What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

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If you’ve been on the hunt for a new vehicle around Aurora, you might be wondering, “Just what is the difference between used and Certified Pre-Owned anyway?” While both of these models are considered used, there are quite a few key differences that separate the CPO vs. used inventory. So whether you’re on the hunt for a Nissan Maxima or Nissan Rogue for sale, let’s go into your options at Gerald Nissan of Naperville: 

Used Cars

Shopping Nissan used cars for sale is a smart choice for the Plainfield driver on a budget. Unlike brand new models, used cars have already undergone the steepest depreciation – which means you’ll pay a lot less! And even though other owners have already driven the car, modern vehicles can last for hundreds of thousands of miles and many even come with vehicle history reports. However, keep this in mind when shopping for used cars Naperville drivers trust:

  • Take each vehicle for a thorough test drive to see how it runs.
  • Pay attention to any potential issues with condition and performance.
  • Ask for as much information about the vehicle’s background as you can.

Certified Pre-Owed Cars

So, what’s a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle? CPO vehicles are used models that have gone through extra certification processes to ensure their quality. The Nissan CPO includes:

  • A limited warranty that lasts seven years or 100,000 miles
  • Repairs at authorized Nissan facilities
  • Trip interruption of up to $500 for meals, lodging, and alternate transportation
  • Car rental reimbursement for up to five days
  • 24-hour emergency roadside assistance for seven years or 100,000 miles
  • CARFAX vehicle history report
  • Perks like trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and optional Security+Plus Extended Protection Plan

CPO vs. Used Cars

So, which will it be? If you’re still trying to decide between CPO vs. used cars in the Bollingbrook area, there’s no need to fret. Contact us at Gerald Nissan of Naperville in Naperville for the car buying tips that you need! Feel free to check out our online resources, like our Payment Calculator, and apply for financing at your convenience. Then drop by for your test drive in models like our Nissan crossovers and SUVs and sports cars!


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1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL

Phone: (630) 355-3337



Phone: (630) 355-3337

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: (630) 355-3337

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: (630) 355-3337

1575 West Ogden Ave Naperville, IL
41.767043 -88.1874783
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Gerald Nissan of Naperville
Gerald Nissan of Naperville
1575 West Ogden Ave
Naperville, IL, 60540 United States
(630) 355-3337
Gerald Nissan of Naperville 41.767043, -88.1874783.