The Benefits of Buying Certified Pre-Owned at Fort Worth Nissan


Buying used has numerous benefits, including more variety to choose from and getting more car for your money. When you buy from a trusted dealer like Fort Worth Nissan, you can dodge many of the uncertainties associated with purchasing a used vehicle from a private seller. It's possible to purchase a top of the line vehicle while avoiding the 20 to 30% deprecation hit a new car suffers in the first year-by buying a certified pre-owned car. 


Wouldn't it be reassuring to have an extended warranty to protect yourself from potential risk? That's exactly what you get with a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. When buying CPO, you'll have greater peace of mind thanks to 100+ point inspection procedures and additional goodies such as roadside assistance and trip interruption protection. To learn more about the benefits of buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, keep reading. 

What Is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

A certified pre-owned car is a level up from your typical used car. This is because it has been inspected and meets rigorous qualifications to receive certification. When you buy CPO, you'll spend less than you would on a brand-new car and evade some of the risks of buying a used one. Put simply, you can have the best of both worlds when you purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle instead of a new one.


While each manufacturer's certification program varies, some include requirements in addition to passing an inspection. These requirements can consist of the number of miles on the vehicle, the vehicle's age, accident history, and more. Many programs also provide deal-sweetening incentives to justify the additional price compared to used cars that aren't certified. Usually, 24-hour roadside assistance, complimentary maintenance plans, and rental car allowances are potential options. 


A certified pre-owned vehicle purchased from a reputable dealer should provide you with thousands of trouble-free miles. And if something goes wrong, you're covered. You won't find this amount of risk protection when buying a used vehicle "as is" from a roadside used car dealership or someone you don't know. Let's discuss why considering a CPO vehicle over an "as is" used one is usually the best call.

Lower Cost

A new car's value drastically depreciates in the first few years. A new car's value depreciates 20-30% in the first year. On the other hand, a CPO vehicle will cost much less than a new model with the same trim and options. The vehicle can be financed or leased at a lower rate or the same rate as a new vehicle in some programs. 

Lower Insurance Rates

New cars come with higher insurance rates, as a significant factor in determining insurance cost is the total value of the car. The insurance company will pay more to cover a brand-new car than a pre-owned one, which is reflected in your insurance premium. So, you can actually save even more money by spending less on your vehicle.

Greater Selection

When you narrow your vehicle options to new ones, you'll find limited variety because you're working within your needs and budget.  If you include used vehicles, the added variables of vehicle age and mileage create a huge range of vehicles to wade through. For example, if you have children or pets and need extra seating or cargo space, it might be harder to find a new, larger car that is big enough, affordable, and with options that you're happy with. However, if you opt for a used SUV, you can buy a car that's big enough for your needs but also has added features such as a superior infotainment system, leather seats, or a sportier trim.


Plus, you'll be able to score a vehicle that's still in its production cycle. Most vehicle manufacturers keep vehicles in production for five to six years. If you purchase a vehicle that is a couple of years old, it's early in its production cycle. You'll leave with a newer-generation vehicle that won't be replaced by an all-new version anytime soon. At Fort Worth Nissan, we have an extensive lineup of used cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans, so you can weigh all of your options and leave with the right vehicle for your needs.

Extended Warranty

Each CPO Nissan comes with a seven-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty that begins at the vehicle's original in-service date. This is one of the longest warranties available through manufacturers. You'll have peace of mind knowing that your warranty will cover genuine Nissan parts for up to 100,000 miles. Nissan's certified pre-owned program puts each vehicle through a 150+ point inspection by factory-trained technicians. This thorough inspection should address any possible issues before you purchase the vehicle.

Trip-Interruption Service

While CPO vehicles are more reliable than other used cars, they can let you down-just as any new car can. Most certified pre-owned programs offer trip-interruption insurance. If you're more than 100 miles from home and break down due to a covered part, Nissan will cover the cost of lodging, alternate transportation, and up to $500 for meals.

Newer, Lower-Mileage Options

To be certified, most certified pre-owned vehicles must be of a certain age and within a specific mileage, although this varies. Most CPO vehicles must have less than 70,000 miles and be less than six years old to qualify, while some programs have lower mile and age limits. These days, many new vehicles are only leased for two or three years. Therefore, it's relatively easy to find low-mileage, like-new versions of virtually every model and trim on the market.

Buying a Used Nissan

Nissan has always upheld a commitment to safety, quality, and reliability. With such an excellent reputation, you may assume that purchasing new is the only way to go. However, if you take a closer look, you'll see that a certified pre-owned Nissan has a lot to offer. If you do your research, investing in a used Nissan is worth every penny. 

Durability

Each Nissan is built with high-quality materials-inside and out, from front to back. Nissan always uses lasting and strong materials to ensure each vehicle holds up to every use for as long as you own it.

Recognized Value

Nissan knows that dependability, technological innovation, and style mean nothing without significant value to back them up. In every decision Nissan makes, they're considering value-from making constant progress with highly innovative features to using quality materials and making sure to keep their vehicles affordable. Nissan is known for producing reliable, high-quality cars without a price tag that many people can't afford.

Fuel Efficiency

Nissan also prides itself on creating vehicles that are design-forward and innovative. They make this apparent in continually upgrading the fuel efficiency of their vehicles. The manufacturer uses robust and lightweight materials, exterior aero design, and new engine technologies to increase each vehicle's fuel economy rating. This is another way Nissan strives to keep the cost of owning one of their vehicles low for their customers.

Safety and Security

During the design phase, Nissan keeps safety and security at the forefront the entire time. The brand's Safety Shield technology includes characteristics such as stability control, traction, rearview cameras, and collision-prevention technology. If you're in an accident while in a Nissan, the vehicle will safeguard you and other occupants from the severity of the incident. 

Unmatched Innovation

Today's vehicles can do just about anything, and Nissan strives to stay ahead of the curve. After all, they use the slogan "Innovation that excites" for a reason. Take all of the changes the manufacturer has implemented in the design and build of each Nissan in the last few years. You can see the emphasis the automaker puts on innovation throughout each vehicle's design process. Economy, driver ergonomics, environment, convenience, safety, and comfort are high on Nissan's punch list, which translates into excellence every time.

High Standards

For a Nissan to reach certified pre-owned status, it can't be older than six years old from the original in-service date. It can't have more than 80,000 miles on the odometer. A CPO vehicle must also have a non-branded, clean title and pass Nissan's 167-point inspection. 


When you purchase a Nissan, you can rest assured knowing you will receive exceptional treatment. Not only does the manufacturer want to meet your expectations, but to exceed them however they can. We've witness firsthand how Nissan works tirelessly to ensure that their trucks, cars, and SUVs are of the highest quality vehicles available-and always at the forefront of innovation. Plus, they promise to always stand behind their product.

Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Nissan at Fort Worth Nissan 

When purchasing a used car, you should feel confident about investing in a Nissan. Are you ready to reap the benefits of a reliable, high-quality, and versatile vehicle? We're here to help. You'll feel even better about your purchase when working with a trustworthy dealership like ours. Shop our certified pre-owned inventory online before coming by for a test drive at Fort Worth Nissan!