Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Program Explained

Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Program Explained

Far from your typical used car, Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned vehicles offer an exceptional amount of value and ownership benefits. Better still, Chevrolet CPO models are required to undergo a meticulous inspection and reconditioning process before being made available for purchase. To help you gain a better understanding of the tremendous advantages that come from choosing a Chevrolet CPO vehicle, our team at Schumacher Chevrolet of Little Falls has assembled this in-depth Certified Pre-Owned Program guide. You'll quickly learn why more and more used car shoppers are choosing the value and peace of mind that comes from choosing a Chevrolet CPO vehicle.

Chevrolet CPO Inspection

Certified Pre-Owned Inspection & Reconditioning Process

Unlike your average used vehicle, Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are held to a higher standard than most. First, the vehicle in question must be less than 6 years old, have fewer than 75,000 miles, and have a clean title.

Next, these hand-chosen vehicles must pass an extremely thorough 172-point vehicle inspection, one of the most comprehensive in the industry. This inspection covers just about everything -- from the Air Conditioning to the shocks, right down to the floor mats and the underbody. A copy of this informative report will be included with your purchase. In addition, a free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report will also be included, helping you make sure the vehicle you purchase has a clean record. Only the best-of-the-best are able to earn the prestigious honor of becoming a Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.

172-Point Inspection Checklist
Chevrolet CPO Warranty

Powertrain & Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty Coverage

When you purchase a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from Chevrolet, you're covered from the instant you drive off the lot to start enjoying your new car. All Chevy CPO vehicles come with two factory-backed auto warranties* that combine to provide remarkable coverage and long-lasting peace of mind. Let's take a closer look at exactly how these two warranties protect your vehicle.

Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty

An extension of the New Car Warranty, the Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty provides an additional 12-Months / 12,000-Miles of coverage with no deductible*. It covers almost every part in your vehicle. See below for the list of exclusions.

What's Not Included
  • Tire damage or wear
  • Damage due to bedliners
  • Damage due to accident, misuse or alteration
  • Collision, fire, theft, freezing, vandalism, riot, explosion or objects striking the vehicle
  • Misuse of the vehicle such as driving over curbs, overloading, racing or other competition. (Proper vehicle use is discussed in the Owner's Manual.)
  • Alteration or modification to the vehicle, including the body, chassis or components, after final assembly by Chevrolet, Buick or GMC.
  • Coverages do not apply if the odometer has been disconnected, its reading has been altered or mileage cannot be determined.
  • Damage or corrosion due to environment, chemical treatments and/or aftermarket products
  • Damage due to insufficient or improper maintenance
  • Damage due to contaminated or poor-quality fuel

Powertrain Limited Warranty

You'll also enjoy the benefits of a 6-Year / 100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty*. This coverage is transferable to subsequent owners and also offers a $0 deductible.

What's Included


  • Cylinder head
  • Block
  • Timing gears
  • Timing chain
  • Timing cover
  • Oil pump/oil pump housing
  • OHC carriers
  • Valve covers
  • Oil pan, seals
  • Gaskets
  • Turbocharger
  • Supercharger and all internal lubricated parts as well as manifolds, flywheel, water pump, harmonic balancer and engine mount
  • Timing belts are covered until the first scheduled maintenance interval

Transmission/Transaxle/Transfer Case

  • Case
  • All internal lubricated parts
  • Torque converter
  • Transfer case
  • Transmission/transaxle mounts, seals and gaskets

Drive Systems

  • Final drive housing
  • All internal lubricated parts
  • Axle shafts and bearings
  • Constant velocity joints
  • Axle housing
  • Propeller shafts
  • Universal joints
  • Locking hubs
  • Front differential actuator
  • Supports
  • Seals and gaskets

What's Not Included

All of the above items are not covered for damage due to accident, misuse, alteration, insufficient or improper maintenance, or contaminated or poor-quality fuel. For complete details, refer to your Auto Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet.

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Additional CPO Ownership Benefits

Chevrolet Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

Having your vehicle maintained by factory-trained Chevrolet technicians gives you the confidence to take your journeys further than ever before. That's why we include two scheduled maintenance visits within 2 Years / 24,000 Miles with every Certified Pre-Owned vehicle*. Services include multi-point inspections, tire rotations, and oil/filter changes.

If you're an owner of a Certified Pre-Owned Buick or GMC vehicle, you can also have warranty services or repairs completed at any Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group location or at any of the extensive network of GM-authorized dealerships across the country.

Chevrolet Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance & Courtesy Transportation

One of the most inconvenient situations you can encounter is finding yourself stranded on the side of the road. That's why all Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with the security and convenience of our 24-hour Roadside Assistance Program.

And you'll never be without a ride, even if your vehicle needs warranty repairs. We'll provide Courtesy Transportation and/or reimbursement of your transportation expenses. No hassles. No waiting. Just the satisfaction of knowing that we've got your back.

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Vehicle Exchange Program

We understand that finding the perfect vehicle for your driving needs is your top priority. So, if for some reason something changes, you have 3 days or 150 miles (whichever comes first) to exchange your Certified Pre-Owned vehicle for something that you'll love*. Did your lifestyle change unexpectedly? Are you adding a new member to the family? Not enjoying the color as much as you thought? No matter what it is, our exchange policy allows you the option to find a better fit for your needs. It's just another one of the perks we offer that make Certified Pre-Owned vehicles a step above all other used vehicles.

OnStar System

OnStar® Limited Trial

Enjoy the comfort that comes from knowing that you're never alone on the roadways with a complimentary trial of OnStar services that come with your Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. Get up to 3 months of OnStar Safety & Security Plan Coverage and Connected Services including remote start and door unlock from your smartphone*. No cost. No commitment. No worries.

SiriusXM Trial Subscription

SiriusXM All Access Trial Subscription

Enjoy an extensive selection of music, entertainment, news, traffic, and other programming options with SiriusXM Satellite Radio. If your vehicle is satellite radio-equipped, your CPO vehicle will include three trial months of the SiriusXM All Access package*. In addition, listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer anywhere life takes you.

1. Whichever comes first, in addition to any remaining original factory Bumper-to-Bumper warranty. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.

2. Whichever comes first, from original in-service date. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.

3. During your powertrain limited warranty period, 6 years or 100,000 miles from new vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. Limitations apply. Roadside assistance provided by Allstate. See dealer for details.

4. Maintenance visits must occur within 2 years or 24,000 miles of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

5. Eligible 2015 and newer vehicles receive 1 month of OnStar Safety & Security Plan coverage and 1 month of connected services, which includes navigation and Remote Access Plan, and 1 month or 3 GB of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first). Eligible 2011-2014 vehicles receive 1 month of OnStar Safety & Security Plan coverage and 1 month of connected services, which includes navigation services and Remote Access Plan. Services are subject to user terms and limitations, and capabilities vary by model. Certain services require working electrical system, cell service and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services. When you select a paid monthly plan within 15 days of activation, you'll receive an additional 2 months of the plan you select at no additional charge. The 2-month extension must be redeemed within 15 days of activation date and requires that you enroll in a monthly service plan and associate a payment method on file. After trial expires, OnStar will automatically bill your payment method each month. Plans containing 4G LTE data will be billed every 30 days by AT&T. You may cancel at any time by pushing your blue OnStar button or by calling 1.888.466.7827. Data plans provided by AT&T. Availability subject to change. Mobile app features require automatic locks and factory-installed and enabled remote start system. See for details and limitations.

6. Your SiriusXM service will automatically stop at the end of your trial unless you decide to subscribe. If you decide to continue service, the paid subscription plan you choose will automatically renew and you will be charged the rate in effect at that time and according to your chosen payment method. You may cancel at any time by calling 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at Fees and programming subject to change.

7. Whichever comes first. Vehicle exchange only. Limitations apply. See dealer for details.