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A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a used car that has been inspected and certified by the car’s manufacturer. The purchased car usually comes with some form of factory warranty coverage. In Cadillac’s case, your car comes with a 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper factory warranty, which is extended to 6 years or 100,000 miles with a certified pre-owned Cadillac.
Buying a certified pre-owned Cadillac means you’re getting a vehicle that meets Cadillac’s 172-point inspection and reconditioning process. CPO Cadillacs come with the same coverage of new Cadillacs — but a certified pre-owned warranty has its limits. Once the limited warranty ends, your car is no longer protected. The best extended warranty coverage can save you money on inevitable repairs, even after your Cadillac factory warranty has expired.
CARCHEX offers affordable and extensive coverage. To get a free quote on protection for a CPO Cadillac, call 866-261-3457.
Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Coverage
To be eligible for Cadillac CPO coverage, the vehicle must be less than 48 months old or have less than 50,000 miles on it from the original in-service date. The car must then go through a rigorous 172-point inspection that includes the following inspections and tests:
- Under-hood and under-vehicle inspections
- Exterior and interior inspections
- Road test
- Performed scheduled maintenance
After purchasing a CPO Cadillac, your car continues its 4-year/50,000-mile factory warranty. Once that expires, your car’s CPO coverage starts, providing you additional coverage for up to six years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Pros and Cons of a Certified Pre-Owned Cadillac Warranty
Buying a Cadillac through its CPO program can save you money in both the short and long term. Cadillacs are luxury cars, making them more expensive, so buying a used one that’s only a few years old with low mileage can make for a cheaper purchase. Because of its luxury status, repairs are also more expensive, so having CPO coverage can protect you from having to pay those repairs out of pocket for longer.
Cadillac’s CPO program isn’t without its downsides. Its coverage is shorter in miles than some of its luxury competitors, like BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which offer unlimited mileage. The warranty also starts from the car’s original sale date, rather than the CPO purchase date, meaning you get fewer years of coverage. The program also doesn’t offer common car warranty benefits, such as trip interruption coverage or complimentary scheduled maintenance.
Even with a certified pre-owned Cadillac, your limited warranty will still expire. Once that happens, it’s important to consider if an extended warranty’s additional coverage is right for you. An extended warranty from CARCHEX could breathe fresh life into your Cadillac for five to 10 more years after the date of purchase.
Benefits of an Extended Warranty for Your Cadillac
If you buy your CPO Cadillac four years after its original purchase date, then you’ll only have two years left on your protection plan. An extended warranty can renew your coverage and protect you from repair costs for years to come.
When purchasing an extended warranty for your car, it’s important to consider your car’s reliability rating and repair costs. RepairPal gives Cadillac a reliability score of 3.5 out of 5, but recalls for several models makes it clear that Cadillac isn’t immune from issues.
Cadillacs are also among the most expensive cars to repair and maintain, costing owners more than $12,000 on average over 10 years. With an extended warranty, you’ll get many of the same benefits as your Cadillac CPO warranty, but you’ll also save thousands on air conditioning repairs, electrical repairs, engine replacements, suspension repairs, transmission rebuilds, and more.
When it comes time to sell your CPO Cadillac, an extended warranty can also increase its resale price. Since extended warranties are transferable to a new owner, selling the car with a warranty plan can increase its price and make it more appealing to buyers.
CARCHEX Extended Vehicle Protection Plan Options
CARCHEX offers five extended warranty plans with varying degrees of coverage and several plans under each tier. Even older cars with more mileage can receive coverage. The plan options are outlined below.
Fast and Easy Coverage with CARCHEX
Finding the right protection plan to meet your needs doesn’t have to be difficult. With CARCHEX, you can expect quality service and affordability when you choose one of our Extended Vehicle Protection Plans to cover your certified pre-owned Cadillac vehicle. The plans are customizable to your car’s year, make, model, and mileage. All it takes is a free, instant quote from one of our specialists to determine the right plan for you.
Once a plan is chosen, you pay for the warranty in either a one-time payment or affordable monthly payments. When a covered repair arises, you pay a deductible as low as $0. The plan also comes with added benefits, such as trip interruption, rental car reimbursement, towing, and roadside assistance.
You can be sure that we will handle your repair or replacement efficiently. We value “Customer Service Above All,” – a claim that is backed by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ customer service rating.
Better Business Bureau: bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-in-hunt-valley-md-23015869
Kelley Blue Book: https://www.kbb.com/cadillac/recall/