Why Buy Certified?

What Exactly Does A Certified Vehicle Mean?

With a manufacturer’s Certification, car makers take their later model vehicles, less than five years old, subject them to vigorous inspections, in some cases recondition certain parts of a car up to standard, and apply an extended warranty and other incentives so they can resell their certified vehicles at a premium, used car price. This is intended to benefit both car manufacturer and buyer. The manufacturer will maximize on their profit margin while the buyer will receive an almost new, higher end car with a limited warranty that should be reliable.

Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used Cars

Are you considering a Honda certified pre-owned vehicle or a Hyundai certified pre-owned vehicle? Are you wondering about the difference between certified pre-owned vs. used cars? Bismarck Motor Company has the details:

  • CPO cars must be under a certain age and mileage limit.
  • CPO cars come with a warranty. Most used cars do not.
  • CPO cars typically come with a vehicle history report. Many used cars do not.
  • Some CPO cars come with added perks.

Honda Certified Used Cars

Choosing a car is one of the most important decisions you can make, because safety counts. That’s why every Honda Certified Used Car goes through our rigorous certification process to make sure it lives up to Honda’s high standards. And only well-maintained Honda vehicles are eligible for certification, a process that includes:

  • An exhaustive 182-point mechanical and appearance inspection, performed by the dealer technician, in which all major vehicle systems are scrutinized including: brakes, engine, drivetrain, steering, suspension, tires, wheels, exhaust system, interior, and exterior.
  • 7 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Coverage. 
  • For vehicles purchased within New Vehicle Limited Warranty period: extends New Vehicle Limited Warranty to 4 years/48,000 miles – For vehicles purchased after New Vehicle Limited Warranty has expired: Honda Certified Vehicle Non-Powertrain Coverage of 1 year/12,000 miles from delivery date.
  • Up to two complimentary oil changes within the first year of ownership and SiriusXM available for the first 90 days.


Nissan Certified Pre-Owned

Every Certified Pre-Owned Nissan must meet or exceed our comprehensive criteria and pass our rigorous inspection. Your peace of mind comes from our attention to detail, including:

  • Comprehensive 150+ point vehicle inspection
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report
  • Genuine Nissan parts
  • Nissan service history review
  • Nissan trained technicians

Extensive Protection: The Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty covers 600+ components, including: engine, transmission and drive train.

Coverage: 7 years from the original in-service date of the vehicle or 100,000 total miles on the odometer, whichever occurs first.

Genuine Nissan Parts: Coverage ensures that any necessary replacement parts will be made using Genuine Nissan new or re-manufactured parts, or Nissan-approved parts.


Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned

Every Certified Pre-Owned Hyundai must meet the rigorous standards of the Certified vehicle program, specially-trained Hyundai technicians put each vehicle through a series of examinations, assuring reliability, quality and customer confidence.

  • Extensive 173 point-mechanical and appearance inspection
  • 5-year/60,000 mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report
  • 10-year / 100,000 mile Certified Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • 10-year / Unlimited Mileage Roadside Assistance
  • 10-year/1000,000 mile Hybrid/EV Battery Warranty
  • Hyundai trained technicians

All Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned vehicles must be five model years or newer, with less than 60,000 miles.


Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned

A Volkswagen certified pre-owned (CPO) warranty gives you the confidence and peace of mind you deserve when shopping our vast inventory of premium Volkswagen vehicles. The unique certified pre-owned warranty program means you’re getting behind the wheel of a vehicle that’s been rigorously tested and proven to have the utmost in quality and value.

What does a Volkswagen certified pre-owned warranty cover?

Model Year 2017 and older vehicles:

  • 2-Year or 24,000-Mile (whichever comes first)
  • Comprehensive Limited Warranty

Model Year 2018 and 2019 vehicles:

  • 1-Year or 12,000-Mile (whichever comes first)
  • Comprehensive Limited Warranty

Model Year 2020 and newer vehicles:

  • 2-Year or 24,000-Mile (whichever comes first)
  • Comprehensive Limited Warranty

A VW certified pre-owned warranty starts only after the initial warranty coverage is expired (or on the date of the vehicle’s sale). That means those who buy a year-old Volkswagen could take advantage of complete warranty coverage for a maximum of 6 years.

When you purchase a vehicle with a warranty coverage, you get to keep any remaining new vehicle coverage followed by an impressive limited warranty. Plus, Volkswagen certified pre-owned coverage includes:

  • A 100+ point vehicle inspection test created by the factory, which is required for Volkswagen CPO warranty status
  • A CARFAX vehicle history report so you know everything about your vehicle
  • Two years of around the clock roadside assistance from Volkswagen
  • A 3-month, all-access trial subscription to SiriusXM radio for the best in entertainment.


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