If you’re worried about reliability and costly repairs when buying a used car, we have a suggestion for you: Consider a certified pre-owned (or CPO) vehicle, which includes a manufacturer-backed warranty but offers a substantial discount compared to the price of a new car. In our latest video, we’re taking a closer look at Mazda’s certified pre-owned program.
In order to qualify for Mazda’s certified pre-owned program, a vehicle must undergo a thorough check of its title or accident history. Mazda also requires that a car be less than 5 years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer before it can be certified. Finally, technicians perform a 164-point inspection on each car to make sure there aren’t any unseen problems or issues.
As for warranty coverage, Mazda offers 12 months or 12,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage that starts when the original bumper-to-bumper warranty expires. As an added bonus, the certified pre-owned warranty tacks on an additional 2 years or 40,000 miles to the original powertrain coverage for a total of 7 years or 100,000 miles. Drivers also have the option to buy longer warranty coverage for an extra fee.
If you have any issues with your CPO Mazda, you’ll be able to take it to any dealership for service. The brand’s warranty is fully transferable — and it touts no deductible. It also comes with a few excellent perks such as 24-hour roadside assistance, a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM radio and special financing rates.
While a certified pre-owned vehicle may cost more than a typical used car, it also offers extra peace of mind — and that’s highly important for many drivers. Find a Certified Mazda for sale