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August 17, 2023

Get to Know Their Respective Selling Points to Make an Informed Choice

Are you planning to buy a secondhand auto but unsure whether to go for a used car or a certified pre-owned (CPO) one? You probably want to know the key difference between the two so you’ll know which makes a better investment choice.

We at Veteran Car Donations are here to help you out as we examine the two types of secondhand vehicles, pointing out their respective selling points.


Used Cars

Used cars are simply vehicles that have previously been owned and driven by one or more people. You can find them at dealerships, online stores, or through private sellers. They are typically cheaper than CPO cars, but they may not come with warranties. This means that when you buy a used car, you’ll take on all the possible defects or repair issues that such a vehicle might have.

Another thing to keep in mind when purchasing a used vehicle is that it may have wear and tear or other issues that come with age and usage. While you may be able to get a great deal, you need to thoroughly inspect the vehicle and ask for its maintenance history. It’s also a good idea to buy an extended warranty or mechanical breakdown insurance to cover any unexpected repairs that might arise.


Certified Pre-Owned Cars

On the other hand, a certified pre-owned car is a used auto that’s undergone a thorough inspection and refurbishment process by the manufacturer or dealership. They’ll check everything from the mechanical systems to the overall appearance and condition of the car. They will also make any necessary repairs or replacements before selling the vehicle, which will come with a manufacturer’s warranty, usually extending beyond its original warranty period.

A CPO car often has a higher price tag than a used automobile. However, it may come with extra benefits that you won’t find in a regular used car. The benefits may include getting the vehicle’s history report, getting roadside assistance in case of a road accident, and getting a loaner vehicle as a replacement if the car has to stay in the dealership service center for some time for repairs. Because it’s backed by the manufacturer, you can feel more confident and secure about your purchase.


Which Is Right for You?

When it comes to deciding between a used auto and a CPO car, your decision will boil down to what you want and what you can afford. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly car and you’re okay with taking a chance on potential issues, then a used car might be good enough for you. However, if you want a car that’s been given an extensive checkup, is fully repaired, and comes with a manufacturer’s warranty, then a CPO car might be the better option if you don’t mind shelling out extra cash.

Whatever you choose, don’t forget to do your homework. Check out the car’s history report, ask for maintenance records, and take the car out for a test drive. Of course, don’t forget to try to negotiate the price. You never know how much money you could save!


We Can Make Something Good Out of Your Beater

Are you thinking of buying a secondhand car to replace the much older auto that’s been giving you a lot of headaches lately? After buying its replacement, dispose of that clunker quickly by donating it to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll make something good out of that car by converting it into a tool for making life better for the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area.

Our team will auction off your car and use the proceeds to support the life-enhancement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations cater to former U.S. service members who are homeless and impoverished, those who are unable to find decent jobs, and those who are suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health issues.

Thanks to your generous contribution, our charity partners will be able to provide more deserving veterans with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other benefits.

Your donation will entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. We’ll mail you the 100% tax-deductible sales tax receipt of your car soon after its sale. You will also benefit from our free pickup and towing service, which is available to our donors in all parts of the United States.

Aside from the material rewards in store for you as our donor, you’ll also have something to be proud of, knowing that your donation will be used to help transform the lives of our nation’s hurting heroes.

We accept almost all types of vehicles regardless of their ages or conditions. Visit this page to learn what else you can donate aside from standard cars.

For more information regarding our vehicle donation program, including our quick and easy donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or write to us here. We’ll respond to you as soon as possible way.

Touch the Lives of Our Heroes with Your Car Donation Today!

Let our heroes know how much you appreciate their sacrifice and service to our nation with your vehicle donation. Show them your gratitude by helping them live the decent and dignified life they deserve. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out this secure donation form now! 

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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