Ever wonder what the difference is between a pre-owned vehicle and a certified pre-owned vehicle? You see the sign advertising that the car you’re looking at is “certified pre owned” but what does that actually mean? Is it worth the extra cost? The short answer is yes but let’s explore why.
First off a certified pre owned car is a vehicle that has been through an intense and deliberate inspection by a Volkswagen trained technician. This is to ensure that any problems with the car are fixed BEFORE it goes on the market. Any recalls, manufacture flaws or other problems will be addressed and fixed before the car leaves the lot. So when purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle you are assured that the car has been properly and thoroughly inspected and maintained to fit today’s top safety standards
Second, when purchasing a certified pre-owned car you are instantly purchasing a vehicle with some much needed add ons. For example the Volkswagen Certified pre-owned warranty adds 2 years or 24,000 miles of coverage on top of the brands 3 year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. Certified pre owned VW cars even come with a detailed Carfax Vehicle History Report and a 3 month Sirius XM All Access Trial Subscription. Not certified pre-owned cars will typically carry out the original warranty that came with the vehicle but those are most often expired by the time the car has been resold.
So is it worth it to purchase a certified pre-owned VW? Yes! Though vehicles made by Volkswagen are meant to be reliable and last longer than ever, having an extended warranty as well as numerous other perks are well worth the minimal additional cost. The multi point inspection a certified pre-owned vehicle goes through also insures that there will be no immediate problems with the car and will put your mind at ease for a long time to come.