Certified Pre-Owned Benefits

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Why Buy Used When You Can Buy Certified Pre-Owned?

Everything you need to know when you buy a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.

Many people don’t understand that there are great benefits to purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle. We want to break down the reasons why buying certified pre-owned is a fantastic option at Ray Skillman Discount Chevrolet.

When people think of used cars, they may think that they are inheriting other people’s problems. Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are a great alternative to the traditional used car and come with great benefits that car owners will love. If you are looking for a car but can’t quite afford a new one, consider a Certified Pre-owned vehicle at Ray Skillman Discount Chevrolet instead.



You may be thinking, why is it worth it to buy certified pre-owned instead of buying a used car? There are benefits to buying a Certified Pre-owned Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle before, during, and after the sale. Of course, we only certify the best of the best when it comes to our selection to give you more value for your money. Typically, the average certified pre-owned vehicle comes with $2,135 in built-in value that you won’t get from an average used vehicle on the lot so right away, you are getting more bang for your buck. You also get an Owner Care Program as well as a warranty to give you peace of mind. Do you want more information on the Certified advantage? Come into Ray Skillman Discount Chevrolet and talk to one of our specialists today.

What Does It Take To Be Certified?

Not just any used vehicle can earn the Certified badge. It takes a special set of standards in order for a vehicle to become certified pre-owned. First, the vehicle must be a Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC to qualify for the Certified Pre-owned program. It must also be within 5 model years old to qualify. This is to ensure you get a newer vehicle. It must have no more than 75,000 miles to meet the Certified criteria. Next, it has to pass the rigorous 172-point Vehicle Inspection that looks for safety, mechanical, and cosmetic defects as well as the Reconditioning Process so that it is clean and ready for our customers. Certified Pre-Owned vehicles must have a clean title with no salvage, rebuilt, or branded status. We even give you a Vehicle History Report so that you know you are getting a reliable Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle. If you still have questions about this process, stop by Ray Skillman Discount Chevrolet and we will answer all of your questions.

Other Benefits Of Owning A Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

It’s great to know that you are buying a reliable vehicle that has been thoroughly inspected, but it is even better to know that the benefits don’t stop there when you buy your Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC. You get a 2-Year/24,000-Mile Certified Pre-Owned Scheduled Maintenance included in your purchase to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. This includes oil change and filters, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections with a maximum of 4 service events. You also get a Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty, a Powertrain Limited Warranty, Roadside Assistance, Courtesy Transportation, 3-Day/150-Mile Customer Satisfaction Guarantee, 3-Month Free Trial of OnStar Services, and 3-Month All-Access Free Trial of the SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service. Some limitations do apply to these benefits so be sure to talk to our product specialists at Ray Skillman Discount Chevrolet.


All Pre-Owned vehicles must go through a strict evaluation and meet our premium manufacturing standards to earn the Certified title. Vehicles will qualify for the evaluation if they comply with the following requirements:


This is not your regular, every-day used vehicle. Certified status is a name that is earned, and earned only by meeting our strict, factory-set standards. If it doesn’t pass, we completely recondition it. Our 172-point vehicle inspection is one of the most comprehensive in the industry — and just one of the differences between a regular used vehicle and a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from Chevrolet, Buick or GMC.

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We’re proud of — and have confidence in — every vehicle we sell. Which is why all Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick or GMC come with a detailed Vehicle History Report. Now you can be sure the vehicle that you’re purchasing doesn’t have any hidden past problems like major accidents, fires or title issues.

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We take hassle-free ownership seriously. Our CPO Scheduled Maintenance plan helps you keep your vehicle in top condition with our no-charge scheduled maintenance. Every Certified Pre-Owned Chevy, Buick, and GMC vehicle comes with the 2-Year/24,000-Mile1 CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan (maximum four service events), including:

  • Oil and oil filter changes
  • Tire rotations
  • Multi-point inspections

You’ll not only drive off the lot with certainty and satisfaction, but you’ll be able to come back to your participating Certified Pre-Owned dealer for the best possible auto service on your GM Certified vehicle. It’s just one more way that Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles from Chevy, Buick, and GMC deliver you the value of a used vehicle with the confidence of a new one.

The coverage begins when you purchase your Certified Pre-Owned vehicle and lasts for 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance is also transferable to subsequent owners if the vehicle is still within the terms of 2 years or 24,000 miles. If you already own a Certified Pre-Owned Chevy, Buick, or GMC that has our exclusive 2-Year/24,000-Mile CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan, schedule service with us.

1Covers only scheduled oil changes with filter, tire rotations, and 27-point inspections, according to your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule for up to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. Maximum of four service events. Ask our Service Department about other restrictions and complete details.

You can feel confident in your decision to buy a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from Chevy, Buick or GMC. Each vehicle comes with our Certified Pre-Owned 12-Month/12,000-Mile1 Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty with $0 deductible.What’s IncludedAlmost every part of our vehicles is covered under the 12-Month/12,000-Mile1 Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty (excludes normal wear and maintenance items). See below for the list of exclusions.What’s Not Included

  • Tire damage or wear
  • Damage due to bedliners
  • Damage due to accident, misuse or alteration
  • Collision, fire, theft, freezing, vandalism, riot, explosion or objects striking the vehicle
  • Misuse of the vehicle such as driving over curbs, overloading, racing or other competition. (Proper vehicle use is discussed in the owner manual.)
  • Alteration or modification to the vehicle, including the body, chassis or components, after final assembly by Chevy, Buick or GMC.
  • Coverages do not apply if the odometer has been disconnected, its reading has been altered, or mileage cannot be determined.
  • Damage or corrosion due to environment, chemical treatments, and/or aftermarket products
  • Damage due to insufficient or improper maintenance
  • Damage due to contaminated or poor-quality fuel

Important: This warranty is void on vehicles currently or previously titled as salvaged, scrapped, junked or totaled.
1Whichever comes first, from date of purchase. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.

Every Certified Pre-Owned vehicle from Chevy, Buick, and GMC comes with a transferable 5-Year/100,000-Mile1 Powertrain Limited Warranty, including Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation. Buick vehicles starting with the 2013 model year and newer come with the 6-Year/100,000-Mile1 Powertrain Limited Warranty. We believe in our vehicles and aren’t afraid to stand behind them.What’s Included
$0 Deductible
Transferable to subsequent owners
Roadside Assistance
Courtesy TransportationEngine
Cylinder head
Timing gears
Timing chain
Timing cover
Oil pump/oil pump housing
OHC carriers
Valve covers
Oil pan, seals
Supercharger and all internal lubricated parts as well as manifolds, flywheel, water pump, harmonic balancer, and engine mount
Timing belts are covered until the first scheduled maintenance intervalTransmission/Transaxle/Transfer Case
All internal lubricated parts
Torque converter
Transfer case
Transmission/transaxle mounts, seals, and gasketsDrive Systems
Final drive housing
All internal lubricated parts
Axle shafts and bearings
Constant velocity joints
Axle housing
Propeller shafts
Universal joints
Locking hubs
Front differential actuator
Seals and gasketsWhat’s Not Included
All the above items are not covered for damage due to accident, misuse, alteration, insufficient or improper maintenance, or contaminated or poor-quality fuel. For complete details, refer to your Auto Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet.1Whichever comes first, from original in-service date. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.
We’re proud to offer the response, security, and convenience of the 24-hour Roadside Assistance Program for a period of 5 years (6 years for Buick 2013 model year and newer) or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first (from original in-service date).
If your vehicle requires warranty repairs, we’ll provide alternate transportation and/or reimbursement of your transportation expenses. This offer is good during the auto warranty coverage period only.

Buying a vehicle is a big decision, and we want to make sure that you are completely satisfied with your purchase of a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from Chevy, Buick, or GMC. So, if you are not completely satisfied within the first 3 days or 150 miles1 (whichever comes first) of owning your vehicle, bring it back to your dealer to exchange it for a vehicle that fits your needs.1Whichever comes first. Vehicle exchange only. See dealer for details.

All vehicles equipped with OnStar hardware are eligible for 3 trial months1 of OnStar including automatic help in a crash, monthly diagnostic checks, Roadside Assistance, and Turn-by-Turn Navigation. With OnStar, you’re never far from help in a crash, or more than a button push away from finding the things you want or staying in touch with the people in your life. OnStar safely connects you in ways you never thought possible. New for the 2015 model year, complete vehicle connectivity has been taken to the next level with the introduction of OnStar 4G LTE2, which is available on most 2015 GM vehicles.1GM pre-owned vehicles equipped with OnStar hardware are eligible for 3 trial months of the OnStar Guidance Plan (excluding hands-free calling minutes). One offer per subscriber, not compatible with any other offers. Capabilities vary by model. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.
2Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Some services require data plan.

All of our satellite radio-equipped Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles come with three trial months1 of the SiriusXM All Access package offering all the best SiriusXM premium programming in your ride plus listening on the app and online, so you’ll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you.With SiriusXM, you’ll have over 150 channels of everything you want to hear. In your car: Hear every channel available, including all of our premium programming. At home, on the go: Listen on the app or online – it’s included with your All Access trial subscription. Bring SiriusXM wherever life takes you, customize your listening experience, and get your favorite shows on demand.

To learn more about SiriusXM in Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles from Chevy, Buick or GMC, visit siriusxm.com.

1 All SiriusXM services require a subscription, sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period. Fees and taxes apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.



1$2,135 represents the national average value you get with a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from Chevy, Buick, and GMC as compared with a non-certified vehicle.
2Covers only scheduled oil changes with filter, tire rotations, and 27-point inspections, according to your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule for up to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. Maximum of four service events. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.




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Ray Skillman Discount Chevrolet is proud to offer our customers a great selection of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles to choose from. We have a strong inventory of Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC Certified Pre-Owned cars, trucks, and SUVs for you to pick from so you won’t have to go anywhere else to find the vehicle that meets your needs. All of our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are reliable and are backed by maintenance plans as well as a warranty so you will have more confidence in your vehicle. Get started by browsing our inventory either online or on our lot, then come see us to drive yours home today!

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