Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are a wonderful way to score a like-new vehicle at used prices. Similar to new vehicles, Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with transferable warranties, free trials and many membership convenience features and perks. Here's our Bill Pearce Volvo Cars team's brief snapshot of Certified Pre-Owned programs and why you might want to make your next purchase a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.

The Basics of Certified Pre-Owned Programs

Most Certified Pre-Owned programs around Reno impose rigorous standards and criteria on prospective member vehicles. First, potential Certified Pre-Owned vehicles must be late-model vehicles, usually less than six years old, with less than 80,000 miles on the odometer. The vehicle must have a clean, lien-free title confirmed via an up-to-date vehicle history report, usually CARFAX.

Linked to each automobile's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), a vehicle history report contains the most recent info about the vehicle obtained from:

  • State DMVs
  • Law enforcement
  • Insurance companies
  • Collision repair shops

The report indicates other key details about the prospective Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, such as:

  • Recalls
  • The number of previous owners
  • How previous owners treated the car
  • Damage sustained
  • Repairs

After meeting the above criteria, each Certified Pre-Owned vehicle undergoes a comprehensive multi-point inspection covering all major/minor components. Factory-trained techs then clean/repair/replace components using OEM parts, performing road tests before and after repairs to ensure that each Certified Pre-Owned vehicle exceeds factory specs.

Certified Pre-Owned Warranties, Membership Perks, Trials

Certified Pre-Owned Warranties vary widely, but most are transferable and some are even upgradeable. Base powertrain warranties range from four to six years, 50,000 to 100,000 miles. There are even unlimited-mile powertrain warranties you can upgrade from five to 10 years. Warranty coverage includes repair and replacement of thousands of vital vehicle components, often with no required deductibles for warranty-covered repairs.

Around-the-clock roadside assistance is a popular Certified Pre-Owned membership perk. It entails lockout, gas delivery, flat tire, battery jumps and towing. Trip insurance for breakdowns on road trips are quite common. Free SiriusXM satellite radio for three months is the standard Certified Pre-Owned vehicle entertainment trial.

Certified Pre-Owned Volvo Program

When it's time to consider a viable Certified Pre-Owned program, you can't go wrong with Volvo Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. The program offers:

  • Late-model Volvo vehicles, 80,000 miles or less
  • CARFAX vehicle history report, clean title
  • 170-point inspection
  • Unlimited-mile powertrain warranty
  • Zero-dollar deductible for covered warranty visits
  • Upgradeable warranties, transferable warranties
  • Roadside Assistance
  • SiriusXM trial

We encourage you to visit Bill Pearce Volvo Cars in nearby Reno to check out the models in our Certified Pre-Owned inventory. We look forward to working with you soon!

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