What is Honda Certified Pre-Owned?

What is Honda Certified Pre-Owned?

The Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program here at Smart Honda offers Des Moines drivers a whole new level of confidence and peace of mind when it comes to the purchase of a used car. Each Honda CPO vehicle must meet the strict standards of the Honda Motor Company in order to be approved for certification, and once certified the vehicle is backed by valuable coverage and exclusive benefits.

The Certification Process

In order to be eligible for the Honda Certified Pre-Owned Program, a well-maintained, pre-driven Honda vehicle must be no more than 6 years old and have been driven less than 80,000 total miles. Then it must pass a thorough multi-point inspection as conducted by a Honda-certified technician. This mechanical and appearance inspection includes:

  • All major vehicle systems, including brakes, engine, drivetrain, steering, suspension, tires, wheels, exhaust system, and vehicle interior and exterior.
  • Any component that does not meet Honda's standards must be reconditioned.
  • If any component cannot be reconditioned, it must be replaced with Honda Genuine parts.


Honda backs each of their certified pre-owned vehicles by extending the original new car limited powertrain warranty to 7-years/100,000-miles (whichever occurs first from the original in-service date). This warranty covers all major engine and transmission components except for standard maintenance items, all body glass, and interior components. All components covered under the warranty will be replaced if found to be defective in material or workmanship during normal use, and there is $0 deductible.

Honda CPO vehicle owners are eligible for additional coverage with HondaCare® for Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles. This optional extended service plan covers such vehicle systems as the engine, transmission, air conditioning and heating, fuel system, and more.With HondaCare® Certified Additional Coverage, Des Moines and Waukee area drivers will also receive a number of special amenities, including:

  • Concierge Emergency Service
  • Personalized Travel Plan
  • Comprehensive-Component Coverage
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Lock-Out Assistance
  • Rental-Car Reimbursement Benefits
  • Towing
  • Trip-Interruption Benefits
Coverages, limitations, and exclusions may vary, so talk to one of our friendly, knowledgeable sales professionals to get all of the details.

Other Benefits

Some of the other benefits of the Honda CPO Program include:
  • Free vehicle history report
  • A 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Special financing from Honda Financial Services on select models.
Learn More About the Honda Certified Pre-Owned Program Today We think you'll agree that the Honda CPO Program is an ideal way to own a like-new Honda model that comes with exclusive benefits and coverage, at a low used car price. Contact us for more information, or better yet stop by our Honda dealership near Waukee and take one of our stellar Honda CPO vehicles out for a spin today!

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