What is a Quality Check and Other Frequently Asked Questions When Buying Used Cars

CPO Checks

Shopping for used cars can sometimes be a frustrating experience. How can you be sure that the vehicle you’re interested in doesn’t have anything wrong with it? What is a “quality check” and how is it different from the CPO certification process?

As a leading pre-owned Chevrolet dealership in Dexter, MI, we decided to answer some of these frequently asked questions to give you more confidence when shopping with us for your next used car.

What is a Quality Check for Used Cars?

When we receive a car for a trade-in, the first thing our Chevy service center does is a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of the vehicle. From headlights to tailpipes, we inspect every detail of the vehicle, including all of its mechanical and electrical systems to ensure that it’s safe, sound, and suitable for resale. This process is known as a quality check and serves to give you the reassurance that your pre-owned car, truck, or SUV represents long-term value.

What are Certified Pre-Owned Cars?

Certified Pre-Owned Chevy cars represent the pinnacle of used vehicle value. These cars, trucks, and SUVs reach our dealership in such good condition that they merit an extended manufacturer-backed warranty and additional perks like roadside assistance subscriptions.

To qualify for this elite tier of certification, used cars must be no older than six years old, have fewer than 75,000 miles on their odometer, and pass a rigorous 172-point bumper-to-bumper inspection.

How is a Quality Check Different from a CPO Certification?

The primary difference pertains to a car’s age and mileage. All the used cars we sell pass their inspections with flying colors, but not all of those cars merit CPO status, whether because of the age of the car or the mileage accrued.

To qualify for certification, pre-owned cars must also have any points of failure in our 172-point inspection fixed. This is not the case with non-CPO used vehicles, which are, in rare cases, sold “as-is.” These cars are still fully operational, meeting all and state requirements for resale, but can feature minor cosmetic issues or other small quirks that result in a discounted price.

Where Should I Go for the Best Used Car Shopping Experience

The answer is simple. For the best shopping experience, the most thoughtful customer service, and the largest selection of used and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter has no competition. Visit our website or give us a call to schedule your used car-shopping appointment today!

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