Why Buy Certified

Certified Pre-Owned

Today, the car market offers shoppers more options than ever. Whether you are shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, Certified Pre-Owned for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram is something you should definitely consider in your search.

For the new car shopper, a Certifed Pre-Owned vehicle means saving on the purchase while still getting a gently used vehicle. For the used car shopper,  peace of mind in the inspection, vehicle history, and warranty make a purchase well worth it. But what defines a "Certified Pre-Owned?" Let's take a look!

Confidence with Carfax

There are 3 major points (plus a bonus) that define a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. These are Warranty, Inspection, and Vehicle History (and a bonus!)

To start, a Certified Pre-Owned Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram is only available from the respective dealer. This is for the inspection. Only a Certified Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Technician can determine if a vehicle is eligible for the Certified Pre-Owned program. Furthermore, during the reconditioning stage, we use OEM recommended parts which may come only from the manufacturer. Before a vehicle can be inspected by a certified technician it must first past a CarFax Vehicle History Report Check.

This check includes:
  • Vehicle registration
  • Title information including salvaged or junked titles
  • Odometer readings
  • Lemon law buybacks
  • Total loss accidents
  • Frame/structural damage
  • Prior airbag deployment
  • Other Accident indicators
  • Service and repair information
  • Vehicle usage (taxi, rental, lease, etc.)
  • Recall information
Once the vehicle passes this check, it meets a technician!

125-Point Inspection

Yes, 125 point inspection is thoroughly done to ensure vehicle quality. To start, a vehicle must pass the qualification standards.These include:
  • Under 75,000 miles
  • Five model years or newer
  • No frame damage
  • Clean title
  • Aftermarket accessories do not compromise safety, emissions or operation of vehicle
The inspection and reconditioning then continues. Reconditioning include items such as a braking performance check, maintenance inspection and changes, interior and exterior detail and more! You can see the complete checklist here.

Factory-Backed Warranty

Once passed and reconditioned, your Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a Factory-Back Warranty. When we say Factory-Backed, we mean that not just the dealership, but the Manufacturer is ensuring your ownership pleasure. For any unexpected repairs, the vehicle is covered by a 3-Months/3,000 Mile Maximum Care Warranty and a 7-Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty! Furthermore, if you are on vacation or are away from our dealership, your vehicle is covered at any Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram dealer! You can view the complete brochure here.


We know you've been waiting for this, the elusive bonus! Every Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with Towing/Roadside Assitance, Car Rental Allowance, and First Day Rental on your Manufacturer!24-hour "Sign and Go"  includes all of the features below (up to $100 per occurrence):
  • Flat-tire service (with your good spare)
  • Gas delivery (up to two gallons)
  • Battery-jump assistance
  • Lockout service (e.g., keys locked in car or frozen lock)
  • Towing service (if vehicle is inoperative)
Car rental allowance keeps you on the road if your vehicle requires repairs and is in the shop overnight. For the first day, your manufacturer picks up the bill (up to $34) for your rental or even taxi reimbursement.

Is a certified vehicle right for you? The choice is yours, but if you need to see what a Certifed Pre-Owned vehicle is really like, stop in and see one for yourself. One of our friendly staff members is more than welcome to show you a variety of vehicles that fit your needs!

Deery of Ames

Deery of Ames is commits to living in the world of our consumers. We're here to communicate publicly and freely, here to answer questions, here to provide solutions to your automotive problems. We're here to make sure that we build a strong and lasting relationship with each and every one of our guests, both in sales and in our service department. The real truth is, you can get a good vehicle and a good price from just about anywhere.  Our goal is to provide such a level of expert service that the place you decide to purchase from and service with, is us. We are here to Create a Tradition of Service. Let's grow together!