Inspection Process

As part of the CPO process, each vehicle must undergo a complete inspection and be free of any defects in the following systems prior to being offered for sale as a certified unit.
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Belts and Hoses
  • Major Electronics
  • And More

Inspection Guidelines

Prior to delivery of each NIADA CPO vehicle, thorough checks and inspections are performed. Any item(s) that does not pass the MULTI point inspection have been replaced or repaired. The inspection sheet should also be available for clients to view at any time to ensure that the CPO vehicle they are buying has been thoroughly inspected to give them that piece of mind.

Every NIADA Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle is backed not only with the inspection but must have a vehicle title history report ran. This will ensure your CPO vehicle has no title discrepancies including frame and unibody damage, salvage title and flood issues.

After the title report is clear, Each NIADA Certified vehicle must pass our comprehensive inspection, covering items from the engine to the interior. This inspection will confirm that the quality and condition of the vehicle meets or exceeds NIADA’s criteria.

All NIADA CPO’s come equipped with the following:

Vehicle you can trust
  • Quality Inspection
  • Vehicle title report
  • NIADA check of approval and backing
  • Protection you deserve
  • An option of 3, 6 or 12-month coverage
  • Comprehensive protection

Assistance you can depend on
  • Rental
  • Towing/Road Service
  • Lost Key/Lockout Service
  • Trip Interruption
  • Can be serviced at any national licensed facility

What is the value of a third party CPO program inspection to a dealership?

Automobile Technologies is the leader in auto reconditioning software. Their ReconPro software has enabled reconditioning companies and technicians to improve performance and reduce inefficiencies for over a decade, AMT’s ReconMonitor gives dealerships command and control across every stage of their recon operations from acquisition to frontline-ready. Common to all of AMT’s software solutions is the ability to digitally capture and store accurate vehicle conditions.

InspectionNotes software enables technicians to scan a vehicle’s VIN or Stock Number and perform a variety of guided step-by-step inspections resulting in clear, shareable condition reports. For dealerships, InspectionNotes is the perfect digital solution for Certified Pre-owned inspections.

Now, in partnership with the NIADA, InspectionNotes is available at a member discounted price for dealers offering NIADA CPO vehicles. The NIADA customization includes the NIADA CPO checklist pre-loaded, so you can perform digital inspections resulting in CPO certificates ready to share electronically, on the web, or printed with your branding. For more information go to:

Knowing that a vehicle has been previously inspected by a third party inspection provider instills a sense of consumer confidence in their vehicle purchase. An additional benefit is that it helps dealerships identify any problem vehicles and address them prior to being sold.

This preemptive action alleviates any future grievances that might occur. One Guard is BBB accredited with an A+ rating and received a Blue Seal of Excellence seal from ASE.

These accreditations grant One Guard the credibility to inspect a vehicle and offer an informed evaluation of the vehicle’s condition.

What is included in the OneGuard-NIADA CPO Inspection Service? 
  • Qualified ASE-­certified inspector searching for damage from prior accidents, improper previous repairs, flood damage, alterations, and modifications and testing of all mechanical and electrical functions.
  • Detailed and informative report presented in an easy-­to-­read online format or PDF.
  • Photos detailing the vehicle’s overall condition and any potential problems or concerns.
  • One Guard rating based upon an independent vehicle evaluation rating system.
  • Access to our friendly and knowledgeable service team.
  • Detailed knowledge of a vehicle being financed.

For more detail or to sign up call 855.855.6040 or visit: 

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The All New NIADA Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program

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