Should I Purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

If you are thinking about purchasing a pre-owned vehicle, chances are, you've been weighing the difference between a used vehicle and a certified pre-owned model. While both options are great, certified pre-owned models come with a host of benefits that make the purchase even more worthwhile. What are these benefits you ask? Keep reading to learn all about them and why you should purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle from St. Clair Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!


What makes a vehicle certified pre-owned?
In order for any Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram vehicle to be considered a CPO model, it needs to meet a certain set of qualifications. In order to even be considered for the CPO program, the CDJR vehicle must be five model years old or newer, have less than 75,000 miles of the odometer, no frame damage, and a clean title. If the vehicle meets those qualifications, it then moves to the rigorous 125-point appearance and mechanical inspection. 

What does the 125-point inspection include exactly?
The 125-point inspection is incredibly thorough, covering every part of the vehicle and out. The first thing that is looked at is the ownership materials, making sure that the warranty and owner's manual are included and there is an operation key. Inspectors then move to the mechanical standards which includes the pre-road test underhood checks, operational checks, a road test, how the steering performs, equipment operation, powertrain performance, how the brakes perform, overall vehicle comfort, and the post-road test. Then the maintenance standards are checked. This is where inspectors check all the fluids and change them if needed. The appearance of a vehicle is very important to some people and that is why the inspection includes an appearance standards category. At this point in the inspection they are checking the exterior condition, interior condition, the exterior detailing, and interior detailing. 

What are the benefits of purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle?
In addition to knowing that you are purchasing an incredibly safe and reliable vehicle, as it has gone through and passed the 125-point inspection, you are also gaining a host of serious benefits. First up are the warranties. The Powertrain Limited Warranty covers 7-years or 100,000 miles, covering the repair or replacement of most major powertrain parts. A 3-month or 3,000 miles Maximum Care Warranty is also included, covering most vehicle components over $5,000. There are also quite a few available warranty upgrade plans that you can ask our sales or finance associates about! You also get a CARFAX report, introductory subscription to SiriusXM radio, and 24-hour roadside assistance! 

Where can I learn more about your certified pre-owned inventory?
If you live in the St. Clair, Michigan area you can head down to the dealership now and speak with our sales team! They are the most informative about the CPO vehicles we have to offer on our lot! You can also peruse all the CPO models we have in stock with our online inventory from the comfort of your home with ease. See something you like? Give our sales team a call to learn more! 

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