A lot of potential car buyers out there are shopping for a way to purchase a newer vehicle that doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg. The quickest way to get a new car without spending too much is to look into used cars. However, the used car market is a scary place–often, depending on the seller, buyers are offered little to no quality assurance in a used vehicle. How can you be sure you're getting a fully-functional vehicle that won't fall apart on you?
For those who are interested in purchasing a used car but want the quality that only a dealership can give you, consider looking into certified pre-owned—or CPO—cars. These are often two or three year vehicles old that have been traded back into the dealership by repeat customers who were interested in a new model.
CPO cars have to fall within a strict checklist of standards; hence the “certified” title. For example, in KIA’s CPO program, used cars have to pass a 150-Point Quality Insurance inspection in order to guarantee their quality. With CPO cars, you can rest assured they have been looked over and meet certain OEM standards.
Because of this, CPO vehicles are of much higher quality than your standard used car with a “For Sale” sign on the side of the road. In some cases when parts of the vehicle have been worn, the company will go so far as to have work done in repairs to make the car like new. These certified cars are therefore in top condition and, in the case of KIA’s CPO program, available under warranty–which means you can bring your car back to the dealership in the case of anything going wrong.
In addition to the quality insurance inspection, KIA will also provide car buyers with the CARFAX Vehicle History Report so consumers can be informed about the past of their vehicle. In addition, the vehicle will come with a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, 12-month/12,000 mile platinum coverage, Roadside Assistance and Travel Breakdown Coverage.
KIA’s CPO program lets you have your cake and eat it, too–not only do you get a slightly older model that is still high-quality and like new for less, but the ongoing quality of your car will be backed by the dealership for years to come. Check out a Certified Pre-Owned KIA vehicle today at Gossett KIA South! Our inventory of CPO vehicles includes great vehicles like the Optima, Soul and Forte. For more information, or to schedule a test drive, contact our friendly sales staff at (901) 328-8173. Gossett KIA South is proud to serve Memphis and the surrounding areas of Germantown, Collierville and Southaven!