If you're interested in buying a used car but worried about reliability and costly repairs, then we have a suggestion: Consider a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle, which comes with a manufacturer-backed warranty and other perks. Our latest video is taking a look at Volkswagen's certified pre-owned program to see exactly what it offers to shoppers looking for some extra peace of mind with their next used car.

Before a vehicle qualifies for Volkswagen's certified pre-owned program, there's a thorough check of the car's title and accident history to make sure there's no unseen damage or underlying issues. To qualify for certification, Volkswagen models must also be less than 6 years old and have fewer than 75,000 miles on the odometer. If a car meets these criteria, it's then turned over to Volkswagen technicians, who prepare a 112-point inspection inside and out.

IMPORTANT RECALL INFORMATION: Some of our pre-owned vehicles may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls.  Check for a vehicle's unrepaired recalls at safercar.gov.

As for warranty coverage, a Volkswagen CPO vehicle offers 2 years or 24,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper protection once the pre-existing new-car warranty expires. You also have the option to purchase additional coverage depending on the age and mileage of the car you're buying. If you have an issue with your car, there's a $50 deductible per visit, and you can take it into any U.S. Volkswagen dealership for repairs. Other perks include 24-hour roadside assistance, special financing options and a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM radio.
Yes, it's true that a certified pre-owned Volkswagen may cost a little more than other used cars, but its slightly higher base price includes a lot more peace of mind.