Buying a used car can be a bit stressful because the last thing you want to do is take on someone else’s headaches. That’s where buying a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle can ease your mind and save you some money. In our latest video, we’re taking a look at GMC’s certified pre-owned program to see how it stacks up against rival certified programs.
Before a car qualifies for GMC’s certified pre-owned program, it must meet several important standards. First, there’s a thorough check of the vehicle’s history to ensure that there’s no unseen flood, fire or frame damage. GM also requires the car be less than 6 model years old and have less than 75,000 miles on it. At that point, trained technicians check out the car, giving it a 172-point inspection to ensure there are no serious problems or issues.
When it comes to warranties and benefits, we like that the GMC certified pre-owned program has a 3-day, 150-mile guarantee. If you aren’t completely satisfied with your vehicle within that time frame, you can bring it back in and exchange it for another vehicle. The program also includes a 12-month, 12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and powertrain coverage for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles from the vehicle’s original sale date. There’s also no deductible for covered repairs, and both warranties are fully transferable.
The GMC certified pre-owned program also features some nice perks, such as a scheduled maintenance plan 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 a trial subscription to GM’s OnStar system.
While a CPO GMC may cost a little more than other used cars, the perks you get — and the peace of mind that comes with a manufacturer-backed warranty — probably justifies the added cost. Find a Certified GMC car, truck or SUV for sale