18818 Studebaker Road
Directions Cerritos, CA 90703

  • Sales: (562) 353-4062
  • Service: (562) 392-8444
  • Parts: (562) 991-6963

Your Certified Pre-Owned Buying Checklist

For like-new performance and the peace of mind of additional coverage with your used car purchase, buying a vehicle that's part of a certified pre-owned (CPO) program is the way to go. But just because the model you're considering is certified doesn't mean you can skip the research stage.

To help our local CPO seekers in Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim find a quality certified car that suits their needs and budget, Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore put together 4 must-do tips that will help steer you toward the perfect CPO ride. Check them out below and check them off as you go!

□   Find Out How Much the Model You're Seeking Is Worth

In the same way that you research the resale value of a used car for sale, you want to keep this practice in play when CPO shopping too. Use online tools from trusted auto sites such as to see the appropriate price range for the car you're interested in and then measure it up to what the dealer is offering.

With KBB's tool you can even input more specific factors, such as the mileage and option packages, for a truer price comparison.

□   Seek Out CPO Programs Offered by the Manufacturer

You also want to make sure that the certified pre-owned vehicle you're considering is certified by the automaker. Manufacturers set out the strictest level of standards for their CPO programs, with the approach to restore the model back to its newest performance levels.

Still not sure about the finer points of the program you're looking into? Ask the dealership to see the car's certification summary to double check that the car's major mechanics have gotten the green light from a professional.

Models that earn Hyundai's certified pre-owned badge at Norm Reeves Hyundai must first pass a comprehensive 150-point vehicle inspection set out by the manufacturer. CPO buyers also benefit from reinstated factory-original equipment, such as a 3-month trial for satellite radio.

□   Get a Comprehensive Vehicle History Report

Offering a detailed window into a vehicle's past, access to a comprehensive vehicle history report should be mandatory for all used cars, even those that have been reconditioned and certified.

Having this information is what's going to help you ultimately compare one model to the next and decide whether the proposed value is fair when put alongside the car's previous and current condition, the repairs performed, and more.

Each Norm Reeves Hyundai certified vehicle is accompanied by a thorough CARFAX® vehicle history report and even made available in our online inventory.

□   Read the Warranty Closely

Since all manufacturer's certified warranties aren't necessarily created equal, when shopping CPO, it pays to be critical about what you get with your purchase. You want to seek out CPO programs that provide extensive powertrain coverage for at least 5 years, but you should also pay attention to other program benefits that may be complimentary now but will add up to money well spent in the long run.

Each Hyundai Certified vehicle comes with extensive vehicle coverage and benefits. including a reinstated 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 10-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance.

Get a Jump-Start on Your CPO Search!

With these tips in mind, you're sure to find a certified pre-owned model that suits your driving needs now and many years down the road.

If you're on the lookout for a local dealer with an exemplary CPO program, look no further than Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore at Cerritos Auto Square. We have one of the area's most extensive certified pre-owned inventories of Hyundai Certified models around Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim. Get started by viewing our selection online now!

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Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore

18818 Studebaker Road
Directions Cerritos, CA 90703

  • Sales: (562) 353-4062
  • Service: (877) 418-5252
  • Parts: (877) 499-9952


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