Ford Certified Pre-Owned FAQs

To liven up your drives around Dallas, Plano, or Richardson, TX, consider a certified pre-owned Ford. They come with all the capability and the comfort you need, while also adding some fun perks.

Read through this Ford Certified Pre-Owned FAQs page to assist with your research. Then, browse our inventory and take a test drive at Five Star Ford Dallas!

How Does a Ford Become Certified?

Ford Certified Pre-Owned FAQsA Ford model becomes certified once it passes a multi-point inspection and a road test. This shows that the model is in great shape and is ready to be driven by a new owner.

A certified pre-owned Ford must also meet certain other requirements, such as being from a more recent model year and within a certain mileage range. Once it is deemed to have met these standards, it earns its certification and is ready to be purchased.

What Are Some Certified Pre-Owned Ford Benefits?

Certified pre-owned Fords come with special benefits that make them an appealing choice. These perks include:

  • Comprehensive Limited Warranty
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance
  • Complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™

Buying one of these vehicles also gets you FordPass™ Rewards Points, which will come in handy when you’re taking the car in for routine maintenance.

What’s the Difference Between Gold and Blue Certified?

Certified pre-owned Ford models can be identified as either Gold Certified or Blue Certified. This designation determines the model year, the mileage requirements, the amount of FordPass™ Rewards Points you’ll earn, the length of the warranty coverage, and more. Check out the table below for a quick summary:

Gold Certified vs Blue Certified

Certification Level

Model Year


FordPass™ Rewards Points

Gold Certified

(Ford) Within last 6 years

Less than 80,000

22,000 points

Blue Certified

(Any brand) Within last 10 years

Less than 120,000

11,000 points

As for the warranty coverage, a Gold Certified Ford will receive a 12-Month/12,000-Mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty, while a Blue Certified vehicle comes with a 90-day/4,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty. Gold Certified Fords also have the added bonus of the original 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.

Where Can I Browse Ford Certified Pre-Owned Models?

Ford Certified Pre-Owned FAQsYou can browse for a certified pre-owned Ford right here on our website. Use our convenient inventory page to narrow down your choices and select a model with all your favorite amenities. There’s even a filter for Gold and Blue Certified, so you can select one with your preferred perks.

We cater to a wide variety of driving needs, which is why you’ll find numerous options in stock. Scroll through today to see certified pre-owned Fords, like the following:

  • Edge
  • Escape
  • F-150
  • Explorer

Maybe you’ll opt for a Ford F-150 that can carry all your gear. You might want something compact and efficient instead, so an Escape could check all your boxes. Research a few and request test drives today!

How Can I Finance a Ford Certified Pre-Owned Model?

Ford Certified Pre-Owned FAQsAfter you take that test drive, you’ll be invited over to our Ford finance center. Talk with our experts about payment plan options and select one that feels personalized to your lifestyle.

You can even start early, with our online finance application. Fill it out to discover if you’ve been pre-approved. Once we receive your information, we’ll be in touch to set up an appointment. In the meantime, you can use our online tools that include the following:

  • Payment calculator
  • Value Your Trade tool

We also recommend checking out our pre-owned vehicle specials page. These offers rotate regularly and one might apply to your purchase.

Test Drive a Ford Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Today!

After you read through these Ford Certified Pre-Owned FAQs, you might feel ready to come see a few models in person. At our dealership, you’ll be able to decide which one fits best for your commutes around Dallas, Plano, or Richardson, Texas.

To schedule this test drive ahead of time, contact us at Five Star Ford Dallas!


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