Are Certified Pre Owned Cars Worth It?

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When you’re shopping for a used car in the Cape Coral area, you’ll notice a subsection called “certified pre-owned.” What is a certified pre-owned car? You’ve likely noticed that they’re slightly more expensive than regular used cars. Are certified pre-owned cars worth it? Learn everything you need to know about what certified pre-owned cars are, and why the team at Val Ward Cadillac thinks they’re one of the best buys on our lot!



What Is a Certified Pre-Owned Car?

A Cadillac certified pre-owned car isn’t so much a substitute for Naples drivers who want to save money on a used car, but instead they’re a money-saving option for drivers who would otherwise choose a new car. What is a certified pre-owned car? It’s a used car that has passed rigorous standards set forth by the manufacturer to ensure that its condition is like-new and able to be sold with warranty coverage. A Cadillac certified pre-owned vehicle must meet these high standards:

  • Pass a 172-point inspection
  • Pass a road test
  • Have a spotless maintenance record
  • Have a clean vehicle history report

The detailed vehicle report provides proof of the previous owner’s attention to care and maintenance, so you can rest assured that you certified pre-owned Cadillac has been driven and maintained in a way that has preserved its value.

Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Worth It Compared to Used?

While the sticker prices on a Bonita Springs used car is likely lower than what you’ll see on a Cadillac certified pre-owned, keep in mind that you get what you pay for. While every used car at Val Ward Cadillac is thoroughly inspected, only certified pre-owned Cadillacs have passed the inspection that earns the title “like new.” While this provides a lot of peace of mind for Fort Myers drivers, it also means that your Cadillac is eligible for coverage and benefits you won’t get with a regular used car. The Cadillac certified pre-owned coverage includes:

  • 1 year/unlimited mile warranty in addition to remaining new car warranty when applicable
  • 24/7 roadside assistance while under warranty
  • Courtesy transportation
  • And more!

This makes a Cadillac certified pre-owned vehicle more like a new Cadillac than a used car. Unlike just any used car you have Cadillac’s backing that your car is going to perform as promised, or we’ll repair it.

Shop Our Certified Pre-Owned Inventory at Val Ward Cadillac

Is a Cadillac certified pre-owned vehicle the right choice for you? Then, shop the inventory at Val Ward Cadillac for a great like-new Cadillac with worry-easing warranty coverage! Take a look at our Cadillac information hub to learn about some of the features you’ll find on the late-model Cadillacs in our certified pre-owned inventory.


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