Keep these things in mind when shopping for a certified car:

  • Each manufacturer inspection is different. Look at the program websites (links below) to see inspection details for each one.
  • Determine whether there is a deductible, and if so, how much.
  • Look for benefits typically associated with new car purchases, like roadside assistance, loaner vehicles and special financing.

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Warranty Details
Certified Warranty Details
5-year, unlimited mile warranty, upgradeable up to 10 years ¹
Comprehensive Inspection covering more than 170+ points
Volvo Roadside Assistance–24/7/365 protection for the length of warranty
Vehicle History Report with Buyback Guarantee
No deductible for covered warranty visits
Fully transferable
Volvo Genuine Service
Strict eligibility rules
Stringent inspection and reconditioning standards
¹ Calculated from the original in-service date
CERTIFIED WARRANTY:Unlimited-mileage warranty up to 6 years. Balance of new car warranty (4 Year / 50K Miles) plus 2 Year / Unlimited-mileage L/Certified warranty. SERVICE MAINTENANCE: Complimentary Maintenance Plan covering the first four basic factory-scheduled maintenance services for 2 years or 20,000 miles

 
Warranty Deductible
No
No
 
Transferable Warranty
Yes
No
 
Features & Benefits
Age/Mileage Eligibility
Less than 5-years/80k miles from in-service date
Model Years 2011-2018 / less than 70,000 miles
 
Point Inspection
170+ Point Inspection
161
 
Roadside Assistance
Yes
Yes
 
Return/Exchange Program
No
No
 
Special Financing
Yes
Yes
 
Lease Term Certified
Yes
Yes
 
Current Promotions
Yes
 
Why Choose Us?
Sophisticated looks. Outstanding performance. World changing innovations. Now you can own the Volvo you've always wanted when you choose Certified by Volvo. You'll get premium features like Scandinavian craftsmanship. Intelligent technology with an intuitive infotainment hub at your fingertips. And worry-free benefits with our best-in-class warranty. Each Certified by Volvo vehicle passes a rigorous certification process. We investigate its title history and thoroughly inspect each area of the vehicle - covering more than 170+ points and bring the vehicle up to our exacting specifications. Then, we certify the vehicle and issue a 5-year/ unlimited mile warranty, upgradeable up to 10 years.

When you purchase a Certified by Volvo vehicle, you'll enjoy an inspiring driving experience and great ownership benefits. Never settling. Our idea of luxury.
Every L/Certified vehicle now comes with an unlimited-mileage warranty up to 6 years and a complimentary maintenance plan. To earn the title of L/Certified, every Certified Pre-Owned Lexus must pass a rigorous inspection and be thoroughly reconditioned until it meets the same high standards as a new Lexus. And they are available exclusively at a Lexus dealership.
 
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Why Choose Us?
Certified pre-owned programs can vary greatly. Here manufacturers outline the unique benefits of their respective programs.
Certified Warranty Details
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new-car warranty terms, some offer a combination warranty of an additional term and the total vehicle mileage. Others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.
Transferable Warranty
When a new-car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers that qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new-car lease, but it will cost you less.
Current Promotions
Manufacturers provide information about their current certified pre-owned offers or promotions.
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