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Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Pre-Owned Vehicles

If you’re searching for a used vehicle for your Red Bank commute, you’ve probably found that you have two choices at area dealerships: used and certified pre-owned (CPO). What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles? Simply put, a certified pre-owned Honda has met certain requirements set by the Honda manufacturer while a regularly used vehicle can be of any age or have a wider range of mileage on the odometer. Learn more about the differences between used and certified pre-owned Honda models with DCH Kay Honda below, then read our other car buying tips


Used Vehicle Models 

When you shop for a used vehicle in our inventory, you’ll find a variety of used vehicle makes, models, mileage, and years. Because there are a number of variations in the used vehicle inventory, these vehicles are more affordable than new vehicles and CPO models. Every used vehicle that comes on our lot is inspected and tested for quality and reliability, so Freehold drivers will find an excellent used car for their commute at a great price. 

We also have an inventory of quality used vehicles under 10K, for drivers who want even more savings on their next used car purchase. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for a used car in New Jersey:

  • Although it may seem like a used car with 100,000 miles is a risk, the truth is many vehicles can last for hundreds of thousands of miles if they keep to their vehicle recommended maintenance schedule. 
  • Discuss any vehicle issues that you notice when you inspect the car — either with the dealership or private seller. If you plan to purchase the car, even though it has a few problems – just make sure you factor money for the repairs into your shopping budget. 
  • With proper care and maintenance, some vehicles can last upwards of 200,000 miles. High-mileage used cars aren’t always bad options, some can be excellent models for new drivers, drivers who need a car for just a few years, or drivers heading to college.

Certified Pre-Owned Hondas

Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles have also had previous owners, but they are not standard used cars that you can find on used car lots. These vehicles are thoroughly inspected by the Honda manufacturer and have passed a rigorous inspection completed by a certified technician. They also come with comprehensive warranties backed by the Honda manufacturer, ensuring you have maximum coverage with your certified pre-owned purchase. CPO vehicles are a gold standard of used cars and only models that meet Honda’s CPO program standards earn the title. The requirements for a HondaCPO model include the following: 

  • The model year is within five years of the current model year.
  • A CPO Honda less than 80,000 miles on the odometer. 
  • Each vehicle has passed a 182 multi-point inspection.
  • CPO models are offered with extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties.
  • Honda CPO models come with a downloadable vehicle inspection report.

Certified used cars are newer models with less mileage. However, while they typically come at a higher price than used cars, they’re still affordable. If you’re looking for more updated features for your Tinton Falls commutes, then you should consider buying a certified pre-owned vehicle.


Find a Used Or CPO Vehicles at DCH Kay Honda

Now that you’re more familiar with used vs. CPO models, visit our Eatontown showroom to explore our inventories. While you’re here, you can browse our pre-owned vehicle specials and sit down with our finance team to go over your financing options. We look forward to putting you behind the wheel of a used or CPO model!


Our Used Inventory


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