What Is the Difference Between Pre-Owned and Certified Pre-Owned?


At Heritage Honda Parkville, we offer a variety of new, used, and certified pre-owned Honda vehicles to our customers. We understand the value that each type offers, attracting different kinds of car buyers. That said, our customers often enter our dealership wondering, “which option is better?”

While purchasing a new car can be an exciting experience, they aren’t always the most affordable, especially for those who may be on a budget. Fortunately, at Heritage Honda Parkville, we also provide generous selections of pre-owned Honda vehicles for our customers as a more affordable alternative. Regardless of which type you opt for, as an Authorized Car Buying Center, we guarantee:

  • No hidden Fees
  • No add-ons
  • No Upcharges
All our pre-owned vehicles are clearly priced. The value you see includes
  •  Maryland state inspection fee 
  • Freight/destination charges
  • Reconditioning fees
  • Certification fees

Certified pre-owned vehicles are used late-model vehicles that have received a thorough 101-point inspection. These multi-point inspections cover everything from the intricate components of the engine to aesthetic features like interior seating and the infotainment system. Certified pre-owned vehicles also come with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty.

A pre-owned vehicle is a used car that hasn’t received a certification from a manufacturer or dealership; that's the major difference, at least when you buy from us at Heritage Honda Parkville. The pre-owned vehicles we sell on our lot undergo a 101-point inspection, which checks for drivability, mechanics, interior, and exterior, and include a complimentary vehicle history report.

Which should you go with? The preferred option all depends on your budget, and what you expect out of a vehicle. If you’re still on the fence, our team of auto experts at Heritage Honda Parkville is excited to help. We’re the Honda dealer serving Baltimore, MD that you can trust for all your automotive needs. We’ll strive to work with your budget to help you leave our lot behind the wheel of the best-suited Honda!

Categories: Pre-Owned Inventory