Certified Ford For Sale

If you’re in the market for an affordable and reliable vehicle, we have a suggestion: choose a Certified Ford for sale at DePaula Ford. We truly think this is one of the best ways to buy a new to you vehicle. New cars can be outside of many budgets, while a traditional used car can come without warranties you might need. Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles fall right into that middle sweet spot, with the quality assurances you get with a new car and the better pricing of something used.

These elite versions of used vehicles undergo strict manufacturer set inspections, come with warranties, have roadside assistance, and are readily available on our lot. Don't scramble to be able to afford that new sticker price or worry about a lack of warranties for that used vehicle you chose. Go with a Certified Pre-Owned model and have peace of mind that your used car is in great shape.

A popular certified Ford for sale, a silver 2020 Ford F-150 is shown from the side parked on a construction site.

What Is a Certified Pre-Owned Ford?

At their core, Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are used vehicles that go through a thorough inspection and come with extended vehicle warranties. That’s just the surface layer, though. Ford has what they call the Ford Blue Advantage program. This Certified Pre-Owned program ensures that you get only the very best used vehicles available, and it's split into two tiers, Blue Certified and Gold Certified, so you can choose a vehicle that best fits your needs.

Ford Blue Certified used cars can be up to ten years old and have undergone an extensive multipoint inspection. This inspection covers 139 different areas of your vehicle! Those areas include the car's engine, cooling and heating systems, and even the electronic functionality of the car's safety features. Ford Blue Certified vehicles also come with a 14-day/1,000-mile money-back guarantee and a 90-day/4,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. Buying a Ford Blue Certified vehicle is one of the best ways to ensure that you are getting a quality used car at a great price.

If you like the perks of the Ford Blue Certified program, but wish there were more, then you will really love the Ford Gold Certified program. Ford Gold Certified vehicles are very similar to Ford Blue Certified, but they are less than six years old and undergo a more intense inspection. Gold Certified vehicles have undergone a multipoint inspection which covers 172 different components of the vehicles. This inspection covers everything the Blue inspection does but includes additional elements of the interior such as seats and carpet. Gold Certified vehicles also get that 14-day/1,000-mile guarantee, but the warranties are more thorough, with a 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty and a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

Both the Blue and Gold Certified programs include three months of SiriusXM radio for your listening enjoyment. You also will get a CARFAX report that covers the vehicle’s track record. Certified Pre-Owned Fords also receive a reconditioning of the vehicle with all original manufacturer parts. The Ford Blue Advantage program helps drivers get into reliable and modern vehicles at a fraction of the sticker price of a new car.

A black 2020 Ford Fusion is shown from the rear parked in front of a house.

Warranties You Will be Happy With

As we mentioned above, both tiers of the Ford Blue Advantage program come with excellent warranties. These warranties are just one more aspect of what makes Ford’s Certified Pre-Owned program so incredible. As you already saw, the Blue and Gold Certified vehicles have some slight differences in the warranties they offer, so we’ll start with the Blue Advantage program.

Blue Certified vehicles come with that 14-day/1,000-mile money-back guarantee, which means if you end up not liking the car you chose, you can return it within those limits and get your money back with no questions or hassles. Blue Certified used Fords also come with a 90-day/4,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. This warranty covers your Certified Pre-Owned Ford's engine, transmission, and suspension, among other things. This means that if anything goes wrong due to manufacturer error, you won't have to pay for it out of pocket.

Along with the comprehensive limited warranty, Blue Certified Fords can also come with 24/7 roadside assistance that lasts for up to seven years/100,000 miles from the original date of sale. Because Blue Certified vehicles may be up to ten years old and have up to 120,000 miles on them, this may not apply to every Blue Certified vehicle, but we can go over which of our inventory still has this perk.

The Gold Certified vehicle program comes with a couple of different warranties on top of what the Blue Certified program offers. If you get a Gold Certified vehicle, then your Ford comes with some additional coverage. Instead of just 90 days, you get 12 months/12,000 miles for the comprehensive limited warranty. The Gold Certified program also offers a seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. The powertrain warranty acts as additional coverage for your vehicle's engine and drivetrain components. The Gold Certified vehicles have over 1,000 different aspects of the vehicle covered under the various warranties. The Gold program also comes with 24/7 roadside assistance, and since these models are up to six years old with less than 80,000 miles, they will all have this coverage for a period of time.

A blue 2020 Ford Expedition is shown from the front driving on an open road.

Good Inventory Matters So You Can Make the Right Choice

While not every used Ford vehicle can qualify for the Ford Blue Advantage program, there are still up to ten years of possible candidates (or six if you specifically want something Gold Certified). Now a lot can change in ten years, but vehicles from ten years ago are still thriving on the roads today and show no signs of slowing down. They have more updated technology, and some of the best models are ones that aren’t always the newest on the lot. If you have a passion for the Ford F-150s of the past generation, you just love the looks of a certain year for the Ford Mustang, or you want something with some new technology but not all of the bells and whistles new cars come with, then you should check out our Certified Pre-Owned inventory.

We actively work to keep our Certified Pre-Owned section of the lot stocked so that our buyers can select from a large inventory of vehicles. We try to have everything from trucks to SUVs to cars available in our Certified Pre-Owned inventory, so you can find a vehicle that you will love, fits your budget, and fits your lifestyle.

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