Why Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Why Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

Driving a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is more than just driving a used car. With a CPO Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle, you get the confidence of knowing it's backed by a 7-year/100,000 mile warranty and has passed an extremely thorough inspection. Keep reading below to learn more about all the great benefits of purchasing a certified pre-owned Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle from Flagler CDJR!

Qualifying CPO vehicles

To qualify to be certified pre-owned, the vehicle must meet strict criteria and expectations. The vehicle's odometer must read less than 75,000 miles, and the vehicle can't be older than five model years to instill confidence in the next owner. The vehicle must also come with a clean title and operational key. If there is any damage to the vehicle's frame, it is automatically ineligible to be a CPO car. These are just some of the factors for a vehicle to be considered for the CPO program. If these criteria are met, the vehicle will move on to the 125-point inspection.

125-point vehicle inspection

The next in becoming a CPO vehicle is the rigorous 125-point inspection. The inspection will test the vehicle's mechanical equipment like braking, steering, suspension, and engine performance. Once the mechanical equipment has all been tested and the operational checks have been performed, the vehicle will be taken on a road test to ensure smooth gear shifts, easy ignition, wheel alignment, and more. The vehicle's instruments, including cruise control, infotainment, and gauge cluster, will also be tested. After the road test, the maintenance items will be checked. This includes changing the oil and oil filter, transmission fluid, and differential fluids. The air filters, brakes, tires, coolant, exhaust, engine belts, and hoses. Next, the vehicle must meet appearance standards. The vehicle's exterior will be checked for defects, missing or incorrectly-placed decals and emblems, cracks in the glass and light covers, and more. Inside, the vehicle's dash panel, door panels, carpets, floor mats, headliner, and seats will be checked for damage or stains. Finally, the vehicle will get a full interior, exterior, and engine bay detail with an exterior wax.

7-year/100,000-mile warranty

The Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle of your choosing has a powertrain warranty that runs for seven years, or until the odometer reads 100,000 miles from the day, it was purchased as new, whichever comes first. This limited powertrain warranty covers the replacement costs of most major powertrain components, including the engine, transmission, and driveline. In addition, a deductible will be applied for each covered repair visit. Additional warranties are available to complement the 7-year warranty and provide drivers with even more confidence when purchasing a CPO car, including the Maximum Care Plan, Powertrain Care, and Added Care Plus.

Other benefits of buying CPO

Beyond the confidence you get with the 125-point inspection and warranties, there are even more benefits to buying a certified pre-owned vehicle. First, every single CPO vehicle comes with a full Carfax vehicle report. This report checks for title and registration information, accidents, vehicle usage, recall information, service records, and more. Additionally, all certified CDJR vehicles come with 24-hour towing and roadside assistance. This coverage includes gas delivery, jump-start service, flat tire repair, lockout services, and towing services if the vehicle is inoperable.

Purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle in Palm Coast, FL

Here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we stock certified pre-owned vehicles to give drivers all the benefits of buying a new car while paying the used car price. Our friendly sales team is ready to help you find the perfect CPO car for you. You can also check out our full pre-owned inventory right here on our website to start your search today. Also on our website, you can read reviews, apply for financing, and value your trade-in vehicle. If you have any questions, the Flagler CDJR sales team is ready to help. You can contact us by phone, in-store, or right here on our website. We hope to hear from you soon!

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