Have you decided to begin your search for a pre-owned vehicle? This is a great choice for your drives around the local Pennsylvania roads and beyond. You have two choices when it comes to a pre-owned car: a certified pre-owned vehicle and a traditional used car. At New Holland Auto Group, we have a vast pre-owned inventory that includes both types.

To help drivers around the New Holland, Lancaster, and Lititz, PA, areas, figure out which type of pre-owned vehicle is best for them, our team put together this comparison between them. Read on to learn their similarities and differences-as well as how our team can help you find and finance your next pre-owned vehicle!

What Do Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles and Traditional Used Vehicles Have In Common?

Both certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles and traditional used vehicles are types of pre-owned cars. This means that they have had at least one other owner before you and some road experience, too. Both types of pre-owned vehicles can be sold at dealerships.

Either a certified pre-owned vehicle or a used car can be late-model vehicles, meaning that they might include more recent technology and features for you to enjoy on the road. The pricing of pre-owned vehicles can be based on things like mileage, condition, trim level, and more, so you'll have plenty of options and flexibility when you begin your search.

The Advantages of a Used Car

As stated above, a used car has spent some time on the road and is looking for its next driver. When you shop for a traditional used car, one of the biggest advantages is the diversity in options. Since used cars have less requirements than certified pre-owned vehicles do, you'll likely have more used car options available. If you have a specific make and model in mind, you can more easily shop for a used vehicle that fits those needs.

Most used vehicles will also come with a vehicle history report. This report can give you information about previous accidents, repairs, mileage, and title status. With this report, you will know exactly what you're getting when you purchase your used vehicle.

Used cars are also great choices because they often offer more options financially. You'll likely see more flexibility depending on the car you choose and your own financial needs. You can even use our online inventory to filter through our available used cars by price.

The Advantages of a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a pre-owned car that has earned its certified title by meeting all of the manufacturers' requirements. Along with meeting specific criteria to receive this certification, a manufacturer-certified technician also thoroughly inspects these vehicles. 

The requirements for CPO vehicles will vary depending on the manufacturer. Each will include specific model age and mileage restrictions, so you'll have an idea of the type of car you're shopping for ahead of time.

One of the best perks of a CPO vehicle is warranty coverage. When you buy a CPO vehicle, you get a manufacturer's warranty. These warranties might be slightly different depending on the vehicle or the dealership, but will provide extra peace of mind while you're out on the road.

In addition to warranties, a certified pre-owned vehicle often comes with other owner benefits, such as roadside assistance or extended warranty coverage.

Our Pre-Owned Inventory

Whether you're shopping for a used car or a certified pre-owned car, you'll find plenty of options available at New Holland Auto Group. We house a variety of pre-owned selections for you to search through.

You can view our certified pre-owned or used inventory-or both-online to see available models. Use the provided filters to narrow your search even further by:

  • Make
  • Model year
  • Body style
  • Exterior color

If you have a specific car in mind, an idea of the features you'd like your car to have, or you're open to all kinds of pre-owned options, you're sure to find one that meets your needs from our inventory. You can also visit our dealership in person to test drive your favorites! Our team members will be happy to give you a tour of our showroom, set you up with a test drive, and answer any of your questions.

Finance Your Pre-Owned Vehicle

Once you've found your pre-owned match, our finance center can help you get out on the road in no time. Our financing experts have worked with many drivers to finance all types of pre-owned rides. Come sit down with one of our team members to go over your options and personalize a financial plan for your new-to-you ride.

You're also welcome to take advantage of our online finance tools, which you can use from the comfort of home:

  • Finance Application-complete our secure financial application online and our team will determine if you are pre-approved for financing.
  • Value Your Trade tool-if you are planning on trading in your current vehicle, use our valuation tool to receive an estimate.

Along with our online resources, talk to our team about any pre-owned specials we currently have. We aim to make the pre-owned financing process as streamlined and straightforward as possible, so you can start your next adventure. Reach out to our finance team with any questions you have!

Ready to Find a Pre-Owned Vehicle With Us?

Now that you've read through our certified pre-owned vs. pre-owned comparison, which sounds like the better option for you? Whether you're confident in your decision, or still need some time to choose, you can start the fun of the shopping process with our team. At New Holland Auto Group, we're excited to help drivers around the areas of New Holland, Lancaster, and Lititz, Pennsylvania, find their next pre-owned ride.

You can browse our CPO or used car inventory on our website, or come by in person to take a test drive. Our team will answer any questions you have and be there through every step of the car-buying process. Contact us today to get started!

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New Holland Auto Group

508 W Main St
Directions New Holland, PA 17557

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