When it comes to buying a vehicle, the options are endless. From brand-new luxury models to second-hand economy cars, the market is overflowing with choices. However, for those in search of both value and quality, a unique category exists — certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles.
At Checkered Flag Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) in Newport News, we stock an extensive inventory of CPO vehicles that offer you the best of both worlds — the confidence of a new car purchase and the value proposition of a used vehicle. But what does CPO really mean? Let’s explore.
To be designated as CPO, a pre-owned vehicle needs to meet stringent criteria set by the manufacturer. This isn’t limited to being within a certain age or mileage limit but extends to passing rigorous inspections.
At Checkered Flag CDJR, our CPO vehicles must be under five years old with fewer than 75,000 miles on them. Moreover, they need a clean title history confirming no significant damage from accidents or natural disasters — anything that could compromise their performance or safety.
But satisfying these requirements is just the first step towards certification. After meeting our qualification standards, each candidate undergoes an exhaustive 125-point inspection conducted by factory-trained technicians using advanced diagnostic equipment. This assessment scrutinizes everything from engine performance and brake functionality to cosmetic issues, such as paint quality and interior detailing.
It doesn’t stop there, though. Any identified issue is then rectified using genuine Mopar parts before being labeled as certified. By replacing worn components with authentic parts, we ensure that every one of our CPO vehicles meets the highest standards — just like when they first rolled out of the factory.
One major advantage that sets CPO vehicles apart from standard used cars is their warranty coverage, ensuring prolonged peace of mind long after you drive off our lot.
Each CPO vehicle comes with a factory-backed powertrain limited warranty for seven years or 100,000 miles, which runs from the original date the vehicle was sold as new. It covers repairs or replacements of most major powertrain components, such as transmission and engine components.
We also provide maximum care coverage for three months or 3,000 miles, starting on the date of sale or at the expiration of any remaining three-year/36,000-mile basic new vehicle warranty (whichever comes later). This coverage includes most of the over 5,000 vehicle components. In essence, you’re guarded against many potential maintenance costs that might arise during your initial period of ownership.
Another significant advantage of buying a CPO vehicle is the opportunity to access a broader range of models at a lower cost. Often, CPO programs include vehicles from recent years. This means you can potentially find a pre-owned luxury vehicle or a model with high-end features within your budget, which may not be possible with a new car purchase.
With a CPO vehicle, you can enjoy advanced technology features, superior comfort, and enhanced performance without the hefty price tag of a brand-new model. This makes CPO vehicles a smart choice for those who want to experience the latest automotive innovations and styles while keeping their spending in check.
Full transparency is key when purchasing a pre-owned car — you should know exactly what you’re getting into. And this is why every single CPO vehicle at Checkered Flag CDJR comes with a complimentary CARFAX vehicle history report.
The CARFAX report provides detailed information about your chosen car’s history. It covers various aspects, including previous ownerships (whether privately owned or used as a rental/fleet car), recorded accidents or damages (including major collisions or flood/fire damage), service records, recall information, and much more.
Thanks to this report, you can proceed with your purchase fully informed about your prospective vehicle’s past life.
Aside from warranty coverage and detailed history reports, our CPO program offers additional benefits, including 24-hour towing and roadside assistance. Administered by Agero Cross Country Motor Club Inc., this “Sign and Go” service offers flat-tire assistance (provided you have a good spare), gas delivery (up to two gallons), battery-jump support, and a lockout service should your keys get shut inside your vehicle or your locks get frozen.
Should your vehicle become inoperable due to the failure of covered components while you’re out on the road, you won’t be left stranded. Our roadside assistance has got you covered.
Here at Checkered Flag CDJR, we strive to maintain an expansive range of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram CPO vehicles in stock that caters to a wide range of preferences across different budgets — from luxurious sedans designed for comfortable city cruising to rugged trucks engineered for challenging terrains.
Whether it’s a family-friendly Chrysler Town & Country minivan equipped with abundant comfort features, a sporty Dodge Charger perfect for thrill-seekers, a hardy Jeep Wrangler ready for off-road escapades, an imposing Ram 1500 competent at heavy-duty tasks, or perhaps an eco-friendly hybrid model — we have them all under one roof here at Checkered Flag CDJR in Newport News.
We understand that financing is often seen as a complicated aspect when buying cars, pre-owned or otherwise. Therefore, we strive to simplify this process for our valued customers.
We offer flexible financing options tailored to personal budget constraints and credit backgrounds for all CPO inventory — because owning your dream car shouldn’t be a hassle.
If you plan on trading in your current ride as part of your next purchase decision, we can help there too. Use our online tool to estimate how much your current vehicle could contribute toward funding your next ride.
So why wait? Get pre-approved today and take that first step toward driving home your next CPO car from Checkered Flag CDJR.
From affordable cruisers perfect for weekend getaways to dependable daily drivers suitable for commuting — we invite you to explore our current inventory online and to visit us in person at 12629 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, Virginia, where our friendly sales team will be more than happy to assist with test drives or to answer any questions pertaining [to] CPO purchases. Experience firsthand how our commitment to value and quality truly sets us apart within the automotive industry.