Certified by Volvo Overview | Palo Alto CA

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Certified by Volvo Overview in Palo Alto, CA

Even when it's no longer new, the quality of a Volvo is never lost. It’s because each vehicle was crafted with deeply rooted Scandinavian design principles, clothed in premium materials, engineered with advanced technology and eco-friendly powertrains, plus they carry proactive safety systems that have earned them several prestigious awards. Every vehicle that carries the Volvo name is truly one-of-a-kind, especially those housed in our Certified by Volvo inventory. Enjoy the confidence and peace of mind that follows a used car purchase, plus the added perks that only the Volvo CPO program can offer. Curious to learn just what these perks entail? Keep scrolling to discover the requirements of the CPO program and the perks of owning a Certified Volvo sedan or SUV.

Requirements for Certification

You’re in luck: Only an authorized Volvo dealer can certify a Volvo, so the team here at Volvo Palo Alto is well-equipped to handle the job. First, the used Volvo must maintain the age, mileage and condition standards before our technicians start the multipoint inspection. There’s a long list to cover — 170 points, to be exact — and it’s all to meet the strict requirements set by Volvo. Functions like the engine, steering, suspension, tires, brakes (even smaller things like the interior light bulbs and exterior panels) undergo testing and a detailed examination. It’s all to give you peace of mind while you’re on the road, completing tasks like carpooling kiddos or enjoying the night with friends, so that you won’t have to worry about the quality of your car. Quality is a given, and so are the many advantages of the CPO program, detailed below.

Benefits at a Glance

  • 5-Year/Unlimited-Mile Exclusionary Warranty1
  • Volvo Certified Comprehensive Inspection, covering more than 170 points
  • Volvo Roadside Assistance — 24/7/365 protection
  • CARFAX Vehicle History Report with Buy Back Guarantee
  • No deductible for covered Volvo warranty visits
  • Fully transferable
  • Volvo Genuine Service
  • Strict eligibility rules
  • Stringent inspection and reconditioning standards
  • IIHS Recommended Specific Used Vehicles for Teens — “Best Choices”2
  • Volvo on Call

Certified FAQs

Each Volvo model must be less than five years old and must carry 80,000 miles or less on the odometer. After producing a “clean” Vehicle History Report, it must pass a 170-point inspection by our certified technicians.

Volvo on Call is the mobile app that allows drivers to remotely lock, unlock and start their Volvo from a distance, access roadside emergency services, utilize time-saving connected services and more. And good news! All Certified by Volvo vehicles from the model year 2015.5 and newer will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Volvo on Call.

Absolutely. You have the option to purchase additional coverage for up to 10 years and an unlimited set of miles at the time of your Certified by Volvo purchase. Ask about the Certified by Volvo Service Contract plan through your authorized Volvo dealer (that’s us).

Of course — once a Volvo is certified, the certification stays with the vehicle no matter the owner. That means the warranty is fully transferable to new owners at no additional change for the remainder of its lifetime.

Elevate your used car needs. If you’d like to see our Certified by Volvo models in person or have any questions, stop by Volvo Palo Alto located at 4190 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306. We proudly serve those from San Jose, Redwood City and Fremont.

1Calculated from the original in-service date and zero miles.

2For the following models: Volvo S80 (2007 and newer), Volvo S60 (2011 and newer), Volvo V60 (2015 and newer), Volvo XC90 (2005 and newer), Volvo XC60 (2013 and newer). Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. October 2018.