• Certified Pre Owned Jaguar: Certification Standards and Inspection Highlights

    Choosing a certified pre owned Jaguar means that you can purchase a high-quality British luxury car without any of the worries that normally accompany a luxury car purchase. There are a great selection of certified used Jaguar models available online at CarsDirect. When you do find the right certified Jaguar, you will be able to purchase with confidence, as a 140-point inspection combined with a vehicle history report including a CARFAX buyback guarantee is included with each purchase. The certified pre owned Jaguar warranty includes a 6 year or 100,000 mile limited vehicle bumper-to-bumper warranty including roadside assistance. The warranty is fully transferable to subsequent owners if you choose to sell or trade your Jaguar before the warranty expires. Whether you are in the market for a Jaguar XF, XJ, XK or XKR, among other models, the Jaguar warranty will cover all factory-installed components if a manufacturing defect is found during the warranty period. In order for a Jaguar to be considered for the certified pre owned program, it must undergo a comprehensive inspection to ensure that the vehicle will be an excellent value and a reliable car for its next owners. A summary of the standards that must be met for a Jaguar to be certified is provided below:

    • The vehicle must be built for sale in the United States and be less than five model years old with fewer than 60,000 total vehicle miles. Any vehicle that is untitled, from the current model year, has frame damage, has more than 60,000 total vehicles miles or five years of service is ineligible for the program.
    • All open recalls must be completed by the dealership, and the next major service must be completed if it is due within 2,500 miles or three months from the date of inspection.
    • The owners manual and all keys must be present for the next owner, and a clean CARFAX vehicle history report must be printed for the new owner’s review.
    • An exterior inspection is completed, during which the VIN plates are identified, exterior lamps are checked for function and the body checked for damage. The condition and function of the windshield, wiper blades, doors, fuel cap and fuel filler door are also checked.
    • In the engine compartment, the hood release, fluid levels, air filter, wires, vacuum hoses, drive belts, coolant hoses and brake fluid are checked.
    • On the interior, the fit and finish and condition of the interior is checked. If any repairs are necessary, they will be made by the technician in the workshop.
    • The vehicle’s electrical system is also inspected for integrity. As this is a common problem area for Jaguar vehicles, this inspection can save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
    • The final inspection involves placing the vehicle on a lift to check the steering and suspension. While the vehicle is lifted, the engine and transmission mounts are also checked and major components are checked for fluid leaks. After this final inspection a road test is completed.

    The comprehensive inspection and warranty offered by Jaguar mean that you can purchase a Jaguar certified pre owned vehicle with peace of mind. While purchasing a used Jaguar can be a gamble if you do not consider a certified model, the warranty and inspection can help you find the perfect reliable luxury car.