Buying a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle is a great choice for both you and your finances. While there are many CPO programs out there, Ford has one of the best in the industry. With comprehensive inspection, stringent requirements for eligibility, and a vast array of benefits, it’s no wonder Ford’s CPO vehicles are so popular at Stoneham Ford.
Only newer cars are eligible for the CPO program to ensure they meet the high standards set by the manufacturer. Vehicles over five years old or that have more than 80,000 miles aren’t eligible. A vehicle must also pass a CARFAX Vehicle History Report to ensure the title is clean and in the clear.
If a vehicle meets the initial eligibility requirements, it then goes through an extensive comprehensive inspection. Spanning 172 points, Ford’s CPO inspection is one of the most encompassing in the industry.
The inspection starts with the Vehicle History Report and emissions testing. Then, technicians move on to the road test in order to ensure everyday-driving equipment is fully operational. Looks matter, which is why the exterior undergoes a full inspection as well. The interior then undergoes a test that encompasses more than 50 points of the total inspection.
Ford-trained technicians then examine everything under the hood to ensure it’s in proper working order. If anything isn’t functioning properly, it’s replaced with manufacturer-provided parts.
Hybrid and Electric vehicles aren’t exempt. A specific section covering more than a dozen points is designed to find any existing and potential issues. Technicians then check out the frame before applying the finishing touches.
Drivers who choose to buy a Ford CPO vehicle will receive a variety of extra benefits as well. A seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain and one-year/12,000-mile comprehensive warranty come standard. Better yet, both warranties are transferable, free of charge. Drivers will also receive roadside assistance coverage, trip interruption reimbursement, a loaner car, and destination assistance as well.