At Burns Honda, we're often asked about the differences between certified pre-owned (CPO) and used cars. That's an important question to ask when shopping for a pre-owned set of wheels in the Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and Cherry Hill, NJ areas.

Of course, we're happy to fill you in on the perks of each option! You can stop by in person and chat with one of our experts as you browse through our used car inventory or keep reading below for a brief overview of certified pre-owned vs. used cars.

The Benefits of Buying Used Cars

When you're shopping for a used car, you're sure to see some universal benefits, whether you're checking out the used or CPO section. Some of the main ones are:

  • Used cars can have a lower ticket price-They often carry a lower ticket price than when they were new. This means, you may have a bit more wiggle room in your financial plan to shop for a higher trim level, shorten your loan term, or simply enjoy lower monthly payments. Work with the finance center at our dealership to figure out the right plan for you.
  • Used cars can maintain more of their original value-They have often experienced the majority of their expected depreciation by the time they make it back to the dealership. This means that if you were to trade in your vehicle at a later date, it's more likely to have maintained more of the value you initially paid for it.
  • Used car inventories may include rare or discontinued models-Since used cars aren't limited to any specific model year, you're more likely to stumble across a rare model or one that's been discontinued. This also means that you may find a car with unique features and design elements that the newer models no longer have.

The Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Cars

Now, when you shop for a CPO car, you get all the benefits of the used inventory, plus some. For example, these vehicles tend to be newer models and have limited mileage, often less than 100,000 miles.

Plus, all Honda Certified Pre-Owned cars include:

  • A detailed multi-point inspection-All Honda CPO models have undergone a 182-point inspection and come with a vehicle inspection report that shows you all the facts. This inspection covers all areas, including the powertrain, exterior paint, and the interior details. It's capped off with a road test completed by a factory-certified technician.
  • Two limited factory warranties and roadside assistance-Depending on the model year, your Honda CPO vehicle will include a 7-year/100,000-mile Powertrain warranty as well as a limited non-powertrain warranty. The non-powertrain warranty can be for 5 years/86,000 miles, 4 years/48,000 miles, or one year or 12,000 miles, depending on the model year. You'll also get 24/7 roadside assistance for the duration of your CPO warranty.
  • Complimentary Oil Changes-We know the importance of regular, routine maintenance, so all Honda CPO vehicles receive up to two complimentary oil changes within the first year of ownership.
  • A CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™-For your shopping convenience, we include a complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ with every CPO vehicle on our lot. This report gives you a complete history of the vehicle you're considering, including the number of previous owners, plus mileage and maintenance records.

Where Can I Buy a Certified Pre-Owned or Used Car near Me?

If you're interested in taking the wheel of a pre-owned car, you can start by checking out the full inventory on our website. Here, you can get a good idea of all the used cars available at our dealership right from the comfort of your own home.

We carry a full range of makes and models, including:

  • Honda CR-V
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Civic

Go ahead and have a look now! When you see something that you like, let us know and we'll bring you by for a test drive.

You're also welcome to stop by at any time and peruse our inventory with a knowledgeable member of our sales team. Tell them a little bit about your lifestyle and they'll point you toward a few models they think will fit your needs just right.

Used Honda Financing

Once you find the certified pre-owned or used car that you want to drive, it'll be time to visit the auto finance experts at our dealership. They'll talk with you about your financial goals and help you develop a spending plan that works for you.

We've assisted a diverse range of drivers from all over the area with a variety of needs and credit histories. So, you can count on our team to have the know-how you need to get you the financing you want.

While you're here, we can go over your loan options and tell you about any used car specials that your chosen model may qualify for. When all the details are sorted out, they'll reach out to our network of local lenders on your behalf to help you secure your loan at the right rate for you.

Buying vs Leasing

We'll go over your financing options with you, and you'll likely have two major options: buying and leasing. We'll quickly go over some of the differences here, and if you have any additional questions, feel free to call and ask.

  • Buying: Buying is for those who want a vehicle for the long haul. You can personalize your model however you like, sell it on your own schedule, and there aren't any mileage limits you need to abide by.
  • Lease: Leasing is for those who like to be on the cutting-edge of automotive technology. You'll likely have lower down and monthly payments, and you can get a different vehicle every couple of years. Since we'll still technically own the car, you'll always be under warranty.

Use Our Online Tools

If you're the type that likes to get ahead of the game, then check out our convenient online tools. Using these before you even step foot into our dealership can help streamline your entire car-buying process. We offer tools like…

  • Payment Calculator: This tool lets you estimate what your payments might be based on a few different variables, such as length of your term, desired monthly payment, desired down payment, and APR.
  • Value Your Trade: If you're planning on selling your current vehicle and putting its value towards your next car, then in a few easy steps, we can offer you an approximate value.
  • Finance Application: When you're ready to get the ball rolling on financing, you can start early by applying online through our encrypted form.

Remember, when you use our online tools, you're only getting an estimate of value, not a guarantee. If you have further questions, you can give us a call.

CPO And Used Car Service

At our dealership, we understand the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and upkeep. That's why we have a state-of-the-art service center on site, where local drivers like you can come for a full range of services, like:

  • Oil changes
  • Tire rotations
  • Brake repairs

Schedule your auto repair service here!

Remember, if you have a CPO Honda, you may be eligible for up to two complimentary oil changes in your first year of ownership. If you need any other maintenance or repair services, contact our service center and we can let you know what's covered under your Honda CPO warranty.

You can make your appointment at any time through our convenient online scheduling portal or by calling us directly.

Parts Center

If your car needs a new part, you can use our online order form to get the exact component you need delivered straight to our service center. We can either install it for you or hold it, so you can pick it up and install it in the comfort of your own garage.

We only use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, which means that no matter which used or certified pre-owned Honda model you've chosen, our parts will fit like a glove. Also, make sure you check out our parts specials! You could get a great deal on:

  • Wiper blades
  • Light bulbs
  • Brake rotors and pads

If you don't see something you need today, check back soon, so you don't miss a great deal.

Tire Center

Industry professionals recommend you change your tires every 70,000 to 100,000 miles. If you're in need of a new set, make sure you visit our tire center. If you're not sure what kind of tires you need, let our certified technicians help you pick out the best tires for your vehicle-especially if you need winter tires ahead of the first snowfall.

Find Your Next Certified Pre-Owned or Used Car at Our Dealership

We hope that our certified pre-owned vs. used car comparison was able to help you get a better idea of the differences and similarities between the two. Both are great options, but feel free to reach out to the team at Burns Honda to discuss which is the best fit for your lifestyle.

Then, come by the dealership and take your test drive. Drivers near Marlton, Cherry Hill, and Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, can contact us to test drive a used car today!

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Burns Honda

325 NJ-73
Directions Marlton, NJ 08053

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