The Certified Pre-Owned Process

Certified Pre-Owned cars are one of the best-kept secrets among car buyers, representing outstanding long-term value and like-new quality. To assist more members of our community in taking advantage of the amazing offers available with CPO vehicles, our team at Gillman Honda San Benito wrote this short guide to help you understand all the steps a car goes through to earn certification.


Step 1: A Vehicle is Identified as a Honda CPO Candidate

Not every vehicle that rolls into our Honda dealership qualifies as a Certified Pre-Owned model. That coveted title is reserved only for the finest used Honda models we receive. These cars must be less than five years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on their odometer. They can often be described as gently used or like-new and usually had considerate and conscientious owners.

Step 2: Honda CPO Cars Must Pass a 182-Point Inspection

All vehicles that aspire to the prestigious CPO title are subject to a rigorous 182-point inspection by our technicians. On the off chance that a car, truck, or SUV does not pass all of our tests, we will repair the vehicle so it does. This includes making any necessary repairs to or replacement of the car's parts. If it cannot be fixed, then the vehicle is disqualified from certification. Not every vehicle makes the cut, but this selection process is what allows passing vehicles to truly shine!

Step 3: Certification Benefits are Added to the Car

Once a pre-owned car passes its CPO inspection, it qualifies to receive the many benefits associated with certification status! For vehicles under 12 months old or with fewer than 12,000 miles on their odometer, they qualify for a renewed two-year/24,000-mile warranty. For vehicles five years old with usage up to 80,000 miles, they receive a one-year/12,000-mile warranty! Both categories of vehicles also qualify for a seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty that replaces any existing warranty.

Other perks of certification include two free oil changes during your first year or 12,000 miles and complimentary roadside assistance across the same duration.

Drive a Certified Pre-Owned Car at Gillman Honda San Benito

With such outstanding benefits associated with manufacturer certification, this secret is too good to keep to ourselves! For a full list of CPO benefits or to schedule a test drive of the many CPO models in our inventory, call or visit our Southern Texas Honda dealership online today! Finally, be sure to inquire about our Honda financing options, which can help these standout vehicles fit into any budget. 


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