What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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If you are shopping for a used car in the Providence, RI area, you’ve no doubt seen some vehicles listed as “certified pre-owned”. What does certified pre-owned mean? A certified pre-owned (or CPO) vehicle is a late-model, low-mileage used car that must meet the strict quality standards of the original manufacturer in order to be certified. A CPO vehicle essentially gives you the best of both worlds; the high quality and condition of a new model with the lowered price point of a used model. Learn more about the CPO meaning then explore the certified pre-owned vehicles available at MINI of Warwick to see how a MINI CPO model can enhance your Cranston, RI-area driving and ownership experience

What Does CPO Mean?: The MINI Certified Pre-Owned Program

In order to qualify as a certified pre-owned vehicle, a used car, truck, or SUV must meet the CPO criteria as set by the original manufacturer. What is the CPO meaning when it comes to used MINI vehicles? The MINI Certified Pre-Owned Program requirements are as follows:

  • Model Year: Must be under 5 years old
  • Mileage: Must have less than 60,000 miles on the odometer
  • Vehicle History Report: Must have a satisfactory vehicle history report, proving that the vehicle has a clean title and has been kept up to date on all recommended maintenance
  • Multi-Point Inspection: Must pass a thorough mechanical and appearance inspection as performed by a MINI certified technician, with all reconditioning completed using 100% genuine MINI parts

Certified Pre-Owned Benefits

You will enjoy the extra peace of mind on Cranston, RI-area roads when you choose CPO. Meaning you not only get a vehicle that has been inspected and reconditioned according to factory standards, but you’ll also gain access to a variety of benefits that are usually reserved for a new car purchase. This is a key difference between CPO vs. used. What does certified pre-owned mean as far as warranty coverage? Check out the details below:

  • Every Certified Pre-Owned MINI at MINI of Warwick is covered for 1 year/unlimited miles after the expiration of the original 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty. 
  • The MINI Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty provides specific coverage against defects in materials and workmanship. 
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance is included for the duration of your MINI Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty.
  • The MINI Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty is backed by a nationwide network of MINI dealers.

Find a Certified Pre-Owned MINI Today at MINI of Warwick!

A certified pre-owned MINI could be an ideal choice to upgrade your Newport, RI commute. You’ll find that the MINI CPO models available at MINI of Warwick are affordably priced, and with our pre-owned vehicle specials, you can get an even more budget-friendly deal. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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