What Qualifies As A Certified Pre-Owned Car?

by | Sep 22, 2016 | Automotive

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Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars are somewhat more expensive than a comparable used car, but a far sight less expensive than a new car. For considerably less money your pre-owned Ford dealer in Palos Hills can put you behind the wheel of car that; even though it has a few miles on it, feels and looks as good as new.

It is also easier to shop for CPO car. Because the vehicle has gone through an extensive multi-point inspection you can rest assured that it is excellent mechanical condition, a major concern when buying a used car. The vehicle is inspected by a factory trained mechanic, the mechanic makes sure that the vehicle measures up to the demands of the manufacturers certified pre-owned car program. If the inspector should find anything that is out of spec, the component is either repaired or replaced.

Which cars qualify?

When a new car buyer uses his or her current car as a trade in or a leased car is returned, the dealers closely evaluates the cars condition, if it meets the initial inspection it is considered a candidate for manufacturers CPO program. In the case of Ford, vehicles that are no older than five years and have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer can qualify.

If the vehicle meets these criteria, the certified pre-owned Ford dealer in Palos Hills assigns a factory trained mechanic; the mechanic puts the vehicle through a very arduous 172 point inspection. If the inspection uncovers any problems they are put right, the goal is to return the vehicle to as close as possible to the condition it was in when it was brand new.

The vehicle is then given a warranty on the powertrain and limited warranty cover on non powertain components.

CPO programs are ideal for those car buyers that want a car that is almost as good as new at a considerably lower price.

If you are looking for a high quality pre-owned vehicle you will be happy with the selection available at Hawk Ford Oak Lawn, your certified pre-owned Ford dealer in Palos Hills. Follow us on Twitter for latest updates.

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