A certified pre-owned Ford car is the industry’s way of talking about what used to be referred to as used cars.
There is no doubt that a second-hand or a used car has eight worse image than a new car, although quite often this image is quite unfounded.
A lot of manufacturers including Ford, now refer to pre-owned cars as a way of trying to reassure new customers that they used car can be as reliable as a new one is meant to be.
What a certified pre-owned Ford, should mean is that the car has been checked by Ford, by a Ford dealer and 40 mechanics to make sure that it is in good working order, and that the home they remain problems with it.
This should also be reflected in the warranty that will come with the certified pre-owned car. A local Ford dealer should be able to give a much more detailed breakdown of exactly what has been checked and by whom with the vehicle. There should be a specific checklist of all the major items that have been overseen to make sure that no problems with them.
Benefits of a Certified pre-owned Ford car
Having a certified preowned Ford car is meant to reassure potential customers as to the reliability of the car, and whilst this can be really useful, it is also a really good idea for the potential customer to do a number of independent checks both on the vehicle itself, and some more general search on the model itself.
Researching the model will give you an idea of any problems there have been since launch, and whether or not they have been effectively dealt with. Searching a particular model will also give you a sense of what the general maintenance and repair costs should be of the vehicle, and what the overall upkeep costs including insurance unlikely to work out at.
This information can be tied into the certificate by a Ford dealer for a pre-owned Ford car or truck, and should also be reflected in the type and scope of the warranty that should come with a vehicle as well.