If buying a used car leaves you anxious, we have a suggestion for you: Consider buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, which includes a manufacturer-backed warranty for additional peace of mind. Today, we’re taking a look at Chevrolet’s CPO program to see what it has to offer.
Before a car enters General Motors’ certified pre-owned program, it must meet some high standards. Following a thorough vehicle-history check to ensure there’s no major damage history, trained technicians perform a 172-point inspection on the vehicle. GM also requires the car must be less than 6 model years old and have less than 75,000 miles on it.
As for the warranty itself, one benefit is a 3-day, 150-mile guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with your car within that time frame, you can bring it back and exchange it for another vehicle.
Of course, there are also some longer warranty benefits. One is a 12-month, 12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, along with fully transferable powertrain coverage that lasts up to 6 years or 100,000 miles. There’s no deductible for repairs, and both warranties are fully transferable. GM’s CPO program also gives you a scheduled maintenance program at no charge, which includes two service visits over 2 years/24,000 miles. You’ll also get a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM radio, along with 24-hour roadside assistance and a trial subscription to GM’s OnStar system.
While a certified pre-owned Chevrolet may cost a little more than other used cars, we think the perks and added benefits you get from the program help justify the cost increase. Find a CPO Chevrolet for sale