What Makes a Used Car “Ford Certified PreOwned”?

February 7th, 2022 by

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Visit Your Ford Dealer in Oklahoma to Get a Great Deal on a Reliable Used Car for Sale – Without Paying Extra for the Title

In case you haven’t been paying attention, or if you’ve understandably tuned out of the string of problems that arose as a result of a pandemic, new vehicles are hard to come by right now.

And although Zeck Ford takes pride in the size of our new car inventory, the speed at which we can get them from the Ford factory is much slower than before.

That means there’s an even bigger demand on quality used cars. Because we only keep quality preowned vehicles that meet our high standards in our inventory, you can rest assured that you’re getting a good deal on a reliable vehicle if you choose to buy a used one from Zeck Ford near Oklahoma City.

But some car dealerships approach quality used vehicles in a completely different way.

What Happens at Other Dealerships?

At other Ford dealerships, to get the type of quality promise that Zeck Ford extends to all its customers, you’d have to buy a used car for sale with a Certified Pre-Owned designation, which often comes with a higher price tag and a longer list of interested buyers.

What is a Certified Pre-Owned Ford?

A certified used car is one that meets certain criteria set forth by Ford Motor Company, and checked and vetted by a certified technician.

The automakers program only offered a general designation in the past, but now it’s a two-tier program: Blue and Gold.

Gold Certified vehicles are up to six years old, with fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer. Blue Certified vehicles are up to 10 years old, with fewer than 120,000 miles on the odometer.

Why You Can Skip the Certifications at Zeck

However, when you shop at Zeck Ford OKC, we’re already picky about the used cars we’re willing to even drive onto our lot. There’s no need for us to spend time “certifying” our selection of used cars, because they already meet incredibly high quality standards.

Instead, at Zeck Ford, we stray from typical car dealership practices to save you money and get you a better vehicle.

To build our inventory, we comb the country to get our inventory, skipping the local auto auction, on a mission to find the best quality and most affordable used trucks, cars, and SUVs.

Then, before we list them as available in our pre-owned inventory, our Ford-certified technicians put them through a 120-point inspection that identifies mechanical issues, hidden body damage, or electrical problems. If there are any, we fix them. And if they still aren’t up to our standards even with the repair, we send them on their way.

Will I Pay More for a Certified Pre-Owned Ford?

In short, yes, if you shop at a traditional used car dealership, you’ll notice prices are slightly higher on Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.

But Zeck Ford OKC is not a traditional used car dealer!

At Zeck Ford OKC, you’ll experience transparent pricing at the best value we can give you, plus no-haggle, no-pressure personal shoppers to help you drive away in the vehicle you want. We call it the Zecksperience, and it means we do everything we can to make sure you love shopping at Zeck.

We refuse to sell you an inferior vehicle, and we don’t hike up the prices because of our thorough inspections! That’s as good as certified to us, and you won’t pay extra for it.

Where Do I Start Shopping for a Used Car for Sale?

Browse our inventory of pre-owned vehicles on our website. If you see one you like, you can initiate the purchase process online, then decide whether you want to come in to complete your purchase, or if you want to keep shopping from the comfort of your couch.

If you’d like to visit our Oklahoma Ford dealership, give us a call to make an appointment with one of our attentive personal shoppers. When you stop by, take a test drive, and see why shopping for a vehicle is so different at Zeck Ford.

Find a Quality Used Car at Our Oklahoma Ford Dealership

Choose from hundreds of vehicles on our lot or at our sister dealerships. With the Zeck family of dealerships, you can rest assured you’re getting the best price on a quality used car for sale. We can’t wait to show you why Zeck is different. Come see us at 2311 North 9th Avenue in Purcell, Oklahoma.

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