FAQ: Certified Pre-Owned Kia

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about Certified Pre-Owned Kia cars at Willowbrook Kia

If you're like many drivers we've served here at our Willowbrook, IL Kia dealership, then you're a big believer in doing your due diligence before buying a car. That's why we've provided answers to all the most commonly asked questions about Certified Pre-Owned Kia cars right on this page.

What does a "Certified Pre-Owned" KIA mean?

Certified Pre-Owned Kia cars are used Kia models that have undergone a rigorous battery of testing, inspection, and recondition prior to earning their CPO Status. Often regarded as a happy medium between buying brand new and purchasing used, CPO Kia cars offer competitive prices, lower mileage than most conventional used cars, and some unique perks like Kia CPO Limited Warranty Coverage, Roadside Assistance, and much more.

What are the benefits of owning a Certified Pre-Owned KIA?

If you love the idea of saving money by buying a pre-owned car, but want to be absolutely certain you're purchasing a reliable vehicle that you can count on for years to come, a Certified Pre-Owned Kia car will be right up your alley. Not only do CPO Kia vehicles undergo a thorough set of tests and inspections prior to receiving Certified status, but they also offer advantages that you won't find with other used cars on the market near Bolingbrook and Downers Grove these days.

Are Certified Pre-Owned vehicles covered by a warranty?

You bet they are! In fact, each and every Certified Pre-Owned Kia car for sale at our Kia dealership near Chicago features a Comprehensive Limited Warranty for up to 1 year or  12,000 miles, as well as Powertrain Limited Warranty Coverage for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

What areas are included in the 164-point inspection?

Virtually every aspect of the vehicle is thoroughly looked over during the 164-point inspection. Here's a brief overview of what the technician will look at before certifying a pre-owned Kia car.

  • Vehicle History Report
  • Road Test
  • Emissions Testing
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Cooling System
  • Exhaust System
  • Fuel Lines
  • Brakes
  • Electrical
  • Heater & Air Conditioner
  • Appearance, Body, and Structural Integrity
  • Hybrid Systems (if applicable)

Better still, if any component in the inspection doesn't meet the Kia brand's standards, it will be either refurbished or replaced with a genuine OEM Kia part to ensure that the vehicle you purchase is of the highest possible quality.

Can any Kia be Certified?

To be considered for certification, a used Kia car must be 5 model years old or newer and it must have less than 60,000 miles on its odometer. Additionally, it must pass a 164-point inspection by a certified Kia technician and a full CARFAX® vehicle history report. Models with branded titles, fire, smoke, or water damage are not considered for certification.

Who certifies these vehicles?

All Certified Pre-Owned Kia models are certified by factory-trained Kia technicians to ensure they meet the high standards of quality set out by the Kia brand.

Why is a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report so important?

A CARFAX® Vehicle History Report is essential to ensuring that only the best used Kia cars make the grade for the CPO Kia program, weeding out models with fire damage, accident history, frame damage, and more.

Is a Kia CPO vehicle available at a non- Kia dealer?

CPO Kia cars can only be certified and sold at an authorized Kia dealer like ours here in Willowbrook, IL.

What is included in the powertrain limited warranty?

The Certified Pre-Owned Kia Powertrain Limited Warranty covers the engine, transmission, and associated systems and components.

Is there a Certified Pre-Owned warranty transfer cost?

Yes, there is a one-time $40 fee for CPO Warranty Transfer.

What if a Kia CPO vehicle needs roadside assistance?

If your CPO Kia car is in need of roadside assistance, simply call the 24 Hour Roadside Assistance number: (800) 333-4542

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