What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

August 30th, 2018 by

Cars parked in a row outside.

It’s time to buy your next car around Dayton and you’ve decided you don’t need something brand new, but you are worried about buying a used car. You’re not stuck between a rock and a hard place; you’re shopping for a Certified Pre-Owned car. What does Certified Pre-Owned mean? We’re glad you asked.

What is a CPO Vehicle?

The first question we get at New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is usually “certified by who?” and the answer is “it depends.”

Each of our CPO vehicles is certified by a CDJR-trained technician who performs an extensive inspection per the automaker’s guidelines. There’s a mileage limit and an age limit, so you know a CPO Chrysler or Jeep hasn’t undergone excessive wear and tear.

A CPO vehicle from another dealership, though, could be a scam. We’re not talking about a Honda or Ford dealership, but drivers should be wary of “certified” cars that are not tied to a particular brand. These “dealership certifications” can be ways to pad the bottom line — you should always check your benefits and read the small print if you’re worried.

Benefits of a Certified Pre-Owned Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or Ram

What does Certified Pre-Owned mean for us? At New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, it means we have an option for the Springfield driver who wants the peace of mind of a new car with the affordability of a used car. Perks of the CPO program include:

  • 3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Warranty
  • Up to 7-Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • Lifetime Certified Upgrade Plans
  • CARFAX vehicle history report
  • Detailed 125-point inspection
  • Roadside coverage with rental allowance

Find Your Certified Vehicle Today

We know that shopping for a car on a budget can be tough, but New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram’s selection of CPO models makes it a bit easier. Be sure to act quickly if you see one you like; each is unique and likely has another driver or two with an eye on its price and odometer.

Contact us today to learn more about what Certified Pre-Owned means at New Carlisle Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, and take a look at our guide to car repair financing while you’re still here!


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