CarMark Certified Pre-Owned, a leading third-party vehicle certification program, recently announced that it is expanding its offerings in order to provide more flexibility for its dealer base and additional options for consumers.
The CarMark Certified program, which is powered nationally by APCO/EasyCare, includes two types of limited warranties — a 72-month/100-mile powertrain limited warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. Both warranties were originally available only to vehicles that were less than current model plus five years old.
Responding to dealer requests, CarMark Certified now offers the 12/12 warranty for all eligible vehicles up to current model plus eight years and less than 100,000 miles, provided they pass the thorough inspection requirements of the CarMark program. The 72/100 warranty remains available for vehicles up to current model plus five years.
The 12/12 and the 72/100 warranties both still include the key CarMark benefits to the consumer, including 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, tire and wheel road hazard protection, rental car reimbursement, trip interruption protection, and more. In addition, the warranties offer add-on and upgrade opportunities for dealers and customers.
“We believe that the expansion of the 12/12 warranty option enables dealers to tailor the CarMark Certified program to meet their unique needs,” said Bill Zadeits, managing director for CarMark. “There are many quality vehicles that are slightly older than what our previous requirements allowed, so this opens up the door for CarMark dealers to certify more top-notch cars and provide added peace of mind to customers interested in those vehicles.”