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What Qualifies a Used GM Vehicle as Certified?

Last updated 6 years ago

Buying a previously owned vehicle doesn’t mean investing in a product of uncertain quality. When you buy a certified pre-owned GM vehicle from a dealership, you’re making as secure a purchase as you would if you were buying the car straight from the factory. 

Before any GM vehicle is declared certified, it is subjected to a strict and thorough 172-point inspection and reconditioning process. Everything from the brakes to the floor mats is tested by experienced technicians to ensure that it meets GM’s highest standards. Any vehicle that doesn’t measure up to these standards doesn’t make its way to the dealership’s lot. 

When you’re handed the keys to your certified pre-owned GM vehicle, you can count on enjoying the following benefits: 

  • GM’s exclusive Bumper-to-Bumper warranty for the first 12 months or 12,000 miles of ownership. This warranty covers all repairs that are not due to ordinary vehicle wear, accidents, misuse, alteration, or improper maintenance. 
  • A separate Powertrain Limited warranty that covers the vehicle for the first five years or 100,000 miles of ownership. This warranty covers all engine, transmission, and drive systems repairs that are not due to accidents, misuse, alteration, or improper maintenance. The Powertrain Limited warranty is fully transferable to the vehicle’s subsequent owners.
  • Roadside assistance and courtesy transportation, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the full length of your five-year Powertrain Limited warranty. 
  • Guaranteed vehicle maintenance—including tire rotations, oil changes, and comprehensive vehicle inspections to evaluate the condition of your car’s most important parts—for the first two years or 30,000 miles of ownership. 
  • The opportunity to exchange your vehicle at the dealership within three days or 150 miles of your purchase. If you’re not happy with the vehicle, the dealer will find you another one—no questions asked.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC is Youngtown’s largest dealership for Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC vehicles. We also provide outstanding maintenance and repair services, and a user-friendly financing program. Visit us online today to see our available cars, or call (330) 460-5983 to speak with a representative.


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