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What Inspections and Reconditioning Do CPO Cars Get?

Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles are cars with official credentials from a factory. These qualifications show that the car has met strict quality and performance standards. CPOs are cheaper than new cars and higher quality than used cars. They’re basically the best of both worlds. Read on to learn everything you need to know about CPOs at Bachman Volkswagen.


When you invest in a pre-owned Volkswagen, you can rest easy knowing you’re getting a good car for your money. That’s because CPO Volkswagens undergo extensive inspection and reconditioning processes. We want your car to last as long as possible.

Trained technicians go through a strict checklist when setting up a Volkswagen vehicle for certification. Here are just some of the factors they consider:


The very first step to certifying a car is making sure it meets stringent requirements for cleanliness. If the car is too dirty, it won’t qualify for certification. Specialists also clean, vacuum, and wash the car to eliminate dirt, stains, and any other buildup. By the end of the process, the car’s as clean as new.


Similar to cleanliness, if the vehicle is too old or has too much mileage on it, it won’t qualify for certification. Older cars are more likely to break down and need repair, so a car needs to be relatively new to earn the CPO credential.

Condition Requirements

After vetting the car’s cleanliness, age, and mileage level, it’s time for the nitty gritty. Mechanics examine the car carefully to ensure it’s in good condition. If there’s major damage, mechanical issues, or other significant problems, the car cannot earn certification. However, if there’s any damage or problems that mechanics can repair, they can put the car through a reconditioning process.

Mechanics also check the history of the car. In fact, with every CPO vehicle you get, you’ll also receive a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. These detail information about owners, maintenance, issues, accidents, and more. By reviewing these reports, you can explore actual evidence of the value and operability of the car. That way, you can drive off the lot with confidence in your long-lasting purchase.


Certifying mechanics also perform any updating necessary per recommended or required repair and maintenance needs. For example, they may replace the bumper, paint the body of the car, replace mechanical components like brakes, reupholster the interior, or give the car all-new tires.

Comprehensive Inspection

After all that, before putting the vehicle out on the market, expert mechanics still conduct a comprehensive inspection to make sure everything’s in working order. This inspection is over 100 points, meaning that technicians check over 100 components of the car to ensure optimal functionality and performance. Here are some of the checks that occur:

  • Engine performance for starting errors.
  • Transmission performance for noises and malfunctions.
  • Brakes for proper function and stopping distance.
  • Steering for noise, effort, pulling, and vibration.

Maintenance Benefits of CPO Cars

No matter if you’re getting a used or new car, you’ll have to spend time, effort, and money taking care of your vehicle over its lifetime. But, if you’re thinking of getting a CPO in Louisville, Kentucky, you’re in luck.

CPO Volkswagens from Bachman Volkswagen can make it easy for you to perform regular maintenance and service. Here are just a few of the maintenance perks of these options:

Model-Specific Limited Warranty Coverage

A limited warranty is basically an insurance policy for your car. If you end up needing to repair or replace a part, the warranty covers the cost of this. A limited warranty has some restrictions. It usually only covers the price of the part and doesn’t include the price of the labor necessary to repair or replace the component.

Here are the limited warranty plans you’ll get based on the vehicle model:

  • Model year 2017 and older: Two-year or 24,000-mile, whichever comes first, comprehensive limited warranty.
  • Model year 2018 and 2019: One-year or 12,000-mile, whichever comes first, comprehensive limited warranty.
  • Model year 2020 and newer: Two-year or 24,000-mile, whichever comes first, comprehensive limited warranty.

Extended Warranties

Sellers may be uncertain about the condition of normal used cars. But, with CPO cars, dealerships have extensive knowledge of the history and drivability of the car. That means you can typically get competitive extended warranty programs with your CPO purchase. These programs can support your vehicle for a long time.

No-Cost Maintenance

Check with your dealer for any no-cost maintenance specials. By purchasing a CPO, you may get free auto service for a specific amount of time or number of miles. These often involve routine maintenance like oil change services, filter replacements, and tire rotations. The oil changes are particularly helpful when you’re not sure if you need synthetic or conventional oil. They may also involve car inspections.

Roadside Assistance

When you purchase a certified pre-owned Volkswagen, you’ll also get two years of 24-hour roadside assistance. Yep, you read that right. Tire blowout in the middle of the night? Dead battery when you’re about to head home? Locked your keys in your car? Run out of gas? If you get into any situation like this, you’ll have support, no matter the time of day. You can get flat-tire changes, jump starts, and even towing to the nearest licensed authorized VW dealership. This coverage is especially beneficial when it comes to new, inexperienced drivers.

High-Quality Vehicles

At the end of the day, CPO vehicles are typically of higher quality than normal used vehicles. This means you can avoid paying hefty maintenance or repair fees.

Our Certified Pre-Owned Inventory

Check out our certified pre-owned inventory to see what’s available right now. One popular model among Volkswagen fans is the VW Atlas. This stylish, spacious SUV has impressive technology, advanced safety features, and plenty of cargo space. You could also consider purchasing a CPO Volkswagen Tiguan. This mid-size, sporty compact SUV is a safe, reliable car, perfect for families.

Test Drive a Pre-Owned Volkswagen Today

We want you to consider all the benefits of CPO Volkswagens. But you don’t just have to take our word for it. You can see for yourself by scheduling a test drive today. Naturally, by seeing and driving a car in person, you can find out if it’s the ideal vehicle for you.

CPOs can be better options than regular used cars. They’re in good condition, they have clean, accident-free histories, they have low mileage amounts, and they’re usually only a few years old. Any questions? Contact us here at Bachman Volkswagen and we’ll be happy to answer them. We’ll discuss your unique situation and tell you everything we can do to help.

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