Volkswagen believes that a great car-buying experience shouldn’t just be for new vehicles – it should be for every experience. That’s why they came up with WorldAuto, their Certified Pre-Owned program.

When you purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen from a Volkswagen dealer, you’re getting new car peace of mind with a pre-owned car deal. Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned cars come with warranties to make you feel safe, Roadside Assistance to keep you on top of your game and even a three-month SiriusXM satellite service to make it all that much better.

The Warranty

Volkswagen is excited to offer all Certified Pre-Owned buyers a 2-year or 24,000-mile (whichever comes first) bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. The parts covered in this warranty include:

  • Engine

  • Steering

  • Front and rear axles

  • Manual transmission

  • Electrical power supply

  • Heating and air-conditioning

  • Anti-lock Braking System

  • Electrical Systems

  • Torque converter

  • Differential

  • Material or manufacturing defects

Depending on the age and mileage of the vehicle you choose, you might also have the opportunity to expand your coverage to 100,000 miles (that’s the equivalent of circling the Earth four times, just to give you some perspective), so you can be sure that your newest investment is well-protected.

The Assistance

Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagens also come with two years of 24-hour Roadside Assistance for no additional charge. So no matter what time of day a problem arises, there will be a team of experts ready to help. Program features include:

  • Tow to the nearest licensed authorized VW dealer

  • Flat tire changes

  • Jump starting

  • Emergency fuel delivery

  • Winching/Extrication

  • Unlocking your door

  • Emergency repairs

  • 365 days a year, 24 hours a day coverage

The Inspection

Every vehicle that has Volkswagen’s Certified Pre-Owned stamp of approval has gone through a rigorous 112-point inspection. Every piece of the vehicle has been gone over with a fine-toothed comb (the eye of a highly-trained, certified VW technician). Every car gets put on the lift, inspected and tested. If anything isn’t working, they won’t let you drive off with it. The things that don’t work will be repaired or replaced. Some inspection highlights include:

  • Check engine for starting and performance, and idle for knocking and vibration

  • Check transmission for any performance malfunction or noise

  • Test brakes for proper function, distance and vibration

  • Test steering for noise, effort, vibration and pulling

  • Get all maintenance up to date, ensure records with vehicle

If you’d like to see the 112-point inspection checklist, click here.


A detailed CARFAX report comes with every single WorldAuto vehicle, so you know exactly what it’s been through. You can get an in-depth idea of what the car (and its owner) were up to before you came along.

The Extras

If you are lucky enough to pick out a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle equipped with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, you’ll get a 3-month trial subscription on the house. Over 130 channels with 100% commercial free music, sports, news and entertainment is a bonus that you should be VERY excited about.

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