While everyone else around the country was eagerly anticipating whether “Punxsutawney Phil” and his fellow groundhogs would see their shadows the following day, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Hassett Automotive employees spent this past February 1st initiating exciting new rules for all their certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles.
What this means for Hassett customers is even greater security and peace-of-mind when they purchase any Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury CPO vehicle. And when you consider that Hassett has been Long Island’s #1 CPO volume dealer for the last two years, these new rules signify a dealership with a relentless drive to keep improving on their own accomplishments.
“We’re never satisfied with the status quo,” remarks Sal Rivela, Hassett’s Pre-Owned Manager. “Neither are Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury. With our tremendous inventory — the largest selection of CPO Lincolns on Long Island — we could have been content to maintain our prior way of doing things. But that’s just not how we operate.”
To start off, every Ford and Mercury CPO vehicle at Hassett will now undergo an even more rigorous inspection protocol consisting of a 172-point checklist, up from 169. All Lincoln CPOs will have their former 169-point inspection increase to 200 separate analyses. So when someone drives home in their Hassett Ford, Mercury, or Lincoln CPO, they’ll do it in greater comfort and safety, as well as style.
All Hassett Lincoln CPOs will continue to provide a six-year/100K-mile warranty. However, their Ford and Mercury counterparts will take things to the next level, providing seven years or 100,000 miles of confidence and protection, thanks to a new, fully- transferable powertrain limited warranty. And both have quadrupled their previous three-month/3,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty to 12 months/12,000 miles. This new coverage extends to more than 500 components, including many high-tech parts, in the following areas:
• Engine • Transmission • Rear-wheel drive • Front-wheel drive
• Steering • Brakes • Front and rear suspension • Electrical
• Air conditioning and heating• Emissions • Ford audio • Safety
“Our new CPO warranties are as good, or better, than when these vehicles were new,” states Rivela. “Just as important, Hassett Automotive and our manufacturing partners stand solidly behind every certified car and SUV we sell. This allows our customers to enjoy premium performance while savings thousands of dollars over a new vehicle purchase. And there’s no depreciation like with a new vehicle, either.”
Of course, Hassett didn’t become a Long Island automotive legend by abandoning what works. That’s why all Hassett CPOs will continue to come with comprehensive Vehicle History reports, as well as 24-hour roadside assistance.
As if all this wasn’t enough to convince even the most critical minds that Hassett is the source for complete CPO satisfaction, there’s one more enticement: low financing rates starting at just 1.9%. “That’s why I love my job,” Sal explains: “the savings just keep on coming. Between our highly-competitive prices and extremely affordable financing plans, Hassett makes driving a top-quality Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury CPO a luxury people don’t have to be rich to enjoy.”
“You know, before February 1st, Hassett was already the front-runner in terms of CPO value and quality,” he adds; “ now, it isn’t even a contest.”