Drivers who are in the market for a used Infiniti vehicle may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on to learn about the specifics of the Infiniti CPO program.

In order to qualify as a Certified Pre-Owned car, Infiniti vehicles must be under six years old, have less than 75,000 miles, and have a clean Vehicle History Report.

Inspection

In order to ensure that all Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are safe to drive, Infiniti subjects all CPO vehicles to a 167-point inspection that includes the following vehicle systems:

  • Engine and Mechanical
  • Cooling
  • Fuel
  • Electrical
  • Transmission
  • Hybrid
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes and Exhaust
  • Frame

The inspection also includes a detailing of the interior and exterior of the vehicle, including an inspection of the tires and wheels.

Warranty

Infiniti CPO vehicles come with a limited warranty, which covers repairs or replacements of all major engine, drive system, and transmission components for six years or 75,000 miles, whichever comes first.

The warranty also includes certain benefits including:

  • A complete CARFAX vehicle history report including the service record.

  • A 24/7 roadside assistance program that includes emergency jump start, flat tire change, up to $5 in emergency gas delivery, lock-out assistance, up to $100 in towing assistance per instance, up to $35/day for five days of rental reimbursement, and up to $500 in trip interruption reimbursement in the event your vehicle breaks down more than 100 miles from home.

Pricing

Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Infiniti vehicle instead of a used vehicle can make a difference in the price at most dealerships. The bottom line will usually be around 9% higher than a regular “used” vehicle.

For example, at the time of this article in April 2016, a used 2012 Infiniti G Sedan has a Kelley Blue Book value of $16,168; the same vehicle in the Infiniti CPO program is priced around $17,973.

Compare Infiniti to Other Certified Pre-Owned Car Programs

Whether you decide to go with a CPO car, it's always wise to have an independent certified mechanic inspect any used car before buying it. Certified Pre-Owned does not mean the car is in perfect condition, and any used car can come with serious issues that aren't apparent to an untrained eye. If you're in the market to buy a used car, schedule a pre-purchase inspection for total peace of mind.

This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as Infiniti Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program and was authored by Valerie Johnston.


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