What does it mean for a Car to be Kia Certified?

The Kia model lineup

Have you thought about purchasing a certified pre-owned Kia, but aren’t sure what it means for a vehicle to be certified? The following page was created by the team at Hawkinson Kia in Matteson, IL to show you why a CPO car or SUV is a great way to get a reliable used vehicle for an affordable cost. If you have any questions for the finance experts at our Kia dealership, contact us at (708) 263-4765.

Kia certified pre-owned checklist

Before a used Kia vehicle can become certified, it must pass a 164-point inspection to ensure quality and reliability. In addition to a road test, the following systems are included on the inspection checklist:

  • Emissions
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Cooling
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel
  • Brakes
  • Electrical
  • Heater and Air Conditioner
  • Appearance, body, and structure

Two Kia Souls

What are the program’s benefits?

When you purchase a certified pre-owned Kia, there are a number of benefits you’re sure to appreciate. From rental and roadside assistance coverage, to a complete vehicle history report, you can drive home knowing you are behind the wheel of a safe vehicle. Kia CPO benefits include:

  • 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty
  • 12-month/12,000-mile Platinum Coverage
  • Free CARFAX® Report on vehicle history
  • 10-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance plan

Rental car coverage

Kia’s CPO rental coverage includes up to $35 a day for ten days in rental expenses due to a mechanical breakdown or manufacturer’s warranty repair.

Roadside assistance coverage

Every CPO Kia includes 24-hour roadside assistance, along with up to $75 in towing coverage for a mechanical breakdown. If you experience a breakdown more than 100 miles from your home, your warranty will reimburse you $100 a day for a maximum of five days to cover food and lodging expenses.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What is the Kia Care Service Plan?

A Red Kia Rio

A: Protect your investment and ensure your Kia remains qualified for warranty protection with the Standard or Plus Maintenance Plan. The Standard Plan includes: lube, oil, and filter change every 7,500 miles, milt-point inspection every 15,000 miles, and a cleaning and adjustment of breaks every 45,000 miles. The Plus Plan includes all of the previously mentioned services, and also adds a tire rotation every 7,500 miles.

Q: Is tire and wheel coverage available?

A blue Kia Forte

A: There are two different tire and wheel protection plans available: the Standard Plan and the Deluxe Plan. Both plans have 3-5 years of coverage available with $40 coverage for each tire repair. The Standard Plan offers a $1,200 maximum for repairs or replacements, while the Deluxe Plan offers $5,000 maximum.

Q: Are additional protection plans available?

A blue Kia Sorento

A: Yes. There are five vehicle protection plans available with differing levels of coverage to suit your exact needs. You can purchase the protection plan of your choice depending on the age and mileage of your vehicle.

We have Kia certified pre-owned vehicles for sale!

Do you want a certified pre-owned Kia? View our CPO inventory at Hawkinson Kia in Matteson, IL to find a safe and reliable sedan or SUV to add to your daily drive. Once you have your eye on a particular model, contact our dealership to schedule a test drive at (708) 263-4765.

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