What is a Certified Used Car?

March 3rd, 2020 by

What is a Certified Used Car?A certified used car, also known as a certified pre-owned (CPO) car, is a newer used car that has a limited number of miles in the rearview mirror. CPO cars also tend to include the following:

  • A detailed inspection
  • A limited factory warranty
  • Roadside assistance
  • A complimentary vehicle history report

Drivers in the greater Chicago area ask us all the time about what a certified used car is. That’s why the team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram put together this CPO overview.

Give it a read and then contact us to learn more about buying a CPO car in the Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park areas.

Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Certified Used Car Inspection

What is a Certified Used Car?One thing that differentiates certified vs. used cars is that CPO vehicles have undergone an even more rigorous inspection to ensure that they meet the highest of standards. For CJDR certified vehicles, this is a 125-point inspection that covers everything, including:

  • Engine and powertrain condition
  • Exterior and paint condition
  • Maintenance standards and fluid checks
  • Interior detailing
  • A road test

Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram CPO cars also need to meet certain qualification standards before they’re inspected: They need to have under 75,000 miles on their odometer and be five model years or newer. They also need a clean title and no frame damage.

Limited Factory Warranty for CPO Vehicles

What is a Certified Used Car?Once a vehicle has passed the inspection, it’s guaranteed with two limited factory warranties:

  • 7-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • 3-month/3,000-mile Maximum Care Warranty

What is a Certified Used Car?The Maximum Care Warranty runs for three months from date of purchase or 3,000 miles (whichever comes sooner). It covers most vehicle components. The Powertrain Limited Warranty runs for seven years from model year date or for up to 100,000 miles on the odometer.

This covers repair or replacement of most major powertrain components, including transmission, engine, and driveline. Contact the team at your dealership to learn more about the CPO warranties.

Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance Chicago IL As long as you’re under warranty, your certified used car will come with 24/7 roadside assistance. This includes:

  • Towing
  • Flat-tire service
  • Gas delivery
  • Battery-jump assistance
  • Lockout service

It also comes with a car rental allowance in the event that your vehicle needs extensive repairs or is inoperable due to the failure of a covered component. Our dealership will equip you with the wheels you need to get back to your day ASAP, with certain, minimal conditions. Contact us to learn more.

Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report with Every CPO Car

What is a Certified Used Car?Finally, there’s the CARFAX® vehicle history report. This comes complimentarily with every certified used car on our lot so that you know exactly where your car has been. This comprehensive report gives you all the details you need to have complete confidence in your decision, including:

  • Vehicle registration
  • Title information
  • Odometer readings
  • Prior accident indicators
  • Service and repair information

While the test drive can give you a great feel for what a used car can offer, we provide this free report for added convenience and peace of mind.

Learn More about Certified Used Cars

Do you want to learn more about what a certified used car can bring to your drives around Skokie, Forest Park, and Park Ridge? Then contact the team at Marino CJDR and we’ll go over our CPO program in detail and tell you more about how a certified used car can match your lifestyle.

Drivers in the greater Chicago area can contact us to test drive a CPO car today!


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