If you’re interested in buying a used car but worried about maintenance and repair costs, you may want to consider a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. Certified pre-owned vehicles are recent used models with manufacturer-backed warranties and a substantial discount compared to the new price. Not all certified pre-owned programs are created equal, so today, we’re looking at the ins and outs of Jeep’s certified pre-owned program.
In order to qualify for Jeep’s certified pre-owned program, a vehicle must meet several requirements. First, there’s a thorough check of the car’s title and accident history to ensure there are no unseen issues. The automaker also requires that a car be 5 years old or less, with fewer than 75,000 miles on the odometer, before it can be certified. Finally, specially trained technicians carry out an inspection on the car.
When it comes to warranty coverage, certified pre-owned Jeep models have a 7-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, an increase of 2 years over the standard powertrain warranty. Certified pre-owned Jeeps also offer a 3-month or 3,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty beginning when the vehicle’s original warranty ends. Drivers looking for more coverage can buy additional warranties for an extra fee.
If you have an issue with a certified pre-owned Jeep, there’s a $100 deductible per visit, and you can take it to any Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM dealer for repairs. Jeep’s CPO warranty is also fully transferable one time only for a small fee. As for perks, Jeep’s certified pre-owned program offers 24-hour roadside assistance, a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM radio and up to five days of rental-car allowence at $35 per day during covered repairs.