How Car Companies Inspect Vehicles for Certified Pre-Owned Programs
Purchasing a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a smart way to get a like-new car, truck, or SUV at a great price with a formidable warranty.
Those offered as a part of a CPO program through an auto manufacturer must meet minimum standards for age and condition, and must pass a rigorous inspection process designed to ensure that they are of the highest quality.
Inspection and certification processes vary between programs, but they all offer an extension of the original vehicle warranty and most include a vehicle history report, roadside assistance for a short term, and a limited subscription to satellite radio and subscription-based services at no additional cost to the new owner.
Some CPO programs allow buyers to exchange the vehicle for something else, within specific time and mileage restrictions.