What Should You Look for During a Used/CPO Inspection? LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter Explains

After searching “used cars near me” on your smartphone and visiting our online inventory to narrow down your choices, a natural next question is, “What should I look for during a used or CPO car inspection?”GM CPO

Age and Mileage

Every Certified Pre-Owned Chevy car must meet specific age and mileage requirements. These vary by automaker, but the Chevy brand’s requirements are among the most selective in order to limit the CPO supply to only the best of the best. The company’s rule is that a CPO vehicle must no more than six model years old and have less than 75,000 miles on its odometer.

Quality of Parts and Materials

Each used Chevrolet vehicle and CPO Chevy model is thoroughly inspected to factory standards before it goes on sale at our local Chevy dealership. The inspection is meticulous, especially so for our certified Chevy cars.

Each CPO candidate undergoes a 172-point vehicle inspection administered by our team of factory-trained Chevrolet service technicians. No stone is left unturned during the process, from the largest components such as the engine and chassis, to the smallest items like the A/C filter and shocks, is assessed by us and must receive our approval.


Thanks to new laws introduced over the last couple of decades, automobile emissions have dropped significantly. Our Dexter Chevy dealers aim to keep it that way, which is why we delve deep into every CPO and used car’s emissions during our inspection.

We look closely at each car’s exhaust system and engine compartment, checking fluid levels and inspecting individual components. We inspect belts, hoses, seals, gaskets, and valve covers for any evidence of sludge, damage, or old age.

Shop Our Used Car Inventory Today

Even though LaFontaine Chevrolet Dexter carries a variety of used cars of different styles and model years, the one important constant is that all of our used automobiles are in top condition. See for yourself when you visit our nearby Chevy showroom for a test drive today.