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Ford Certified Pre-Owned Requirements

Ford certified pre-owned vehicles have to pass a long list of requirements to get certified status. At Sun State Ford, we put our vehicles through a 172-point inspection to guarantee that it looks and performs like new.

Ford checks several points on the exterior for functionality. The headlights, taillights, and hazard lights must all be working properly to pass the inspection. The windows are all checked to make sure there are no cracks or weak points, and the trunk release mechanisms are tested. Then, the wheels are examined for proper size and alignment. The whole body is inspected for any damages.


The most important part of the inspection is making sure all the mechanical parts are working correctly. The technicians check everything under the hood, making sure fluid levels are correct, look for leaks, and ensure belts are in good condition. They also make sure there are no issues with the wiring. The engine is put through several tests, including a relative cylinder compression test to make sure the engine responds appropriately in every situation.

The brakes and drivetrain are also inspected. All parts of the brakes are checked, including the pads, calipers, and brake lines. The drivetrain inspection includes the transmission, mounts, and the differential.

Finally, the vehicle is taken for a road test. Here technicians make sure the engine starts properly, the engine doesn’t make any concerning noises, and the engine doesn’t overheat under harsher conditions like air conditioner usage.

This is just a brief summary of the tests Ford runs on its CPO vehicles. The expert inspections done by Ford technicians are extremely thorough, so you know for sure that a CPO vehicle from Ford is the best quality you can get.

Since we are a Certified Pre-Owned Ford Dealership, we can answer all of your questions about these vehicles and other pre-owned vehicles we have for sale. Just stop by Sun State Ford today, and we can help find the right CPO vehicle for you! If you just have questions, feel free to contact us and we will work to answer all the questions you have!

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