Why Buy from a Certified Chevy Dealer
When looking for Chevy dealers in Ohio, you’ll want to make sure your prospective options include certified Chevy dealers. After all, these certified dealerships (of any brand) are able to provide numerous benefits that the other guy can’t. Certified service is one of the biggest advantages, and those highly-trained Chevy technicians in the service department are able to provide quality maintenance and repairs that a corner garage can’t. On top of that, each staff member is professionally trained and has extensive knowledge when it comes to the vehicles on their lot. Finally, these types of dealers are able to provide exceptional warranties, benefits, and certified pre-owned vehicles, which all go hand in hand.
It’s for these reasons you want to find a Chevy dealer that’s certified, like McCluskey Chevy, which is able to provide all these benefits and more.
Certified Service vs. Non-Certified
When it comes time to get your car worked on or repaired, you don’t want to take it to just anyone. Some of the small-time garages that everyone talks about are typically high-quality and legitimate businesses. But, what if that’s not the case? What if the repair shops and garages aren’t trusted, where do you turn?
While it might cost a bit more going back to the certified Chevy dealer you bought your car from, it’s one of those situations where you get what you pay for — and you don’t want to skimp out on car repair. A host of things can go wrong if you don’t find a trustworthy place, or even a place that’s competent enough to work on your vehicle. Oil filters could be put on wrong (or not changed at all), you can get charged for work they said they did but actually didn’t do, or they can even steal factory parts off your car and replace them with ones of lesser quality.
But at a certified Chevy dealer, the highly-trained technicians won’t do that for multiple reasons. One, their true passion is to work on cars, which means they will get the job done right. Two, there is a lot more accountability at larger dealerships, thanks to additional rules, regulations, and procedures that need to be followed. Three, they have the know-how when it comes to working on Chevrolet vehicles. This is because they have undergone years of training from other Chevy and GM factory technicians.
But, highly-trained staff aren’t just restricted to the service department at certified-Chevy dealerships like McCluskey.
Trained and Knowledgeable Staff in All Departments
Every staff member, from the sales representative to the general manager, also have the knowledge and experience required to make your time at the dealership much less stressful. The sales team in particular needs to have extensive knowledge of the vehicles and any corresponding warranties. After all, they are the first people you talk to (second if there is a receptionist), and they will be your gurus throughout the process of picking a car, doing the test drive(s), and answering any questions you might have. For an example of just how important it really is, let’s take a look at a common problem plaguing non-certified Chevy dealers: information about electric cars like the Volt. There are numerous horror stories online of consumers asking a sales representative from one of these dealerships about how the electric car works, and they say “I’m not sure, but this car…” Not only is this a huge turnoff to consumers, but it also gives the dealership a bad reputation.
Which is why the staff at certified Chevy dealerships make it a point to understand the ins and outs of all their cars, whether that employee is a member of the sales staff or a technician in the garage. Along with being able to have your questions answered about the Chevy models you’re looking at, it’s also important to feel comfortable with the financial process. After you’ve test driven a vehicle and decided you want it, the job of the sales representative is over. Now, it’s either time for the finance team to take the lead. Certified dealerships know the importance of feeling comfortable during this transaction, which is why the members of their finance team have plenty of experience working with numbers and contracts.
It’s at this point in the process where you’ll also be offered warranties, and if you bought a certified pre-owned vehicle, then you’ll find out about the built-in-value you’ll get when you purchase it.
The CPO Advantage
Buying new vs. used is the only thing the other guy can offer. But, at a certified Chevy dealer, we can provide a third option: certified-pre-owned vehicles. Buying a certified pre-owned vehicle gets you unique benefits and an excellent value that isn’t available when buying a new or used car.
Adding to this value are things like warranties and maintenance plans and, the best part is, these are rolled into the deal. An exclusive CPO Maintenance Plan, and (up to) a 6-year/100,000-Mile, $0 deductible, fully transferable, Powertrain Limited Warranty are available, along with a 12-month/12,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. So, in the highly unlikely event that something goes wrong, your vehicle is covered from fender to fender.
Those are only a few of the benefits and there are much more. So much more in fact, that you get a built-in value of $2,800 when you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle. Play your cards right, and that built-in-value could actually prove to be more worth your while than buying a brand new car. It also provides another advantage that used vehicles from non-certified dealerships can’t: peace of mind.
On top of these warranties, all GM-certified pre-owned vehicles are under 75,000 miles, within current plus-5 model years, and have no significant or dangerous issues. That’s because all certified pre-owned vehicles (regardless of make or model) go through a multipoint inspection test, and GM has one of the most rigorous ones out there. Only after a vehicle successfully completes this process will it be labeled a certified Chevy vehicle.
This process includes a 172-multipoint inspection test administered by a certified, expert GM technician. If no issues are found, and the vehicle falls within the mileage and model year requirements, it’s considered a certified pre-owned vehicle. Even if something is wrong, the technician will attempt to fix it. Once fixed, it will get the O.K. to be a CPO vehicle.
It’s clear that because of the rigorous standards, built-in-value, and warranties provided by a CPO vehicle, you’ll have boosted peace-of-mind. And that peace-of-mind is supported by your certified Chevy dealer.