Taking into consideration all that’s been going on with the pandemic, to chip shortages that caused inventory to hit extreme lows for VW dealerships all over, it’s hard to think of any other reason that a certified pre-owned VW shouldn’t be the first decision you make when you’re in the market for a new car. Purchasing a used Volkswagen model rather than a brand-new one can save you a significant amount of money on your next vehicle. Naturally, used VW vehicle models tend to be much more affordable than brand-new VW vehicle models. Plus, used cars depreciate in value much more slowly than brand-new cars—which lose a significant percentage of their original value the moment you drive them off the dealership lot. There are plenty of good reasons to consider buying a certified pre-owned VW, especially when it’s Tony certified.

While there are many benefits to buying a used car rather than a new car, many drivers are still wary about purchasing a used vehicle. When you buy a used vehicle, you have to carefully consider the vehicle’s mileage, quality, accident history, etc. to make sure that you are actually getting a good deal on the vehicle you are considering buying. Our Tony-certified pre-owned cars go through a 65-point mechanical inspection. We even offer a 6-month/6,000 mile limited warranty and a 3-day/150-mile exchange policy.

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Buying a certified pre-owned Volkswagen vehicle instead of a standard used VW can help you feel better about your vehicle purchase and help maintain your peace of mind in many different ways. Certified pre-owned vehicles are lightly used vehicles that are held to higher standards of quality and safety than standard used vehicles. Keep reading to learn 5 reasons why you should consider buying a certified pre-owned VW if you are in the market for a used Volkswagen model. 

  1. Better Warranty 

Warranties on used vehicles are generally very limited and unpredictable. In fact, it is not uncommon for some used cars to not come with any warranty at all. However, every certified pre-owned Volkswagen vehicle model comes with a special warranty. 

The included warranties for certified pre-owned Volkswagen vehicles are model-specific comprehensive limited warranties. Certified pre-owned VW vehicles that are from the 2017 model year or before as well as vehicles that are from the 2020 model year or after come with a 2-year or 24,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. Certified pre-owned Volkswagen models from the 2018 or 2019 model years come with a 1-year or 12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. 

  1. Quality Guarantee 

When you buy a certified pre-owned Volkswagen vehicle, you can rest easy knowing that the quality and safety of your vehicle are guaranteed. Every certified pre-owned VW model must undergo a 100+ point dealer inspection by a factory-trained and certified technician before it can qualify and be sold as a certified pre-owned vehicle. 

This inspection checks the VW vehicle’s engine performance, transmission, brakes, and steering system—among other things. Every certified pre-owned Volkswagen vehicle also undergoes any recommended maintenance services or updates it may need before it can be sold as a certified pre-owned vehicle model. 

  1. Free Roadside Assistance 

Every certified pre-owned VW vehicle comes with two years of free 24-hour Roadside Assistance services. These services include towing to the nearest VW dealership facility, flat-tire changes, extrication or winching, emergency repairs, fuel delivery, jump starts, door unlocking, and more. 

Volkswagen’s 24-hour Roadside Assistance for their certified pre-owned vehicles is truly available at any time of the day or night. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—which means you can get emergency assistance for your certified pre-owned VW vehicle at any time on any day no matter if it’s Christmas or the middle of the night. 

  1. Complete Vehicle History Report 

When it comes to buying a used car, more information is always better. That’s why every certified pre-owned VW vehicle model comes with a free complete CARFAX Vehicle History Report. 

This vehicle history report includes information on any title issues with your vehicle, any accidents in which the vehicle has been involved, the ownership history of the vehicle, and more. The report basically spells out everything you need to know about your vehicle before you buy it and supplies you with a complete history of your car that you can use to increase the value of your certified pre-owned vehicle when it eventually comes time for you to sell it or trade it in for a newer model. 

  1. Entertainment Deals 

As an added bonus, every certified pre-owned Volkswagen model comes with a free SiriusXM Platinum trial subscription that lasts for three months. This subscription gives you access to more than 150 channels to keep you entertained while you’re on the go. Plus, you can even access these same channels from the comfort of your own home by using the SiriusXM app that is compatible with Apple and Android mobile devices.

Browse our current lineup of certified pre-owned vehicles and schedule a test drive today! Also, ask about our Tony Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, used cars so good we put our name on them!