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Ford Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

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A Ford certified pre-owned warranty covers you in case your used car suffers a breakdown. But did you know that third-party warranties will provide the same protection, often at a lower cost? These plans can also increase the resale value of your car.

Keep reading to learn more about certified pre-owned warranties and how an extended warranty from CARCHEX can keep your Ford running for years to come.

What Is a Ford Certified Pre-Owned Warranty?

Certified pre-owned vehicles are vehicles that a manufacturer has inspected, tested, and refurbished to certain standards. The certified vehicle is then sold through dealerships as certified pre-owned. Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles offer a way to purchase a manufacturer-inspected vehicle for a lower cost than buying new and can be a great deal for some car owners.

The warranty offered on these vehicles is a certified pre-owned warranty, or type of used car warranty. Ford offers a warranty on certified pre-owned vehicles. This means if you buy a car from a Ford dealership and it is certified pre-owned, it will likely come with a Ford CPO warranty.

What’s Covered in the Ford Certified Pre-Owned Warranty?

Vehicles bought through the Ford CPO program come with limited warranty coverage for certain defective manufacturer parts. This Ford CPO warranty coverage is in addition to the 172-point inspection process prior to the vehicle being sold.

Warranty Type Term What it Covers
Comprehensive Limited Warranty 12 months / 12,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper coverage on 1,000+ components of your CPO vehicle
Powertrain Limited Warranty 7 years / 100,000 miles Covers powertrain equipment including the engine and transmission

As your Ford certified pre-owned warranty is a manufacturer’s warranty, there are many coverage limitations. In addition to the short terms for your comprehensive CPO warranty, the warranty will only cover parts found to be defective.

This means your Ford vehicle won’t be covered from breakdowns resulting from normal use of the vehicle. When purchasing a used car, even one that’s undergone a 172-point inspection, you want to know you won’t need to pay out of pocket for unexpected repair bills. You can get the protection you need after your factory warranty expires with an extended car warranty.

One man, mature man having car problems on the road in the mountains, talking on mobile phone. If your CPO Ford vehicle breaks down after the warranty expires, extended coverage from CARCHEX can help cut repair costs.

Extended Ford Certified Pre-Owned Protection

After the initial Ford CPO warranty expires, your vehicle is no longer protected. If you want to extend your coverage, you have two choices: purchase coverage from the Ford dealership or from a third-party provider like CARCHEX.

Ford Protect Extended Service Plans (ESP) are extended service contracts offered through Ford for both new and certified pre-owned vehicles. Your dealer will likely try to sell you a Ford extended warranty when purchasing your CPO car. The cost of a Ford Protect Plan depends on several factors, including:

  • Length of coverage
  • Covered components
  • Additional Services, like Windshield Replacement Coverage or Tire Coverage

Ford Protect ESPs come in four levels:

  • PremiumCARE: Comprehensive coverage for over 1,000 stated components
  • ExtraCARE: Stated component care for 113 covered parts for vehicles with fewer high-tech components
  • BaseCARE: Basic coverage of 84 components that affect drivability
  • PowertrainCARE: Critical coverage for engines and transmission with 29 components covered

What Does a Ford CPO Extended Warranty Cost?

Dealerships will almost always mark up the price of an extended warranty. This is no different for Ford CPO vehicles. Your salesperson or finance manager may also encourage you to pay for your extended service contract by adding the payment into your Ford CPO financing. However, this usually means you’re paying interest on your extended warranty and potentially adding hundreds of extra dollars to the cost of your extended Ford certified pre-owned warranty.

That’s why it’s important to know this isn’t the only option for used vehicle extended coverage. Third-party extended warranties offer the benefits of an extended service plan without the restrictions or cost. Choosing to protect your Ford using a third-party warranty contract can usually save you money over a Ford Protect ESP.

At CARCHEX, we offer flexible and customizable Extended Vehicle Protection Plans designed to fit your needs and bank account.

Why Choose Extended Protection from CARCHEX?

The primary benefit to a CPO extended warranty is the protection it provides against expensive trips to the repair shop. Here are other major benefits you’ll receive if your used Ford is covered by a CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan:

  • Warranty is transferable—Should you decide to sell your Ford, both the CARCHEX extended warranty and CPO warranty are transferable to the new owner. That increases your resale value.
  • Length of protection—Your Ford can be covered for up to 10 years.
  • Flexible payment plans—No down payment is required with CARCHEX, and you can select a coverage option and a payment plan that fits your budget.
  • Additional benefits—Coverage plans include benefits such as 24-hour roadside assistance and rental car reimbursement.

Does this seem like a lot to think about? If you still aren’t sure if a third-party extended warranty is right for you, our knowledgeable and friendly team at CARCHEX is here to help.

Added Peace of Mind With CARCHEX

For 20+ years, CARCHEX has been an industry leader in the extended vehicle protection marketplace. That’s why we have scored “perfect 10” across the board in company reviews. We also have accreditation with the Better Business Bureau and have been endorsed by auto industry leaders such as Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book, The Motoring Club, and CARFAX.

Other benefits of choosing a CARCHEX protection plan for your Ford vehicle include:

  • Choose Your Repair Shop—With a CARCHEX plan, you aren’t limited to Ford dealerships for covered repairs. Choose your favorite local mechanic, national chain, or dealership service center from over 30,000 repair shop partners.
  • No Waiting for Reimbursements—We pay the repair shop directly, minus your small deductible, so you’re not waiting on a reimbursement check after repairs are made.
  • A+ BBB Rating—We’ve been rated A+ by the BBB for our continued commitment to providing honest and ethical services.
  • Customer Satisfaction—We believe in “Customer Experience Above All” and strive to make every customer interaction a positive experience.
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee—If you decide you don’t love your vehicle service contract, cancel within 30 days and we’ll refund your payment.
  • Affordability—Unlike Ford Protect extended warranty coverage, CARCHEX plans offer affordable options with 5 levels of coverage for almost any vehicle.

Call us toll-free at 866-261-3457 or get a free warranty quote on our website today.

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Ford Protect: https://fordprotect.ford.com/

Cars.com: https://www.cars.com/articles/pros-and-cons-of-cpo-versus-an-extended-warranty-1420683372186/

Car And Driver: http://www.caranddriver.com/features/ford-certified-pre-owned

Thoroughly Reviewed: https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/car-warranty/carchex-reviews/

BBB: https://www.bbb.org/us/md/hunt-valley/profile/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-0011-23015869

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