Have you ever wondered what it means when a car dealership says their vehicles are “Ford Certified”? It turns out there’s quite a bit that goes into this certification process to ensure that only the worthy are given this title.
In this blog, we’ll talk about what Ford Certified means and the benefits of purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle from a Ford dealership. From rigorous safety and quality inspections to extended warranty coverage, read on to learn more about what makes a Ford Certified vehicle special.
What Does Ford Certified Mean?
If you’re looking for a pre-owned car, you may have encountered the term “Ford Certified.” But what does Ford Certified mean?
Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are held to high standards set by Ford. To be certified, each car must pass a rigorous 172-point inspection. Also, this inspection is conducted by a Ford factory-trained technician and covers the engine, transmission, brakes and suspension.
In addition, every Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with an all-inclusive limited warranty. This warranty includes 12 months/12,000 miles of coverage and powertrain coverage for seven years or 100,000 miles. Plus, every certified vehicle comes with 24/7 roadside assistance for the duration of the warranty.
So if you’re in the market for a used car, consider opting for a Ford Certified Pre Owned vehicle. You’ll get peace of mind knowing that your car has been thoroughly inspected and is backed by a comprehensive warranty.
What is Ford Gold Certified?
Another type of certification that a Ford vehicle can achieve is the Gold certification. Ford Gold Certified is a designation given to pre-owned Ford vehicles that meet specific criteria. To be Gold Certified, a vehicle must:
- Have less than 80,000 miles
- Be less than five years old
- Pass a rigorous 172-point inspection
- Have a clean title and no significant damage history
If a used Ford vehicle meets all those criteria, it can be designated as Ford Gold Certified. This designation guarantees that the car is high quality and thoroughly inspected.
What Does the Certification Process Include?
The certification process for Ford vehicles includes a rigorous car inspection by a team of certified technicians. The technicians will check the vehicle against a checklist of over 100 items, including the engine, transmission, brakes, tires, and suspension. They will be repaired or replaced with new parts if any issues are found. Once the vehicle passes inspection, it will be given a final test drive to ensure it runs correctly.
What are the Benefits of Buying a Ford Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?
When you buy a Ford Certified Pre Owned Vehicle, you can be confident that you’re getting a quality vehicle. All Ford Certified Pre Owned Vehicles must meet strict eligibility requirements, and they come with several benefits that include:
- A thorough 172-point inspection
- A comprehensive limited warranty covering more than 1000 components for 12 months/12,000 miles
- Limited warranty coverage for 7-year/100,000-mile for the vehicle’s powertrain from the original warranty start date
- Roadside assistance is available 24/7 for the duration of the limited powertrain warranty
- A CarFax vehicle history report
In addition, Ford Certified vehicles can be purchased with special financing rates and terms.
When you’re in the market for a pre-owned car, you want to be sure you’re getting a quality vehicle. That’s where Ford Certified comes in. This means that the car has been through a rigorous inspection process and is backed by a warranty, so you can rest assured knowing you’re getting a great vehicle.
Buying a vehicle backed by a Ford certification can provide peace of mind in knowing that you will receive a car that is thoroughly tested and designed to last.
If you’re in the market for a reliable used car, visit our website or stop by to see our selection of Ford Certified vehicles at Chaparral Ford. We’ll help you find the right car for your needs. We have several cars, trucks, and SUVs in our showroom to choose from and have several financing options available to get you the vehicle you want as soon as possible.