CPO Benefits

Benefits Overview

Peace of mind comes with the 172-point inspection, 24-hour roadside assistance, vehicle history report, powertrain limited warranty and comprehensive limited warranty coverage.

172-Point Inspection

If a vehicle doesn't meet our strict criteria, we won't certify it. It's that simple. Find out what we check during the rigorous process of certifying a pre-owned vehicle.Prior to delivery of your vehicle, the following checks and inspections were performed. Any item(s) that did not pass our 172-point inspection have been replaced or repaired.

Vehicle History

  • VIN Inspection
  • Service Recalls (OASIS) Performed
  • Vehicle History Report Obtained
  • Vehicle Emissions Sticker (Applicable States)

Road Test

  • Engine Starts and Idles Properly
  • Remote Start System Operation
  • Engine Accelerates and Cruises Properly/Smoothly
  • Engine Noise Normal (Cold/Hot & High/Low Speeds)
  • Auto/Manual Transmission/Transaxle Operation-Cold and Hot Shift Quality
  • Auto/Manual Transmission/Transaxle Noise Normal-Cold and Hot
  • Shift Interlock Operates Properly
  • Drive Axle/Transfer Case Operation Noise Normal
  • Clutch Operates Properly
  • Steers Normally (Response, Centering and Free Play)
  • Body and Suspension Squeaks and Rattles
  • Struts/Shocks Operate Properly
  • Brakes/ABS Operate Properly
  • Cruise Control
  • Gauges Operate Properly
  • Gauges Operate Properly
  • No Abnormal Wind Noise


Module System Test

Perform Self-Test for all CMDTCs


Body Panels and Bumpers

  • No Evidence of Flood, Fire, Major or Hail Damage
  • Body Panel Inspection
  • Bumper/Fascia Inspection

Doors, Hood, Deck Lid, Tailgate

  • Doors, Hood, Decklid/Tailgate and Roof Inspection
  • Doors, Hood, Decklid/Tailgate Alignment
  • Automatic/Manual Release Mechanisms, Hinges, Prop Rod/Gas Struts Operate Properly
  • Power Liftgate, Power-Sliding Door Operation

Grille, Trim, and Roof Rack

  • Power Liftgate, Power-Sliding Door Operation
  • Deployable Running Boards

Glass and Outside Mirrors

  • Windshield, Side and Rear-Window Glass Inspection
  • Wiper Blade Replacement
  • Outside Mirror Inspection

Exterior Lights

  • Front-End Exterior Lights
  • Back-End Exterior Lights
  • Side Exterior Lights
  • Hazard Lights
  • Auto On/Off Lighting
  • Trailer Lamp Connector Operation



  • Airbags
  • Safety Belts

Audio and Alarm Systems

  • Radio, Cassette, CD and Speakers
  • Antenna
  • Alarm/Theft-Deterrent System
  • Navigation System


  • Air Conditioning System
  • Defog/Defrost

Interior Amenities

  • Clock
  • Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Steering Column Lock
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Horn
  • Warning Chimes
  • Instrument Panel and Warning Lights
  • Wipers
  • Washers
  • Interior Courtesy, Dome and Map Lights
  • Manual Outside Rearview Mirrors, Power Outside Rearview Mirrors and Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
  • Rear View Camera
  • SYNC® System
  • MyFord Touch®
  • Active Park Assist
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Power Outlets and Lighter
  • Ashtrays
  • Glove Box and Center Armrest/Console
  • Sun Visors, Vanity Mirror and Light
  • Adjustable Pedals (if equipped)

Carpet, Trim and Mats

  • Interior Odor-Free
  • Carpet
  • Floor Mats
  • Door Trim and Door Panels
  • Headliner


  • Seat Upholstery
  • Seat and Head Restraint Adjustment
  • Folding Seats
  • Heated Seats
  • Integrated Child Safety Seats

Sunroof/Moonroof/Convertible Top

  • Sunroof/Moonroof
  • Convertible Top

Windows and Door Locks

  • Door Handles and Release Mechanisms
  • Remote Entry System and Push-Button Start System
  • Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Window Controls
  • Remote Decklid and Fuel Filler Door Release

Luggage Compartment

  • Carpet, Trim and Cargo Net
  • Luggage Compartment/Cargo Area Light
  • Vehicle Jack and Tool Kit
  • Spare Tire Size/Type and Sidewall Inspection
  • Spare Tire Tread Depth/Air Pressure Inspection
  • Tire Inflator Kit
  • Emergency Trunk-Lid Release

Under The Hood


  • Engine Oil/Filter Change and Chassis Lube
  • Coolant
  • Brake Fluid
  • Automatic Transaxle/Transmission Fluid
  • Transfer Case Fluid
  • Drive Axle Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Manual Transaxle/Transmission Hydraulic Clutch Fluid
  • Washer Fluid
  • Air Conditioning System Charge


  • Fluid Leaks
  • Hoses, Lines and Fittings
  • Belts
  • Wiring
  • Oil in Air Cleaner Housing
  • Water, Sludge or Engine Coolant in Oil
  • Oil Pressure
  • Relative Cylinder Compression Test/Power Balance Readings (check if necessary)
  • Timing Belt
  • Engine Mounts
  • Inspect Turbocharger Air Cooler

Cooling System

  • Radiator
  • Pressure-Test Radiator Cap and Radiator
  • Cooling Fans, Clutches and Motors
  • Water Pump
  • Coolant Recovery Tank
  • Cabin Air Filter

Fuel System

  • Fuel Pump Noise Normal
  • Fuel Pump Pressure
  • Fuel Filter
  • Engine Air Filter

Electrical System

  • Starter Operation
  • Ignition System
  • Battery
  • Alternator Output
  • Diesel Glow Plug System


  • Hybrid Cooling System
  • Switchable Powertrain Mount
  • Hybrid Entertainment and Information Display
  • 110V Power Outlet


  • 110V Power Outlet
  • Fuel Supply System

Exhaust System

  • Exhaust System Condition
  • Emissions Control Test

Transmission, Transaxle, Differential and Transfer Case

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Manual Transmission/Transaxle, Differential and Transfer Case
  • 4x4 Hub Operation
  • Universal Joints, CV Joints and CV Joint Boots
  • Transmission Mounts (not cracked, broken or oil soaked)
  • Differential/Drive Axle

Tires and Wheels

  • Tires and Wheels Match and Are Correct Size
  • Tire Tread Depth
  • Normal Tire Wear
  • Tire Pressure
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Wheels
  • Wheel Covers and Center Caps
  • Rack-and-Pinion, Linkage and Boots
  • Control Arms, Bushings and Ball Joints
  • Tie-Rods and Idler Arm
  • Sway Bars, Links and Bushings
  • Springs
  • Struts and Shocks
  • Wheel Alignment (check if necessary)
  • Power Steering Pump

Tires and Wheels

  • Tires and Wheels Match and Are Correct Size
  • Tire Tread Depth
  • Normal Tire Wear
  • Tire Pressure
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Wheels
  • Wheel Covers and Center Caps
  • Rack-and-Pinion, Linkage and Boots


  • Calipers and Wheel Cylinders
  • Brake Pads and Shoes
  • Rotors and Drums
  • Brake Lines, Hoses and Fittings
  • Parking Brake
  • Master Cylinder and Booster


  • Owners Guide
  • Keys and Remote Controls
  • Universal Transmitter (Garage Door Opener)
  • Full Fuel Level


Every Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a 12-month, 12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty covering more than 500 components PLUS a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.*

*See dealer for details.

We've ensured your peace of mind with our comprehensive limited warranty. The warranty covers more than 500 components, including many high-tech parts. Areas of coverage include:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Steering
  • Brakes
  • Front and rear suspension
  • Electrical
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • High-tech
  • Emissions
  • Ford audio
  • Safety


Peace of mind comes standard on every Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle since each includes 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty coverage,* backed by Ford Motor Company. Areas of coverage include the engine, transmission and more.Our manufacturer-backed limited warranty is fully transferable to future owners at no cost, a resale benefit that can be transferred from owner to owner.

For extra peace of mind, 24/7 roadside assistance (towing, jump starts for dead batteries, flat-tire changes on-site, and lockout services) is included for the duration of the powertrain limited warranty coverage.Want additional coverage? Ask your dealer about Ford Extended Service Plans. Service available at any Ford or Lincoln Mercury Dealership nationwide.

*See your dealer for limited-warranty coverage details.

24-Hour Roadside Assistance

Wherever you roam, we've got you covered with our roadside assistance program.

Complimentary roadside assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers may dial (800) 241-3673. Available services include:

  • Towing assistance of up to $100 for warranty and non-warranty problems, including accidents (excludes impound and repossession)
  • Travel expense reimbursement of up to $500, for up to 3 days lodging, meals and rental vehicle for travel expenses accrued when the breakdown occurs more than 100 miles from home
  • Destination expense assistance of up to $75 for emergency transportation to the immediate destination
  • Rental car reimbursement of up to $30 per day for up to 5 days
  • Fuel delivery if the vehicle runs out of fuel-up to 2 gallons at no charge
  • Flat-tire changes on site
  • Jump starts for dead batteries
  • Lockout assistance of up to $50 to unlock vehicle doors
  • Service throughout the 50 United States and Canada

Vehicle History Report

Feel confident when you get behind the wheel of your Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle with this informative, full history report.

Not every vehicle can make the cut as a Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. To even be considered for certification, each Ford must be less than 6 model years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer.

After a vehicle has been determined as eligible in terms of age and mileage, an independent third-party vehicle history report is run to identify any vehicle that does not meet our strict standards. The report is run as a part of our 172-point inspection process, and it includes checks for:

  • Flood vehicles
  • Fire damage
  • Frame damage
  • Salvage vehicles
  • Branded title
  • Odometer issues
  • Accident history
  • Vehicle title history

In addition, you can view the actual Vehicle History Report for a specific vehicle by simply searching our current inventory now. Or ask your dealer for a copy when you arrive at the dealership.

Cost of Ownership

Every Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with comprehensive and powertrain limited warranties, 172-point inspection and more. No one else provides that.

Let's say you find a "deal" in the paper on a used car model you've had your eye on. One with a price too good to pass up; so instead of getting a Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, you buy something else. But did this vehicle include a rigorous 172-point inspection? A vehicle history? Comprehensive and powertrain limited warranties? 24-hour roadside assistance and other benefits? It doesn't take long for non-covered repairs and other expenses to eat away whatever money you saved. When it comes to long-term total cost of ownership, Ford CPO vehicles might well end up costing you less. Maybe a lot less. And it's hard to put a price on the peace of mind that comes with driving a vehicle inspected and backed by Ford.


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Lake Elsinore Ford

31500 Auto Center Drive
Directions Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

  • Sales: (951) 471-4100
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  1. Lake Elsinore Ford

    31500 Auto Center Drive
    Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

    • Sales: (951) 471-4100
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