What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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Drivers in and around Watsonville rave about our new and used vehicles, but many aren’t sure exactly what certified pre-owned means. This is a unique category of vehicles at the rare union of the high quality and condition of a new model year alongside the attractive price point of a used model. You get the best of both worlds! Learn more about the CPO meaning for Dodge and RAM vehicles and explore the benefits of choosing certified pre-owned with the auto experts at Santa Cruz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

CPO Meaning

It takes a special kind of used Dodge or RAM vehicle to be considered certified pre-owned, so what does CPO mean? In order to qualify for the CPO program, used cars must meet a strict set of regulations:

  • The vehicle must pass a rigorous 125-point inspection of mechanical and appearance features, performed by certified Dodge & RAM technicians
  • The vehicle must have a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report
  • Must have less than 75,000 miles on the odometer
  • Must be from within the last five model years

It’s not easy for a vehicle to qualify as a CPO, so Scotts Valley shoppers can rest easy knowing they’re making a quality choice. Try out our model comparison tool to find which work-ready vehicle fits you and your driving needs!

Explore the Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Cars

If the security, performance, and quality of a brand new vehicle are what you need for your Capitola trips but you don’t want to break the bank, a certified Dodge provides an excellent middle ground. Talk to our finance center or check out our payment calculator to see how your prospective vehicle feels for your budget. In addition to knowing your prospective vehicle has met the highest standards for a pre-owned car, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Factory-backed 7-year/100,000-mile Powertrain limited warranty runs from date vehicle was purchased new
  • Rental car coverage if repairs take your vehicle out of service for more than one day
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • $100 Deductible
  • Warranty is transferable
  • Replacement vehicle coverage
  • 3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Limited Warranty with $100 deductible runs from date of sale, or the expiration of the 3/36 Basic Warranty
  • Complimentary basic maintenance for the first year
  • 3-month free trial of SiriusXM® satellite radio

Find Your Certified Dodge at Santa Cruz Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Ready to explore the certified pre-owned inventory of RAM and Dodge used vehicles at our showroom near Watsonville? Contact us today to arrange a test drive in a model that catches your eye, and be sure to browse our used vehicle specials for even more savings.

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