Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned

At Malouf Pre-Owned, you will be presented with various popular brands among used car buyers. Within our inventory, you can find options consisting of family-sized SUVs, pickup trucks, fuel-efficient sedans, a sporty coupes, and much more. If you're planning to purchase a used vehicle, you will have two options when visiting our establishment. You can select between a traditional used vehicle or a certified pre-owned car. Each option has pros and cons, which you must weigh carefully before making your final decision. Find out the differences between a used vehicle and a certified pre-owned vehicle.

What Is A Used Vehicle?

A used vehicle consists of many things. To start, it has had at least one owner in the past. The price of a used vehicle can vary significantly depending on many factors, including the make, model, year, condition, and miles driven. The state of a used car is one of the more significant factors that impact the price and a customer's intentions on purchasing the vehicle. For example, a poorly cared-for vehicle costs much less and tends to push customers away from a purchase. However, suppose the vehicle is in stellar condition, has low miles, and has been treated with care. In that case, the price may be closer to the original sale price and operate well for a longer time with fewer problems and repairs, making it a more worthwhile investment.

What Is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

A certified pre-owned vehicle is a factory-certified used vehicle available for purchase at a dealership of the same brand. At Malouf Pre-Owned, we provide certified pre-owned cars consisting of Ford, Lincoln, Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, and Cadillac. Most of the time, a certified pre-owned vehicle is accident-free and has low mileage while only a few years old. These options are different from ordinary used vehicle because it comes with warranty coverage from the original manufacturer. In addition, this type of car is highly reliable because it has been properly inspected and repaired to achieve a "like-new" condition.

Different auto manufacturers set different requirements for certified pre-owned vehicles. Luckily, at Malouf Pre-Owned, we offer more than dealerships typically can with its certified pre-owned vehicles. We follow the criteria of Ford, Lincoln, Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, and Cadillac when determining if a vehicle can be deemed certified pre-owned. Selected cars will experience the automaker's Quality Assurance Inspection and receive a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. After they've finished the credential test, they'll receive warranty coverage from the original manufacturer, which is listed below. 

Certified Pre-Owned Programs

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Program
  • 172-point inspection

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Certified Pre-Owned Program

  • 172-Point Inspection
  • 6-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty†
  • 12-month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty†

Ford Certified Pre-Owned Program

  • 172-Point Inspection
  • 12-Month/12,000-Mile Comprehensive Warranty 
  • 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty

Lincoln Certified Pre-Owned Program

  • 200-Point Inspection
  • 6-year/100,000-mile Standard Coverage
  • 9-years/125,000-Mile Premium Coverage


Malouf Pre-Owned

1975 Us Highway 1
Directions North Brunswick, NJ 08902

  • FORD / LINCOLN: 866-951-8097
  • BUICK / GMC: 866-951-8097
  • CHEVY / CADILLAC: 732-821-1103


  • Monday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

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