What is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (CPOV)?

A CPOV is a vehicle that has been put through a rigorous inspection by a dealership of the same brand of the vehicle. For example, because we are associated with Dover Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat, we are able to sell certified pre-owned Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat vehicles. Dover Dodge has their factory certified mechanics inspect the vehicle. During the inspection, the technician ensures that the vehicle adheres to the standards required by the manufacturer to qualify as a certified vehicle. During the certification process, any parts on the vehicle that do not pass quality standards are replaced with factory original parts.

When a vehicle, a lease return or trade-in (dealerships may opt to purchase a customer-leased vehicle directly from the bank), is initially brought to the dealership, the dealership's vehicle appraiser will inspect the vehicle. The appraiser will evaluate the vehicle to see if it is a CPOV candidate based on specific criteria. Each manufacturer's criteria vary, but the majority of vehicle manufacturers require similar qualifications.


Chrysler's qualifications for any Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, or Ram vehicle to qualify for certification is:


  • Vehicle must be no more than five (5) years old
  • Vehicle must pass a clean vehicle history check (Must not have any accidents)
  • Vehicle must pass a 125-point inspection process that involves both mechanical and appearance criteria.
Chrysler CPOVs offer the buyer the following:

  • For even more peace of mind, add the factory-backed 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • The 3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Coverage
  • 24-Hour Towing and Roadside Assistance
  • Car Rental Allowance
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ and an introductory 3-month subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Plus, Chrysler offers something you won't find from any other manufacturer: Certified Warranty Upgrades


As you can see, purchasing a certified vehicle certainly has its benefits. Please keep in mind that to be a truly certified vehicle, the vehicle must be "certified" by the original manufacturer of the vehicle. For this reason, if you are purchasing a Dodge, the vehicle will be available for sale by a Dodge dealership.


With the rising costs of vehicles across the board from all manufacturers, individuals in the market to purchase their next vehicle no longer need to be worried about the vehicle's condition if they are looking at a manufacturer-based certified pre-owned vehicle. With a certified pre-owned vehicle, individuals can drive off the dealership lot knowing they are driving a safe, reliable vehicle.

Warranty Information

Driving one of our Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles means you're well taken care of, on the road and off.

  • 3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Warranty(1)
  • Up to 7-Year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty (2, 3)
  • Lifetime Certified Upgrade Plans(4)

125-Point Inspection

To know the exact condition of your vehicle, we put 'em to the test with a rigorous 125-point inspection.

  • Qualification Standards
  • Ownership Materials
  • Mechanical Standards
  • Maintenance Standards
  • Appearance Standards
  • Detail Standards

CARFAX® Vehicle History Report

  • Documents that the vehicle is clear of any prior title obligations
  • The CARFAX Buyback Guarantee protects you from unknowingly buying a used car with DMV-reported incidents (salvage, fire, flood damage, odometer problems or lemon history). This coverage lasts one year and is transferable.

Roadside Coverage

Towing/Roadside Assistance(5)

  • 24-hour "Sign and Go" (up to $100 per occurrence) includes:
  • Flat-tire service (with your good spare)
  • Gas delivery (up to two gallons)
  • Battery-jump assistance
  • Lockout service (i.e., keys locked in car, frozen lock, etc.)
  • Towing service (if vehicle is inoperative)

Car Rental Allowance(6)

  • If your vehicle requires repairs, is inoperable due to the failure of a covered component; and repairs take overnight
  • Up to $35 per day ($175 maximum per occurrence)

(1) 3-Months/3,000-Miles (whichever comes first). Maximum Care Limited Warranty runs from the date of sale of the vehicle or at the expiration of the 3/36 Basic Warranty. 

(2) 7-Years/100,000-Miles (whichever comes first) for 2010 model year and newer vehicles; 6-Years/80,000-Miles for 2009 model year and earlier vehicles. Powertrain Limited Warranty runs from the date vehicle was sold as new. A deductible may apply. See dealer for details.

(3) Eligible vehicles include Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and RAM vehicles with an active 3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Limited Warranty, 6-Year/80,000-Mile or 7-Year/100,000-Mile CPOV Powertrain Limited Warranty with a maximum of 74,999 miles at the time of purchase. For Lifetime coverage beyond powertrain (Added Care Plus and Maximum Care plans), eligible vehicles must be within 36 months of the in-service date and a maximum 36,000 miles. Lifetime Certified Upgrade Plans exclude Dodge Viper and all SRT® vehicles, as well as vehicles used for police service, taxi, limousine, postal delivery or ambulance service. A deductible may apply. 

(4) Lifetime coverage is transferable ONLY in the states of Florida and North Carolina and the 7-Year/100,000-Mile (for 2010 model year and newer vehicles) or the 6-Year/80,000-Mile (for 2009 model year and earlier vehicles) Certified Pre-Owned Powertrain Limited Warranty must be transferred in tandem with the Lifetime Warranty.

(5) Administered by Cross Country Motor Club, Inc., Medford, MA 02155. 

(6) With Rental Car Coverage, Chrysler Group LLC will reimburse you up to $35 per day for a rental vehicle ($175 maximum per occurrence) any time if: A) a component fails and the component is covered by the 6-Year/80,000-Mile or the 7-Year/100,000-Mile CPOV Powertrain Limited Warranty, B) any coverage is under the New Vehicle Basic Limited Warranty, C) the vehicle is inoperable because of the failure and D) repairs take overnight. Car Rental Allowance coverage is not provided where loaner vehicle coverage is provided by the warranty or the dealer.