December 14

Is It Worth Buying a Certified Used Vehicle Over a Used One?


Debating whether to buy used or certified pre-owned? There’s much to contemplate, such as where and who to buy it from. Our Huffines Chevrolet Plano team is here to help. In this overview, we’ll guide you through the differences between your options and the benefits of choosing a certified used vehicle.

What’s the Difference Between a Used Car and a Certified Used One?

A used car is a vehicle that isn’t new, meaning it’s had one or more previous owners. A certified pre-owned vehicle is the same, but it undergoes a series of tests and checks to ensure it’s safe to drive on the highway. You might consider buying a used car from a private seller, but you risk not knowing the car’s true condition. Private sellers are not obligated to disclose any auto accidents or major repairs when you purchase a used car from them.

Fortunately, you can avoid this risk by purchasing a certified pre-owned car, truck, or SUV from a trusted source: a certified dealership. At Huffines Chevrolet Plano in Texas, we pride ourselves in being transparent about everything, from the vehicle’s history to its value. 

What Are the Benefits of Buying a Certified Used Car?

A certified pre-owned car is better than a regular used car, but what are the benefits of buying one? Consider the following perks of purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle from a trusted dealership.

Affordable Prices, Low Mileages, and Best Models Available

Think about your budget when deciding whether to purchase a certified pre-owned truck, car, or SUV. If you can’t meet the finance requirements of buying brand new, you’ll save money buying used instead. Certified pre-owned vehicles are often a few years old and come at an affordable price because their value has depreciated significantly. These vehicles typically still have low mileage, so you’ll still get plenty of use out of them.

The certified pre-owned vehicle selection at a dealership is often handpicked by its expert sales team, showcasing a trust in the used car’s quality, reliability, and performance. If the car has issues, the dealer’s auto technicians work diligently to restore the vehicle to near-mint condition.

Special Warranties

When you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle from Huffines Chevrolet Plano, you get two comprehensive warranties that protect you and your investment. We offer a six-year/100,000-mile extended powertrain limited warranty on any certified pre-owned Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC. This warranty includes roadside assistance and courtesy transportation during the limited warranty period, should anything happen to your vehicle. 

We also offer a 12-month/12,000-mile Extended New Car Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. This limited warranty helps cover repair costs for your certified pre-owned vehicle. There are some exceptions to the warranty, so don’t hesitate to contact our sales team at 888-705-5980 if you’d like further details.

Accurate Vehicle History Report

There’s no need to worry about your vehicle’s history when you purchase from us. Our certified pre-owned vehicles come with a free CARFAX vehicle history report. This all-inclusive report details its previous owners, service record, and accidents, meaning you’ll know your vehicle’s history.

Successful Vehicle Inspection

Before one of the used vehicles on our lot gets the “Certified Pre-Owned” title, it must pass an inspection. Our certified pre-owned vehicles undergo a 172-point inspection, one of the most comprehensive inspections in the automotive industry. We ensure the best performance and confirm there are no manufacturer safety recalls on the model.

Our expert technicians inspect everything, including the car’s engine, transmission, suspension, and brakes. The multipoint inspection on vehicles includes cosmetic checks on the front and rear bumpers and fascias, door handles, and moldings. When you buy certified used from Huffines Chevrolet Plano, you get peace of mind knowing the vehicle is in outstanding condition.

Browse Our Extensive Stock of Certified Used Vehicles

Another perk of buying a certified used vehicle is having a variety to choose from. If you’re okay with foregoing custom car packages, you’ll appreciate the fun of searching for a used car. Plus, some vehicles are sold in limited quantities. You could purchase that car immediately at Huffines Chevrolet Plano. When you browse our extensive certified pre-owned vehicle inventory, you’ll have a wide selection to choose from. 

We carry used trucks and cars with low mileage and less wear and tear because of their young age. Looking for a used SUV? We carry those, too. Contact one of our Huffines Chevrolet Plano sales professionals at 888-705-5980 if you have any questions about our selection.

Get a Good Deal on a Certified Used Car

You get a good deal when you purchase a certified used car at Huffines Chevrolet Plano. We’re transparent about our prices, meaning there are no hidden fees. We are competitive and offer a low-price guarantee because we understand you work hard and deserve the best. 

We’re constantly rotating our used car lineup to highlight the finest options that our expert sales team has handpicked. Looking for the ultimate savings on a used car? Check out our pre-owned vehicle specials for popular cars, trucks, and SUVs. We also carry an exclusive inventory of certified used cars under $25,000. You get the unbeatable qualities of a certified pre-owned vehicle at an affordable price. 

Ask about our available discount programs to save money on a used car purchase in Plano, Texas. We support military personnel with unique offers on Chevrolet’s OnStar services and SiriusXM packages. We also extend exclusive offers to educators across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to express our gratitude for everything you do.

Are you in college or have you just graduated and need a new ride? We understand when it’s time for an upgrade but you’re on a tight budget. Let us know, and we’ll set you up with our Chevrolet College Program for a special discount on a brand-new Chevrolet vehicle with a 90-day deferral.

Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle From a Certified Dealer

Set on buying a pre-owned vehicle in Plano, Texas? You can trust Huffines Chevrolet Plano to carry the best selection of quality used vehicles. Visit us at 1001 Coit Road in Plano, Texas, anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Monday through Wednesday to browse our car inventory in person.


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