Everyone knows that you can save a lot of money buying a used car or truck instead of new, but many people think that pre-owned models compromise on safety. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to make sure that your next used vehicle is as safe as your family deserves.
Do your research
Just like a new vehicle, you can use the internet to see what people — both experts and buyers — think about any particular model. It’s worth looking at what reviews published by trusted publications say about your prospective model year’s features, safety tech, frequent problems, and overall reliability. You can also request a vehicle history report and check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s safety ratings online for cars as far back as 2011.
Consider a CPO
If you want a used vehicle that comes with new-like guarantees, a certified pre-owned (CPO) Chevrolet is your best bet. Before a Chevy dealership like Copeland puts a CPO model up for sale, a certified technician performs a 172-point inspection, verifies that it’s within six model years of the most recent edition and has under 75,000 miles on the odometer. They also come with a complimentary CARFAX vehicle history report and a variety of factory-backed warranties.
To learn more about which used model is right for you, browse our online selection or give us a call right here at Copeland Chevrolet.