At Elkins Fordland, we have a special set of pre-owned cars that are stamped as certified. Not every used car can be certified pre-owned. These vehicles are very different from the average used car. The certification process gives you the peace of mind that you are purchasing a vehicle that has been thoroughly checked out.

For a car to achieve certified pre-owned status, it needs to go through several tests. A multipoint inspection is standard to check on the hundreds of parts and systems to ensure they meet minimum standards. This is much more in-depth than just driving it around the block and kicking the tires. A vehicle goes through a robust inspection to ensure everything is working as expected. If the vehicle doesn’t meet the inspection thresholds, then it doesn’t become certified.

A certified pre-owned vehicle will usually come with an extended warranty as well. A standard used car won’t have any warranties past the manufacturer’s so it’s already providing you with extra assurance. The warranty of a certified pre-owned likely goes beyond the manufacturer’s and may include bumper-to-bumper or powertrain.

With a certified pre-owned vehicle, you will also receive a vehicle history report. According to CARFAX, you can expect this information on a vehicle history report:

  • Accidents
  • Previous owners
  • Vehicle service
  • Current recalls
  • Mileage
  • And more

Other incentives may include roadside assistance programs. All of these reasons make purchasing a certified pre-owned car a good idea. At your local Elkins, WV Ford dealership, we have a large variety of certified pre-owned vehicles, and we’d love for you to find a great deal today. Simply come down to the dealership to see all the cars we have in stock and take a test drive. You’ll be able to drive away in a car that you feel confident in at a great price.