What’s the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?
There are a lot of used cars available in the North Salt Lake area. How does a shopper even begin to sort through them to find something that’s like-new, has warranty coverage, and was made by Ford? It’s easy—shop for a certified pre-owned Ford vehicle at Performance Ford Lincoln Bountiful! The short version: any car with a previous owner can be sold as a used car. In order to be sold as a certified pre-owned Ford (we call them Ford Blue Advantage vehicles), the vehicle must meet stringent requirements set forth by Ford that verifies the vehicle is in like-new condition.
Ford Blue Advantage Criteria
Not every Salt Lake City pre-owned Ford vehicle will qualify to be a Ford Blue Advantage vehicle. The program offers two levels: Gold Certified and Blue Certified. Here’s the criteria that must be met in order for a car to make it into the Ford Blue Advantage program:
- Model Year: To be a Ford Blue Advantage Gold Certified car, it must be under six years old. Blue Certified cars can be up to ten years old.
- Miles: For Gold Certification, the Ford needs to be under 80,000 miles, while Blue Certification requires the car to be under 120,000 miles.
- Vehicle History Report: Each car comes with a clean CARFAX® vehicle history report.
- Inspection: A Blue Certified car must pass a 139-point inspection, while a Gold Certified Ford needs to pass a 172-point inspection.
Benefits of a Ford Blue Advantage Vehicle
While the extensive and rigorous criteria is enough to make many Woods Cross driver happy, it’s not the end of the perks of driving a Ford Blue Advantage vehicle. Drive with confidence knowing that you have this coverage in your Ford Blue Advantage vehicle:
- 12-month or 12,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty Coverage (standard for Gold, available for Blue)
- 7-year or 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty Coverage (standard for Gold, available for Blue)
- 90-Day or 4,000-Mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty Coverage (standard for Blue, unavailable for Gold)
- 14-Day/1,000-Mile Money Back Guarantee
- Complimentary 24/7 Roadside Assistance
- And more!
Find Your Ford Blue Advantage Vehicle at Performance Ford Lincoln Bountiful
Now that you know the benefits of driving a Ford Blue Advantage certified pre-owned vehicle, shop our selection at Performance Ford Lincoln Bountiful! If you’d like to trade your current vehicle for a Ford Blue Advantage, use our Value Your Trade tool to get an estimate of how much money you’ll get to put toward your next Ford.
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