Many car buyers set their sights on a pre-owned car with the hopes of acquiring a set of wheels that’s reliable and within their budget. However, there are also certified pre-owned cars in Pinellas Park, which some would consider the middle option between a new and pre-owned model. What does a car need to do to qualify for the certified pre-owned designation?

CPO Designation at a Glance

Most dealerships and auto manufacturers have their own CPO requirements. Alfa Romeo requires their pre-owned vehicles to undergo a 169-point inspection and reconditioning from a certified Alfa Romeo technician.

Any parts that are replaced in the reconditioning process must be replaced with Alfa Romeo OEM parts. Furthermore, models cannot surpass a certain year or exceed a certain mileage.

CPO Advantages

With a CPO car purchase comes quality assurance and some additional perks. All purchases come with a powertrain limited warranty, good for 100,000 miles or five years from the date of purchase.

A CARFAX report is also included, so you know the vehicle’s full history regarding major repairs, ownership changes, etc. Other advantages include 24-hour roadside assistance and a three-month subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.

Is a CPO Car Right for Me?

Everyone’s situation is different, though we usually recommend a CPO vehicle to customers who:

  • Are undecided between a new and pre-owned vehicle
  • Don’t have the finances for a new car but otherwise have some leeway in their budget
  • Want the best of both worlds with respect to affordability and reliability

Visit Alfa Romeo of St. Petersburg to browse our CPO inventory, which may include models like the Alfa Romeo Giulia and more. The CPO advantages are many, so we recommend you consider it if a pre-owned car is on your radar.