When it comes to a significant purchase like a pre-owned car, you do your research. You need to be confident that it's in great condition and ideally comes with a warranty you can trust. And you want to know you're getting the best value possible.
Be CarMark Smart!
CarMark Certified is the no-compromise way of buying a car. CarMark Certified vehicles are smarter than new vehicles — they're more affordable and they hold their value better. Plus, they're smarter than used vehicles — they are dependable and guaranteed.
CarMark Certified vehicles are not just a used car with a warranty. They’ve been thoroughly inspected, and they come with features designed to make them even more like new cars — roadside assistance and trip interruption, for example — in addition to a well-backed warranty. These features combine to give you peace of mind about the vehicle that you're buying and a place to turn if you need assistance in the future. CarMark Certified is a valuable tool that makes buying a pre-owned vehicle a lot less stressful.
Who’s Behind the CarMark Certified Program?
CarMark Certified was created by two auto industry veterans — Ron Smith and Bill Zadeits — who saw the important role of manufacturers’ CPO programs in providing peace of mind to consumers buying pre-owned vehicles. They recognized a need for a nationwide program comparable to the manufacturers’ programs that would allow dealers to certify more pre-owned vehicles and thereby provide consumers with greater options when selecting a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle.
Smith and Zadeits knew that it was vital to have the CarMark Certified program backed by one of the nation’s leading automobile warranty companies, and so they chose Automobile Protection Corporation (APCO) of Atlanta, Ga., which has been in the business since 1984 and has developed and supported some of the finest private label programs in the industry, including Mazda, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo and Honda.
In addition, the CarMark Certified program is only available to members of the Pre-Owned Automobile Dealers Alliance, and each member of the Alliance has agreed to abide by the organization’s Code of Ethics.
You’re Not Just Buying a Car …
You’re Buying a Car with Built-in Peace of Mind
CarMark Certified has worked hard to ensure that we go above and beyond to think of every detail for you so that you can sit back and enjoy your CarMark Certified car worry-free. Check out what is included with every CarMark Certified vehiclethat is sold.
Quality Assurance: We’ve checked and double-checked your car to make sure it meets or exceeds the CarMark Road-Ready inspection guidelines. We take your car through a comprehensive inspection to ensure it’s in tip-top shape before it can even be labeled CarMark Certified.
Free Vehicle History Report: Every CarMark Certified vehicle that’s sold comes standard with a vehicle history report. It’ll give you the added peace of mind of knowing your car’s detailed history.
Vehicle Repair Coverage: If something does go wrong with your vehicle, you can rest easy knowing that you have full powertrain coverage*. Your CarMark warranty covers the engine, seals and gaskets, drive axle, taxes and fluids, and the transmission/transfer case.
24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance: We’ll be there for you when you need us, whether you need emergency towing, battery jump start, fuel delivery, flat tire service or lockout service, you’ll have the coverage you need to keep you safe and on the road.
Rental Car Reimbursement: If a covered part fails, and you need a rental car, you'll be covered with up to six days of rental car benefits.
Trip Interruption Reimbursement: When you're just 50 miles away from home and have a repair to a covered part that requires an overnight stay, you'll get up to $100 per day for up to three consecutive days for food and lodging.
Towing: If your CarMark Certified vehicle needs towing due to the failure of a covered part, you get up to $100 to have your vehicle taken to a qualified repair facility.
Tire and Wheel Road Hazard Protection: For the bumps in the road that end in a blown tire, your CarMark Certified vehicle comes with road hazard protection that includes replacement of the original tires and repair or replacement of the wheels if damaged from glass, metal or other road hazards on a public roadway.
National Support: CarMark Certified is a nationwide program with the backing of APCO/EasyCare, one of the nation’s leading warranty companies. APCO has been in the vehicle warranty industry for 28 years, and they’ll be there when you need them to get you back on the road.
*Maximum coverage available on vehicles 5 years old or 100,000 or fewer miles on the odometer at time of sale. Please ask your dealership representative for details.