Pre-Owned vs GM Certified Pre-Owned: Which is Right For Me?

Luxury or power? Performance or cutting-edge technology? What most people love about the GMC and Buick brands is that they’re not “either/or,” they’re “both.”
What makes their new vehicles so enticing is also what puts their pre-owned models a cut above other used cars in Lansing, Michigan.

Pre-Owned Buick and GMC Vehicles


Why buy used? Selection, for starters. We take trade-ins almost daily, so we have used cars from many brands.

Those vehicles also cost less, which in turn leads to a lower cost to insure, and a lower cost for everything from used car financing to long-term ownership. Leveling up? Our GMC trucks and Buick SUVs hold their value well, too.

GM Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

What makes a GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicle stand out? That certification stands for some high standards.
A GM Certified Pre-Owned vehicle must be six years old or newer with fewer than 75,000 miles. It must have a clean title and it has to pass a 172-point bumper-to-bumper inspection.
Brand requirements aside, many cars don’t measure up. The ones that make the cut cost slightly more, but you’re also getting your money’s worth — and then some.

  • A six-year / 100,000 mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • A 12-month / 12,000 mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
  • Roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
  • A scheduled maintenance program
  • Trials of OnStar® and SiriusXM All-Access™
  • A free vehicle history report
  • And much more — your Lansing GMC dealer will discuss the program’s terms and conditions.

Why LaFontaine Buick GMC Lansing?

If you’re still on the fence at decision time, we can help. If you’re building or rebuilding credit, a used car gets you the transportation you need for a lower initial payment and lower monthly payments. Buying a certified pre-owned model, however, gives you many of the benefits of a new car (including advanced infotainment and safety technology) for less money.
But remember that the dealership you choose is as important as the vehicle you choose, which is why so many people trust LaFontaine Buick GMC Lansing when it’s time to buy their next used vehicle. Stop in today and see how we can help you!