If you’re familiar with certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles, you know they do cost a little more than vehicles that aren’t part of a CPO program. When you buy a CPO model at Knudtsen Chevrolet, the Rathdrum certified pre-owned Chevrolet dealer, you’ll get a late-model Chevy with low mileage. Chevrolet CPO models must undergo a strict inspection and reconditioning process. Think of certified preowned Chevys as almost-new cars that have already taken the depreciation hit you’ll get when you buy a new model.
If you’re not sure of the benefits of buying a certified preowned Chevrolet for sale in Rathdrum, we’ll go over the merits of Chevy CPO cars, trucks and SUVs.
Only Chevys in the Best Condition Qualify
Chevrolet only accepts late-model vehicles with low mileage and clean history reports into its CPO program. To qualify for certified pre-owned status, a Chevy must be within six years of the current model year and have no more than 75,000 miles on the odometer. Many CPO models are significantly newer than the required six years, and some are lease returns that may only be three years old. Lease returns must be well-maintained, so they make excellent certified pre-owned cars.
Multi-point Inspection and Reconditioning
Every Chevrolet CPO vehicle must pass a thorough 172-point vehicle inspection. The car will be reconditioned, as needed. Vehicles that have experienced major collision damage are excluded from being sold as part of the certified pre-owned program.
Chevrolet requires CPO models to be up to date with recall repairs. When you buy a certified preowned Chevy, all recall repairs will have been performed. Used cars don’t carry this requirement.
Certified pre-owned Chevrolets come with a 6-Year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. Buyers also get 24-hour roadside assistance that lasts for the duration of the powertrain warranty.
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Chevy CPO models get two free maintenance visits during the first two years or 24,000 miles. These service visits include oil changes, filter changes, tire rotations and multi-point inspections.
The Chevrolet certified pre-own program allows buyers to return the vehicle and exchange it for another model within three days or 150 miles from purchase. This is a significant benefit that only comes when buying a CPO model.
Chevy certified preowned vehicles with the OnStar emergency telematics service come with a three-month trial. OnStar includes roadside assistance, automatic crash response, turn-by-turn navigation, and advanced diagnostics.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial
Certified preowned Chevrolet models with satellite radio come with a three-month trial subscription to the SiriusXM All Access package. Buyers can listen to more than 150 channels of music, talk, news, and more. OnStar subscribers can use the service in their cars, via an app, or online.
When you add up all the benefits of buying a CPO model, you can see that it’s a great way to get behind the wheel of an exceptional car, truck or SUV. Visit Knudtsen Chevrolet and discover our inventory of certified pre-owned models or search our selection online. Look for our Certified Pre-Owned Specials for our best deals.