Why Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Ford?

Why Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Ford?

Buying a certified pre-owned Ford is one of the best ways to find balance between the confidence of a new car and the value of a used one. Ford picks out low-mileage pre-owned models in good working condition and offers them with an official stamp of approval. 

Ford's thorough vetting process helps make sure only top-tier pre-owned vehicles are offered in the certified program, and certified pre-owned benefits like warranties and roadside assistance giver customers extra confidence.

Relax, it’s covered.
It’s Ford Certified.

Only after passing a rigorous 172-point inspection is a pre-owned vehicle Ford certified, complete with limited warranty coverage and 24-Hour Roadside Assistance. Watch the video to learn more.

172-Point Inspection

Areas covered:

  • Vehicle history, including scheduled maintenance performed
  • Comprehensive road test
  • Exterior and interior features inspected
  • Underhood, underbody and diagnostic systems

Limited Warranty Coverage

  • Comprehensive Limited Warranty Coverage for 12 months/12,000 miles* covering more than 1000 components
  • More than 1000 components covered, including engine, transmission and more
  • Powertrain Limited warranty Coverage for seven years/100,000 miles* covering the engine, transmission and more

    Model Year Requirements

    Ford requires that every certified pre-owned vehicle be within six model years old. That helps ensure that the vehicles have more modern safety equipment and other amenities.

*DISCLAIMER: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.

Vehicle History Report

To become Ford-certified, a pre-owned vehicle has to be less than six years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer. A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is then run to identify any issues that don't meet our standards.

Mileage Limit

Certified pre-owned Ford vehicles are required to have fewer than 80,000 miles. This low mileage requirement means that certified vehicles have plenty of performance and life left in them for drivers to enjoy.

24-Hour Roadside Assistance

Complimentary aid includes:

  • Towing assistance rental car reimbursement
  • Travel and destination expense reimbursement/aid
  • Fuel delivery if you run out of gas, flat tire changes, jump starts and more.


    Ford doesn't just trust that low-mileage vehicles are in good condition. Each vehicle is subject to a 172-point inspection that looks at the interior, exterior, vehicle diagnostics, and more. If the inspection is failed and the faults can't be reconditioned, the vehicle will not be admitted to Ford's certified pre-owned program.

Get Exceptional Perks and Coverage from Ford Itself

Once a vehicle has passed the requirements and earned its certified status, it will be offered with several excellent benefits aimed at improving driver confidence. With coverage from Ford, you'll be able to drive your pre-owned vehicle with full confidence in its abilities.

  • Vehicle History Report: Ford provides a CARFAX vehicle history report with every certified pre-owned vehicle. You'll be able to verify that your vehicle has a clean past.
  • Warranty Coverage: Ford backs its certified pre-owned vehicles with robust warranty coverage. A 12-month, 12,000-mile limited warranty covers more than 1,000 named components. On top of that, a seven-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty covers components around the engine and transmission. The limited powertrain warranty is transferable to other owners at no charge.
  • Roadside Assistance: For as long as your powertrain lasts, you'll also have 24/7 roadside assistance. This complimentary service can help you out in the event of a flat tire, dead battery, or other roadside inconvenience.

Shop for Certified Pre-Owned Models at Stillwell Ford

You can get a certified pre-owned Ford model with all of the program's benefits here at Stillwell Ford in Hillsdale, MI. Check out our online inventory, then stop by in person to experience certified pre-owned quality for yourself. Just ask for a test drive and you can take any certified pre-owned vehicle for a spin.

Value of Ownership

Used vehicles don't come with CPO benefits:

  • 172-point Inspection
  • 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty coverage*
  • 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty coverage*
  • Complimentary 24/7 roadside assistance, vehicle history report and more

*DISCLAIMER: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.

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