Tips for buying a pre-owned Audi vehicle


Tips for buying a pre-owned Audi vehicle

Buying a certified pre-owned, or CPO vehicle is an attractive option for many prospective car buyers who are not in the market for a brand-new vehicle. Certified pre-owned cars will cost more than the same make and models that aren’t certified, but there are several benefits to buying certified pre-owned, and it’s a worthy long-term investment. At Pfaff Audi, our customers can find high-end certified pre-owned Audi vehicles at our Pre-Owned Sales Facility in Woodbridge, ON. Our certified pre-owned Audi vehicles are here and ready for you to take them out for a test drive. If you are looking for some tips for buying a pre-owned Audi vehicle, then you have come to the right place. Read on to learn more! 

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Know who certified the vehicle before you buy it

When shopping for a CPO car, it’s important to know if the certification comes directly from the manufacturer, a dealership, or an independent third party. All certified pre-owned vehicles are inspected and reconditioned, but the certification standards vary based upon who inspects and reconditions. Manufacturer standards are likely to be significantly stricter than those of an independent dealership. At Pfaff Audi, all of our certified pre-owned vehicles come with a complete CARFAX vehicle history report.

Understand the certification before you sign the paperwork 

Certifications will differ depending on the dealer. To get the most out of your CPO vehicle, you must understand the certification. Many car buyers choose to spend more money on a certified pre-owned vehicle for the promise of a warranty. Manufacturers typically offer a better warranty than dealerships or third parties. Before you sign the paperwork, make sure that you understand the warranty as well as what’s covered (and what’s not). A good CPO warranty should cover your needs such as roadside assistance and even a free loaner car when yours is in the shop. Read all the details of the warranty and ask for clarification if something is missing or doesn’t make sense. Your Pfaff Audi representative can walk you through the certified pre-owned vehicle contract and help you understand the certified pre-owned Audi process.

Check out the certification checklist and maintenance history on the vehicle you are looking at

Every authentic certified pre-owned vehicle should have a certification checklist and a history report of maintenance and repairs. As a potential buyer, you have the right to request and see the checklist and report before you buy the vehicle. Reputable dealers conduct thorough inspections on CPO’s; usually eclipsing 150-points.

Do a little research to ensure that you are paying a reasonable price 

Since you will be spending more on a certified pre-owned car, it’s essential that you’re paying a fair price. Check out the asking price for a vehicle of the same make, model, and condition that’s not certified and see how it compares to the price of the CPO vehicle. Even if you have limited knowledge and experience with cars, you should be able to tell if the CPO car is a great deal or not so much. We recommend that you click here to learn more about the Pfaff Difference. 

These are just a few tips for buying a certified pre-owned Audi vehicle form our Pfaff Audi Pre-Owned Sales Facility. If you are looking for more reasons why you should buy a certified pre-owned Audi, then we encourage you to come to check out our inventory at our Pre-Owned Sales Facility in Woodbridge, ON, today.

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