While many of our Iowa customers start their vehicle search off considering new and used RAM trucks, they often end up considering the benefits of buying a certified pre-owned RAM. Certified pre-owned RAMs differ from standard used vehicles in some important ways, and today we're going to be looking at some of the benefits of purchasing your RAM as a certified pre-owned vehicle.

Here at Deery of Ames, we pride ourselves on treating every customer like family, and providing the honest, friendly service that Iowans expect from a family business. From financing and trade-ins to our new and used vehicles, we take the utmost care to make you feel welcome and secure in your decision to shop with us. Located at 1700 SE 16th St in Ames, IA, we're a family run dealership, and will take care of you whether you visit us in store, online, or by giving us a call at (515) 233-5000.

What Makes A RAM Certified Pre-Owned?

As we mentioned above, a certified pre-owned RAM isn't the same as a standard used truck. The RAM truck in question has to meet certain criteria, and pass a rigorous inspection to be considered for certification.

First, the used RAM needs to be within 5 model years or newer, and have fewer than 75,000 miles. It also needs to have a clean title, no frame damage, a clean CarFax report, and no aftermarket accessories that affect safety or performance.

Once a RAM has met those criteria, it's put through a 125-point inspection to make sure that everything is in excellent shape. Any parts found to be lacking will be replaced with manufacturer-certified parts, and any other service will be performed as part of the conditioning process.

This inspection and conditioning process is a major reason that our Iowa customers choose certified pre-owned RAM vehicles when shopping for a pickup truck, but there are other important benefits as well.

RAM's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty & Benefits

One of the biggest benefits of purchasing a certified pre-owned RAM is the warranty coverage they receive. All CPO RAM trucks receive both a 7 year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, as well as a 3 month/3,000 Maximum Care warranty. The powertrain warranty starts from when the vehicle was originally sold as new, while the Maximum Care warranty starts either when purchased CPO, or after the original warranty expires, whichever comes later.

This kind of warranty just isn't found on your average used truck, and gives Iowa buyers great peace of mind when it comes to their purchase of a certified pre-owned RAM. Other benefits include a SiriusXM trial subscription, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a rental car allowance. Taken together, these benefits add value above and beyond what you'll generally find on the used pickup truck market.

Certified Pre-Owned RAM At Deery Of Ames

Here at Deery of Ames, we're proud to offer certified pre-owned RAM trucks to our customers. Nothing adds peace of mind like a well-inspected and warrantied vehicle, especially when it's available for thousands less than a new model. But even more than our vehicles, we're proud to offer a level of customer service that Iowa families love. From the moment you walk into the dealership, you'll feel right at home.

Are you ready to test drive a certified pre-owned RAM for yourself? Visit Deery of Ames at 1700 SE 16th St in Ames, IA, or give us a call at (515) 233-5000 to schedule your test drive. We'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.