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A car's history and a certified pre-owned (CPO) program can make a consumer feel confident about buying an almost new vehicle. The car history alone may not include every single mechanical problem. As a result, manufacturer certified pre-owned CPO programs are more thorough than the programs offered at car dealerships because they follow specific guidelines. Just about every auto manufacturer operates a certified pre-owned CPO program with defined standards:
-- Eligibility of the car based on its history and age
-- A safety and inspection procedure
-- Warranty Coverage
-- The terms and guidelines of the warranty policy
As many certified pre-owned vehicle owners have expressed customer satisfaction of their car purchase, certification should not replace the comprehensive inspection of a mechanic and a car history of the make and model.