Can any Ford vehicle be Certified?

No. To become Ford-certified, a pre-owned vehicle has to be less than six years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer. It then has to pass a rigorous 172-point inspection. A CARFAX® Vehicle History Report is also run to identify any vehicle that does not meet our strict standards.

Who certifies these vehicles?

Ford factory-trained dealer technicians go through each vehicle, performing a rigorous 172-point inspection, including obtaining a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report. Any part(s) that doesn't meet our standards is replaced with a factory-authorized part. For added peace of mind, each vehicle comes with comprehensive limited warranty coverage and powertrain limited warranty coverage backed by Ford Motor Company.*

*see your dealer for warranty coverage information

Which areas are inspected for the 172 point inspection for Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles?

  • Vehicle History
  • Road Test
  • Exterior/Interior appearance and condition
  • Diagnostics
  • Underhood/Underbody components
  • Hybrid System
  • Convenience features

Why is a Vehicle History Report so important?

The Vehicle History Report can identify any vehicle that does not meet our strict standards. The report is part of our 172-point inspection process, and it includes checks fro:

  • Flood vehicles
  • Fire damage
  • Frame damage

What happens when an item does not pass during the 172 point inspection?

Any item(s) that does not meet Ford standards is repaired or replaced with a factory-authorized part(s).

Can I get a Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from a non-Ford dealer?

No. Only a Ford Motor Company-franchised Dealer can sell Ford-Certified Pre-Owned vehicles that were inspected and approved by Ford Motor Company standards.

Do Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with warranty coverage?

Yes, every Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a comprehensive limited warranty backed by Ford Motor Company covering more than 500 components for 12 months/12,000 miles* plus seven-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty coverage.

*see your dealer for warranty details.

What areas are included in the comprehensive limited warranty?

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive system
  • Front-wheel drive system
  • Steering components
  • Brakes
  • Front and rear suspension
  • Electrical system
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Technology components

Why should I buy a Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle?

Ford Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles go through a rigorous 172-point inspection process. Any item(s) that does not pass is replaced or repaired with a factory-authorized part. Something else you get with a Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle warranty coverage. This includes comprehensive limited warranty coverage for more than 500 components for 12 months/12,000 miles* and fully transferable powertrain limited warranty coverage for seven years/100,000 miles.* Another CPO benefit you won't get with a used vehicle is complimentary 24-Hour Roadside Assistance available seven days a week, 365 days a year

*see your dealer for warranty details.

What happens if my Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle gets a flat tire or I need a battery jump?

Another perk to a Ford-Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is used complimentary roadside assistance. Just call us and we'll change the tire or jump the battery at no cost to you.

Other services include:

  • Towing assistance of up to $100 for warranty and non-warranty problems, including accidents (excludes impound and reposession)
  • Travel expense reimbursement of up to $500, for up to three days lodging, meals and rental vehicle for travel expenses accrued when the breakdown occurs more than 100 miles from home.
  • Destination expense assistance of up to $75 for emergency transportation to the immediate destination
  • Rental car reimbursement of up to $30 per day for up to five days
  • Fuel delivery if the vehicle runs out of fuel up to two gallons at no charge
  • Lockout assistance of up to $50 to unlock vehicle doors
  • Service throughout the 50 United States and Canada

Can I get Ford Credit financing on Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles?

Absolutely. In fact, sometimes special financing is available

Why is Les Stumpf Ford the best dealership to purchase a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle?

Les Stumpf Ford includes 3 years worth of Oil Changes with the purchase of a Ford Factory Certified Pre-Owned vehicle


Les Stumpf Ford

3030 W College Ave
Directions Appleton, WI 54914

  • Sales: (920) 731-5211
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