• Certified Pre Owned Chevrolet: Certification Standards and Inspection Highlights

    If you are in the market for a certified pre owned Chevrolet you can get a great warranty and a like-new ownership experience by purchasing used. Whether it comes to warranty or roadside assistance, a certified used Chevrolet offers a comprehensive package of ownership benefits that will help you stay on the road with minimal out-of-pocket repair expenses. In exchange for a comprehensive vehicle inspection and review of vehicle history reports, Chevrolet certified used vehicles include a 12 month or 12,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty that offers best-in-class protection. If the factory bumper-to-bumper warranty is still in effect, you will receive the balance of the warranty if it is in excess of 12 months or 12,000 miles. You will also receive a great powertrain warranty that provides protection for up to five years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date when new. This $0 deductible warranty also includes roadside assistance and courtesy transportation for your certified Chevrolet, all the way to five years or 100,000 miles. Whether you are in the market for a Chevrolet certified pre owned car or truck like the Avalanche, Tahoe or Silverado, you can find a great selection of certified vehicles online via CarsDirect and GM Certified Used Vehicles. Before a Chevrolet can be certified, it must undergo a 117-point inspection. Some of the most important standards that must be met are listed below:

    • The vehicle must be less than five model years old and have fewer than 75,000 total vehicle miles.
    • Dealer must check the vehicle history report (both the GM repair history and the CARFAX report). Any open safety recalls or campaigns must be completed.
    • Road Test: During the road test the technician will check for the function of safety equipment, mirrors, shifting, traction control and anti-lock brakes. The vehicle will also be tested for alignment, noises, cruise control and gauge function.
    • Functional Tests: The operation of the OnStar system will be tested. If the vehicle is equipped with remote start or remote keyless entry, this must be tested. All power options, including door locks, windows and lights are test for proper function. Any power accessories like upgraded radios or navigation systems are checked for proper function and repaired as needed.
    • Under Hood: A quick visual inspection to check for loose or missing components is first completed. Next, the electrical, cooling, steering, brake, ignition, fuel and air conditioning systems are checked for excess wear and damage.
    • Under Vehicle: A visual inspection checks for signs of frame repair, suspension damage, engine and transmission mount wear and general driveline condition.
    • Necessary Maintenance: All vehicles will undergo an  oil change. The air filter and cabin air filters are inspected and replaced as necessary. Depending on the manufacturer’s service schedule, other filters may be inspected or replaced. All fluids are inspected and topped off as needed. If there are any diagnostic trouble codes stored in the computer, they must be retrieved and the emissions system repaired to meet local standards.
    • Detailing: After all repairs and maintenance are complete, the vehicle must be detailed inside and out before being offered for sale.

    The Chevrolet certified pre owned programs is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the industry. Thanks to the quality control offered by participating General Motors dealers, you can be sure that you certified used Chevrolet will be a reliable vehicle.