Why Buy Certified?

2018 Honda Pilot Parked By a Lake

If you want a car with no surprises, you buy new. If you want a car that’s a great bargain and on-budget, you buy used.

If you want to perfectly split the difference, and get a full-satisfaction affordable used car in Newnan, GA–you shop for a Certified Pre-Owned Honda.

What Makes a CPO Honda a Certified Deal?

To even be eligible for the Honda CPO program, a vehicle must be less than six years old (within 6 years of the current MY) and must have fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer. Car certification happens right at the dealership–our expert technicians look over every nook and cranny. Only once it’s been deemed a great value, and ready to be driven for years to come, will it be marked as a Certified Pre-Owned Honda.

How is a Used Honda Certified?

So, we know it’s a great value, but how does the certification process work? There’s a lot of work that goes into it behind the scenes, and it’s all done right here at Honda of Newnan. After vehicles are approved to enter the certification process, they undergo a 150-point mechanical and appearance inspection performed by the people who know this brand best.

Everything from paint to major mechanical systems to light bulbs are checked–anything not up to par, is replaced or repaired. If too many issues are found that cannot be fixed, the vehicle cannot be certified. A road test is also performed to ensure that the Honda Civic, Pilot, Odyssey, Accord, or Fit model still feels, runs, and works up to Honda’s high standards.

We check the CARFAX report one last time to make sure there are no blemishes on the vehicle’s record–and then, it’s ready to go.

What are the Benefits for Me?

If you’re looking for benefits to buying a Certified Pre-Owned Honda beyond just the peace of mind you’ll enjoy–there are quite a few to consider:

  • Low costs: CPO cars are cheaper to buy, cheaper to insure, and hold their value longer over three years than a new car
  • CARFAX Vehicle History Report: free, and in its entirety
  • Powertrain warranty: limited, up to 7 years or 100,000 miles from in-service date
  • Vehicle warranty: limited, 12-month / 12,000-mile extension of the new-vehicle warranty
  • Reliability: no matter whether you buy new, used, or CPO, remember that you’re still getting a Honda