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A Look at Ford Certified Pre-Owned

The Ins and Outs of the Manufacturer's Program


A Look at Ford Certified Pre-Owned

2006 Ford Focus

Photo © Ford

Before buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, check out this explanation of the certified pre-owned program offered by Ford. This explains the warranty program for the manufacturer; how old the certified pre-owned vehicles are, and other benefits you can expect from the manufacturer's certified pre-owned program.

To qualify for certified pre-owned status, each used Ford must be less than 6 model years old and have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer. Other websites have it wrong that eight-year old vehicles are eligible. They're not.

The vehicle history report looks for things like: flood vehicles; fire damage; frame damage; salvage vehicles; branded title; odometer issues; accident history; and, vehicle title history.

Here are some of the other criteria for a vehicle to become Ford certified pre-owned:

  • It must pass a 169 point-by-point exam.
  • The 6-year/100,000-mile warranty provides coverage for the engine, transmission and more; and, fully transferable warranty.
  • The warranty covers more than 500 components, including many high-tech parts, as well as the failure of covered components due to abnormal wear resulting from defective materials or workmanship, in addition to mechanical break downs.
  • There is also a three-month, 3,000 mile comprehensive warranty from the time of sale. See the Ford certified pre-owned site for complete details.
  • Special financing is available as well as a trial subscription to Sirius/XM radio and 24-hour roadside assistance.

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