Used Cars vs. Certified Pre-Owned Cars: Which route is right for you?

If you're set on saving money on your next ride, one of the best things you can do is start your search with the various used car dealerships around Virginia. While it's a well-known fact that choosing a used car over a new one is liable to net you more competitive pricing overall, it's important to remember that not all used cars are created equal.

Our dealership has a large inventory of used cars from a variety of brands along with Certified Pre-Owned Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram models. It is a common questions to compare the perks of driving used vs Certified Pre-Owned. With a vast stock of both options here at our Chrysler, Ram, Dodge, and Jeep dealership in Lynchburg, we're more than well-versed in the differences, similarities, and perks of choosing each. Find whether buying used or buying Certified Pre-Owned is the best option for your needs.

What are some of the perks of buying a used car?

Save Money

Ask many of the satisfied customers we've served over the years from Roanoke to Forest, VA why they chose a used car here at Billy Craft Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, and chances are you'll hear the phrase "saving money" a lot.

It's true that one of the innate benefits to choosing a used car is the opportunity to keep to a stricter budget and still drive the car you want. And once you've seen the competitive pricing and used car financing offers available to you here at Billy Craft Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we think you may just be surprised by what you can afford.

Larger Variety

In fact one of the great perks of choosing a used car is that you can get a lot of bang for your buck, and by "bang", we mean premium features. Whether you love the look and feel of a leather-upholstered interior, want the convenience of an onboard navigation system, or want to get your hands on a more engaging ride with a more powerful engine than most, there's plenty of compelling options available to you with our used cars for sale near Bedford, VA these days.

Plus, if you're looking for an upgrade in space and capability in your next vehicle, finding something that suits your needs at a compelling price point is almost a guarantee when you look to our used trucks and used SUVs for sale near Amherst, VA.

What are some of the perks of buying a Certified Pre-Owned Car?

Now, Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are much like conventional used cars in the sense that they're often more cost-efficient options as opposed to choosing a new car, but they also have some innate benefits and differences that set them apart from the pre-owned car pack.

For one thing, a pre-owned Chrysler, Ram, Dodge, or Jeep Brand model must meet stringent requirements to even be considered for Certified Pre-Owned Status, including…

  • Being less than 5 model years old
  • Having an odometer reading under 75,000 miles
  • Having a clean title history with no frame damage
  • Being free of aftermarket accessories and modifications that might otherwise compromise the integrity of the vehicle

But even once it passes those hurdles, a candidate pre-owned vehicle needs to pass a thorough CARFAX® vehicle history report and exhaustive 125-point battery of testing and inspection. Only then can it be considered a certified pre-owned Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, or Jeep Brand vehicle.

Of course, once it earns that esteemed status, it comes with some perks that other used car shoppers near Lynchburg, VA might miss out on. In fact, with a 3-month / 3,000-mile Maximum Care Warranty and a 7-year / 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, the Certified Pre-Owned Chrysler, Ram, Dodge, and Jeep Brand vehicles we have here at our dealership pack a lot of value.

Want to explore your pre-owned car shopping options further? Pay us a visit at Billy Craft Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Shopping for a pre-owned car, whether you choose a used vehicle or one of our Certified Pre-Owned models, is a big decision, and no one understands that gravity quite like we do here at Billy Craft Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. So, if you'd like to explore the fine details further and really weigh your options, feel free to drop by our Lynchburg, VA dealership at your earliest convenience to have a chat with our team and check out the models we have in store today. Alternatively, explore your used and certified pre-owned financing options and fill out our online finance form to get one step closer to the car of your dreams today.

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