Created in response to concerns about reliability and build quality, the certified pre owned Volkswagen program offers an extended warranty and comprehensive inspection that provides peace of mind for those considering used Volkswagens. In 2005, Volkswagen of America changed the name of their certification program to Volkswagen Certified Preloved, in order to reflect the love that owners and dealerships share for Volkswagen products. Not all Volkswagen dealerships participate in the certified used program, so be sure to contact dealerships using a website like CarsDirect to confirm participation. If a dealership does participate in the program, all vehicles considered for certification must undergo a comprehensive 112-point inspection before becoming certified. Once a Volkswagen is certified, the Certified Preloved program includes a two year or 24,000 mile limited warranty with no deductible. The owner also receives two years of 24-hour roadside assistance in the event you need a tire changed, need emergency gas or have other roadside emergencies. Certified Volkswagens equipped with SIRIUS Satellite Radio also include a three-month complimentary subscription to the service. However, before a Volkswagen can be a Certified Preloved vehicle, it must meet some strict standards highlighted below:
Although the certified pre-owned warranty offered by Volkswagen on used cars is not as long as the warranty offered by other manufacturers, the inspection process is thorough and ensures that common trouble spots on Volkswagens are checked before the vehicle is sold. Purchasing a certified Volkswagen is a great choice because models like the New Beetle, Jetta, Passat, Touareg, GTI and Golf offer exceptional German engineering at a great price on the used car market.