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Ford, Carfax partner for certified pre-owned programs

October 19, 2012

Vehicle history reports provide used-car buyers more confidence
in purchase of Detroit automaker's namesake, Lincoln brands

 

DETROIT, Mich.--Ford and Carfax have agreed to provide Carfax vehicle history reports for the Ford and Lincoln certified pre-owned (CPO) programs. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, Ford is committed to providing a free Carfax Vehicle History Report for every Ford and Lincoln CPO vehicle.

“Carfax vehicle history reports make the Ford Certified program better,” said Mark Ninomiya, general manager at Suburban Ford of Waterford, Mich. “They provide added peace of mind and are the name that our customers trust. We’ve made countless on-the-spot sales by showing people the value of having Carfax information and why you shouldn’t buy without it.”

Ford and Lincoln CPO vehicles now come with a Carfax Report and are covered by the Carfax Buyback Guarantee. Ford CPO cars pass a 172-point inspection and are backed by a 12-month/12,000 mile comprehensive limited warranty plus a 7-year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty. Lincoln CPO cars pass a 200-point inspection and are backed by a 6-year/100,000 mile comprehensive warranty. Certified Ford and Lincoln buyers also get complimentary 24/7 roadside assistance.

“I bought a certified Ford Expedition at Tom Wood Ford,” said Carfax customer Lisa Cunning of Carmel, Ind. “The Carfax Report showed the vehicle was a Carfax one-owner and was originally purchased and regularly serviced at the same dealership. That told me the original owner was pleased with the product and the service, so I was confident I was making the right choice. And, because the vehicle was certified, it came with a warranty through Ford. It’s the perfect vehicle for me.”

“Carfax proved to be one of the key enhancements Ford wants for its Certified programs,” said Joe Koenig, vice president of Carfax. “We share Ford’s commitment to ensure their customers buy certified Ford and Lincoln vehicles with greater confidence.”

About Ford Motor Co.
Ford Motor Co., a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Co. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, visit http://corporate.ford.com.

About Carfax
Carfax is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and is trusted by dealerships across North America to help acquire, advertise and retail used cars. Carfax is the vehicle history provider of choice for 37 manufacturer certified programs and more than 150 online auto malls, is integrated with more than 250 acquisition and inventory companies and is featured on 15,000 automotive websites. Carfax Vehicle History Reports are viewed more than 170 million times a year to help people buy with more confidence. Become a Carfax Advantage dealer or learn how Carfax can help your dealership win by visiting www.carfaxonline.com.

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