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DS Certified Approved Used Car Scheme
Every manufacturer has a used approved scheme to offer second-hand buyers, but what do they all offer and how do they compare? We'll show you in this handy guide...
Winner of our best used car scheme award, DS Certified, offers a rare 24-month warranty. Similarly lengthy warranties have been available from Skoda and Audi for promotional periods, but the DS version is available for cars up to four years old that have done less than 50,000 miles. There’s also an extensive 120-point mechanical check, two years’ worth of DS Assistance EU and UK breakdown recovery, a mileage and outstanding finance check on every car sold, free MOT cover and a 30-day/1000-mile exchange programme. On top of that, buyers can access a number of premium services via automatic membership of the DS Only You club, including a 24/7 helpline, valeting and DS car rental.
What’s more, if you’re buying a car between four and seven years old with up to 100,000 miles on the clock, you can take advantage of a 12-month warranty with breakdown recovery and the same pre-sale checks, DS Only You membership, MOT cover and exchange policy that you get if you buy a newer car.
|Name of programme||DS Certified|
|Maximum age||Seven years|
|Maximum mileage||100,000 miles|
|Warranty length||Two years (>4 years) One year (<4 years)|
|Breakdown cover||up to 24 months|
|Exchange policy||Yes, 30 days|
|Full service history guarantee||No|
|MOT cover||Yes, up to the value of £750|
|Additional benefits||Accident Management, outstanding finance|
|Number of dealers||36|