What the Difference Between Used and Ford Certified Pre-Owned Models?

Buying used is a great way for Denville and Dover NJ drivers to save money on their next vehicle purchase. However, some may believe that means settling for a lot less than what a new model provides. Fortunately, that’s not always the case. The Ford Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program is a way for you to enjoy a like-new ownership experience at a significantly reduced price point. Here's a quick look at what sets CPO models apart from used.

Guaranteed Clean Vehicle History

While a used car is any previously owned model, only the best vehicles are eligible for the CPO designation. To even be considered for certification, a car must be within five years of the current model year and have fewer than 80,000 miles. It must also have a clean vehicle history report. Title issues, flood damage, frame damage, odometer issues, and salvages immediately disqualify a vehicle from CPO consideration.

Comprehensive Inspection

Next, Ford service experts perform a complete 172-point examination to ensure the vehicle meets Ford's strict standards. Any issue that can't be 100-percent repaired or replaced disqualifies it from the program. The inspection covers the engine, transmission, steering, brakes, suspension, electrical, A/C, heat, safety systems, technology, and emissions.

Extra Benefits

While an average used car generally doesn't carry a warranty, a Ford CPO does. If applicable, the vehicle is covered by the original Ford New-Vehicle Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty. When that warranty expires, a comprehensive limited warranty covers the vehicle for 12 months or 12,000 miles. Additionally, a powertrain limited warranty covers the vehicle for seven years from the beginning of the new-vehicle warranty (or 100,000 total miles). Roadside assistance is available 24/7 for the length of the limited warranty and includes reimbursement for travel expenses (up to $500), emergency transportation (up to $75), and rental cars ($30/day for five days).

Explore Ford Certified Pre-Owned Cars, Trucks, and SUVs near Morristown and Rockaway, NJ

For more information about the Ford CPO program and available CPO models, contact Performance Ford or visit us for a test drive. We'll be happy to assist you.

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