Shopping for a Pre-Owned Car

April 11th, 2019 by


For many consumers, buying a previously owned vehicle is a smart choice. You save money in several ways when you go used, including lower prices, less money down, smaller monthly payments, less sales tax and less expensive insurance. But not all used vehicles are the same. A certified pre-owned (CPO) Honda offers several advantages over non-certified used vehicles. Let’s see why.

What is a Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

Honda Certified Pre-Owned cars must be well-maintained with fewer than 150,000km and under five years old. Each Honda must survive robot 110-point appearance and mechanical inspection performed by Honda-trained and certified technicians at the dealership. All major systems are evaluated, including exhaust, interior, exterior, wheel, tires, brakes, engine, drivetrain, suspension and steering. Any component not up to standards is reconditioned, or replaced with Honda Genuine Parts. A Honda CPO vehicle is virtually indistinguishable from new in terms of appearance and quality. While you might pay less for a non-certified vehicle, you don’t get the peace of mind that the car is as thoroughly inspected and reconditioned.

The Warranty Difference

A used car might or might not come with the remains of a new car warranty, depending on the vehicle’s age, mileage, and warranty transferability. Contrast this to the powertrain warranty (for engine, drive system and transmission) you get with a Honda CPO vehicle for 7-years/160,000 from the original date of registration. If 7 Years or 160,000km is not enough for your driving, you have the option to upgrade to different terms and rates for minimal cost differences. Not only does this assist with protecting your Certified Pre-Owned Honda but also gives you peace of mind knowing Honda Canada is protecting your purchase.

Honda CPO Benefits

When you buy a Honda CPO vehicle, you not only get a pristine car with a great warranty, you also can qualify for loyalty Honda Certified financing rates on select models when you use Honda Financial Services. You will receive free Vehicle History Reports for CPO vehicles, complimentary CarFax Reports and all pertaining documents to your next-to-new Honda. You’ll be happy to know that Honda Certified is transferrable between private parties.

Peace of Mind

What it all adds up to is that a Honda CPO vehicle brings you the peace of mind of knowing that you are getting a like-new vehicle at a used-car price. You can rely on Honda to stand behind every CPO vehicle it sells, and the CPO warranty protection can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair costs.

Find your next Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle with the Okotoks Honda team – just minutes South of Calgary.


Come into Okotoks Honda, the #1 Google Rated and Reviewed Honda dealership in Canada and the winner of 2018 Honda Driving Excellence Award.

Test drive our Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles while you get a guarantee trade-in value.