Certified Pre-owned vs. Pre-owned Vehicles | Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge

What is a certified pre-owned vehicle? You’ve probably heard of this term, but you’re not sure how it’s different than a pre-owned vehicle. It can get confusing when you’re on the hunt for a reliable pre-owned vehicle. 


Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge, your Dodge dealer in Coon Rapids, MN, is proud to offer a large selection of certified pre-owned vehicles and pre-owned vehicles. Below, we’ve compared the two types of vehicles so you can decide which is best for you. 

What is Certified Pre-owned? 
The most important thing to know about certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles for sale in Coon Rapids, MN, is they are top-quality used cars that are inspected and backed by the manufacturers’ warranties. It essentially has the stamp of approval from the manufacturer. 

How does a pre-owned car get a stamp of approval? It has to pass a list of extensive tests to make sure it still meets the original requirements. Usually this list is a 125- to 150-point inspection. When a car gets the stamp, it receives a certification and extra features and warranties, like we offer in our Certified Pre-Owned Program. See the details of our program below: 

Warranty information: 
  • 3-month/3,000-mile maximum care warranty
  • Up to 7-Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty 
  • Lifetime Certified Upgrade Plans
Each of our certified pre-owned vehicles go through a 125-point inspection where the vehicle must meet the following standards: 
  • Qualification Standards
  • Ownership Materials
  • Mechanical Standards
  • Maintenance Standards
  • Appearance Standards
  • Detail Standards
Each vehicle receives a CARFAX vehicle history report that includes: 
  • Documents that the vehicle is clear of any prior title obligations. 
  • The CARFAX Buyback Guarantee protects you from unknowingly buying a used car with DMV-reported incidents (salvage, fire, flood damage, odometer problems or lemon history). This coverage lasts one year and is transferable.
Each vehicle receives roadside coverage and towing/roadside assistance. This includes: 
  • 24-hour "Sign and Go" (up to $100 per occurrence) includes:
  • Flat-tire service (with your good spare)
  • Gas delivery (up to two gallons)
  • Battery-jump assistance
  • Lockout service (i.e., keys locked in car, frozen lock, etc.)
  • Towing service (if vehicle is inoperative)
Each vehicle receives a car rental allowance. You’ll receive up to $35 per day ($175 maximum per occurrence) if your vehicle requires repairs, is inoperable due to the failure of a covered component, and the repairs take overnight. 

Go here to see our Certified Pre-Owned Program


What is Pre-owned? 
A pre-owned vehicle is essentially a used vehicle. The benefit of purchasing a pre-owned car over a certified pre-owned is that you can save more money. However, you’re not always guaranteed you won’t spend money on repairs down in the road.  

One downside to purchasing a non-certified pre-owned car is there is a greater chance of purchasing a lemon, which is a car that is found to be defective after you buy it. We do our very best to make sure our pre-owned vehicles do not have any defects. You can have peace of mind that you’re not purchasing a lemon when you opt for a certified pre-owned. 


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