Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used Cars in Helena

As you look through vehicles that allow you to save, you will see two different types here. Used cars and certified pre-owned. Many as what's the difference? There are quite a few important distinctions to make, and we're here to guide you through that process so you can see our stellar collection of certified pre-owned vehicles and how they compare to our quality used cars for sale at our used car dealership in Helena.

What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

A certified pre-owned vehicle here at Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT of Helena is how you can buy any one of those brands at a lower cost, but also get the convenience of warranties and seals of approval from the automaker directly. You're able to extend the new vehicle coverage, and know that all options here have been through a rigorous process to earn the label.

Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used

With certified pre-owned Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT models you will find the following criteria must be met:

  • Each vehicle has passed a full 125-point inspection
  • Only vehicles that are five model years or newer and less than 75,000 miles on the odometer can qualify
  • If a part needs reconditioned it uses authentic Mopar parts
  • You get the benefit of warranty coverage like a three-month/3,000-mile Maximum Care Coverage package, plus a seven-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • You'll also find a CARFAX® Vehicle History report, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a trial to SiriusXM Satellite Radio

For a used car, you will see a lot more range in model year options and mileages, and these don't have additional inspections and generally no additional warranties, nor will you get amenities like roadside assistance at no extra cost as you would a certified option.

Learn More About Certified Pre-Owned Benefits

While both provide affordable, quality alternatives, the number of benefits you get from a certified pre-owned vehicle are enough to make anyone from Helena to Great Falls, Butte and Bozeman consider one of the standout used car, minivan, SUV and truck choices in the certified pre-owned lineup here.

To get started, contact us today!

**IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Some of our pre-owned vehicles may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls. Check for a vehicle's unrepaired recalls at safercar.gov.**