Certified Pre-Owned Benefits

Why Georgia Drivers Choose Certified Pre-Owned Acura Vehicles

Did you know there's an alternative to choosing a new Acura MDX? If you'd like a lower cost on this luxury SUV, try shopping certified pre-owned at Acura of Columbus. In the CPO inventory, you'll see Acura models manufactured in later years. Each one, while being previously owned, has less mileage and modern amenities. Who says that you're settling when you choose a pre-owned model? Find out more about certified Acura cars and SUVs here in Columbus, GA.

How Does a Pre-Owned Acura Become Certified?


The CPO program is not available to all used models with the Acura logo. To become fully certified, the vehicle must belong in the present Acura lineup. It must be less than six years old and have less than 80,000 miles on its odometer. With those guidelines met, it'll be time for the mandatory CPO inspection. A factory-trained Acura service technician will follow a 182-point checklist to inspect the entire vehicle, from the undercarriage to the cabin to under the hood.

  • Windshield and Wiper Blades
  • Headlights and Fog Lights
  • Front Doors and Side Mirrors
  • Suspension
  • Power Steering
  • Brake Lights and Taillights
  • Engine and Transmission
  • Water Pump
  • Radiator and Alternator
  • Coolant Hoses
  • Air Filters and Fluids
  • Floor Mats and Seatbelts
  • Tires & Wheels
  • Brake Pads, Rotors and Calipers
  • A/C Compressor and Condenser
  • Bumpers and Fenders
  • Headrests and Carpet
  • Glove Box and Cupholders
  • Navigation System
  • Dashboard Controls

Another big part of the inspection is the road test. We'll drive around Columbus in the soon-to-be-certified Acura RDX and listen for strange sounds and feel for any inconsistencies in handling, steering, and braking. If any checkpoint doesn't adhere to our high standards, we'll recondition or repair it with genuine OEM parts. Once it passes the required inspection, it'll go on sale in our certified pre-owned Acura inventory.

Warranty Protection for Certified Pre-Owned Acura

The biggest difference between used and certified pre-owned models is the warranty coverage. The Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty will include seven-year/100,000-mile protection for the powertrain. Another form of protection is Roadside Assistance, which will have your back in the worst scenarios. If you need a jumpstart, fuel delivery, have a flat tire, need a tow, or get locked out, we'll be there for you in a heartbeat.

If you buy a used Acura, you will not have these same benefits. Do you want to enjoy the peace-of-mind protection for trips to The National Infantry Museum in Columbus, GA? If you want a dependable vehicle that looks and performs like new, upgrade to CPO at your local Acura dealership.

Move Forward with Your CPO Purchase Online

You can buy your certified pre-owned Acura online. Acura of Columbus gives you a five-step virtual experience that saves you hours of in-person dealership visits. After picking out your CPO vehicle, you'll move to the second step of choosing a purchase plan. Are you planning to pay cash or finance your luxury SUV? You'll select a term length, down payment, and credit score. The next step will be personalizing what you'll pay each month. If you have a trade-in, it'll impact your payments positively.

Start Driving Your Certified Pre-Owned Acura in Columbus

The fourth step is the most important. You'll get approved for credit to purchase your certified pre-owned Acura. Now that you've completed the first four steps, all that's left is documentation and delivery. Uploading your insurance card and driver's license is simple. You can either come to 6549 Whittlesey Boulevard to pick up your new ride or have us bring it to you. We offer complimentary vehicle delivery within 100 miles of our Columbus dealership. If you want it delivered, let us know where to bring your Acura along with the final paperwork.

  • Our Roadside Assistance program covers emergency fuel delivery, battery jump-start, emergency lockout assistance, flat tire changes, and even emergency towing to the nearest Acura dealership if your vehicle is disabled
  • Acura is pleased to provide urgent-message relaying, shipment of personal items, 24-hour weather information, and much more
  • Warranty Coverage: The Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty extends the powertrain coverage to 7 years*/100,000 total odometer miles (whichever occurs first).
  • Acura Certified Warranty

    * Prices shown do not include taxes or license. Prices shown include a destination & handling charge. The destination & handling charge for ILX, TLX, RLX, RDX, and MDX is $995, $1,025, or $1,045, NSX is $1,800 or $1,995, and PMC editions is $1,995. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

    ** Based on current year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.