Volkswagen has expanded its ‘Approved Used’ scheme for second-hand cars to include further benefits for drivers.

The German manufacturer says its used car programme is ‘industry leading’, with all Approved Used cars sold through Volkswagen’s main dealer network coming with a warranty, MOT cover and roadside assistance for two years. That’s double the level of cover offered previously.

Any car being bought through PCP with Volkswagen Financial Services will also come with two years of free servicing.

Other highlights include a 142-point inspection with every vehicle, five days insurance and a 30-day no quibble exchange policy. The firm says that all cars go through rigorous vehicle history checks as well.

It’s the first major rejig for the firm’s used car programme since 2011, and aims to see Volkswagen continue with its ‘record breaking’ sales and market share.

Barny Francis, national Used car manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “Today is a huge day for Volkswagen Approved Used – our industry-leading, enhanced bundle of benefits takes effect, with all customers of Volkswagen Approved Used now able to take advantage of the renewed package.

“This major development of the programme further affirms Volkswagen’s commitment to all of its customers, of both new and used cars, and its confidence in its diverse range of quality, dependable models.”