Dealerships that accept trade-ins on new vehicles often end up with large inventories of used vehicles that are sold through certified pre-owned programs. Vehicles must be within a certain age range and undergo a comprehensive inspection and repair process in order to be eligible for CPO status.
Nearly all the major automakers have CPO programs, including luxury car manufactures Bentley, Porsche and Maserati. CPO cars and trucks are typically low-mileage vehicles that have no aftermarket modifications. Vehicles undergo a through inspection process during which any mechanical issues are addressed. Many dealerships provide customers with details regarding vehicle history, as well as a checklist of the inspection and repair process.