deals.

Buy Certified Pre-Owned and Used Vehicles at Flemington INFINITI

If you’re looking for a CPO INFINITI vehicle near Bridgewater, stop by Flemington INFINITI to see our full inventory and test drive your favorites. The Flemington INFINITI team is here to provide details about where INFINITI cars are made and answer your car-buying questions, including what is good mileage on a used carhow financing works and how to calculate interest on a car loan. Reach out to schedule a test drive today!

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