When discussing luxury vehicles, you certainly wouldn’t have talked for long before mentioning Mercedes-Benz. This is definitely a brand renowned for luxury, quality, safety, innovation, excitement and of course, style. This is why for many people, the purchase of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle is nothing short of a dream come true.
Sometimes though, your budget may not to be as friendly as you had wished, but you still crave for a luxurious Mercedes ride and you don’t want to opt for any kind of used Mercedes out there. If that’s you right now, I’ve got good news for you in just five words – Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz. This is so much cooler than getting regular used car.
So, what exactly is this Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) thing, anyways? Well, simply put, it is Mercedes’ way of giving you a “new-ride” experience for a “used ride.” With the CPO program, Mercedes allows you to save thousands of dollars, while still enjoying state-of-the-art technology, safety features and warranty. Sounds good, right? Yeah, it’s true.
However, It’s not just the “value versus price” awesomeness that makes a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes a smart purchase, there are tons of other benefits that comes with the jolly ride. Some of them are discussed below.
Peace of Mind
For a Mercedes-Benz vehicle to qualify as CPO, it must successfully pass through very stringent inspections and safety tests, which are conducted by highly-trained Mercedes specialists. To start with, before a used car can even be considered for certification by Mercedes, it must not be above 6 model years old -- meaning it’s gonna still be pretty recent in terms of tech and other features.
In addition to that, it would have covered no more than 75,000 miles and must have been sold originally via a Mercedes Benz USA outlet. Only vehicles that meet all the criteria above will then proceed to the next phase of rigorous inspection.
Unbeatable Inspection by Experts
The inspection process features the following:
·The full service history is checked
·The whole car endures a thorough physical inspection
·All vehicle fluids are examined to confirm appropriate quality and level
·A total engine evaluation is carried out
·The electrical system is thoroughly examined
·The undercarriage is inspected for wear and signs of damage
·The body and chassis are then checked to ensure that the required structural integrity is maintained
·The interior is checked for stains and tears
·Finally, the vehicle is subjected to a road test to check the active cruise control and other important features
All of these procedures result in a 164-point inspection scale, facilitated by technicians who know Mercedes vehicles in and out. All necessary post-test repairs are done with original Mercedes-Benz spare parts. This, amongst other things, is why purchasing a CPO Mercedes will assure you of peace of mind.
A Matchless Warranty
All CPO Mercedes vehicles come with an amazing warranty coverage. To start with all brand new Mercedes vehicles come with a 4-year warranty with a mileage limit of 50,000 miles. So, if you were to buy a 2-year old Mercedes for instance, you would first enjoy the remaining two years of warranty, provided that the mileage limit has not been exceeded. When this warranty expires, (or if the vehicle warranty has already expired) the CPO limited warranty takes effect, providing an additional full year of coverage.
The beautiful thing about the CPO warranty is that it comes with unlimited miles, so for all you care, you may choose to navigate 100,000 miles with your ride and you would still be warranty-covered for a full year. Aside the standard CPO warranty, Mercedes also allows buyers to optionally go for an Extended Limited Warranty option that covers your car for additional one or two years after the regular CPO warranty has expired. So, in the end, CPO warranty may provide up to 3 years of coverage with unlimited miles.
Pre-Paid Maintenance Option
Not a lot of car manufacturers give you the option of purchasing future maintenance for your automobile ahead of time, but Mercedes does. With this maintenance option you get to save more of your hard-earned cash, when compared to pay-as-you-go maintenance at your regular auto shop. Prepaid maintenance also assures you that your sweet ride will be maintained by specially trained Mercedes-Benz technicians, who will only use certified Mercedes-Benz parts when they need to replace anything in your car. In short, this assures you of your car’s full functionality at all times.
Other Cool Benefits
In addition to the peace of mind and warranty, every CPO Mercedes comes with:
·Round the clock support: Just like brand new models, every CPO Mercedes also comes with 24/7 support that helps cater for various inquiries or challenges including flat-tire changing, jump starting, trip routing, technical information about products, 24-hour roadside assistance, as well as several other support features that come with the purchase of a brand new Mercedes.
·Nationwide dealer support: There are well above 300 authorized dealers in the United states who will honour Mercedes CPO and extended warranties, making it a lot easier to enjoy the provisions of your vehicle’s warranty, irrespective of your location.
·Coverage for unintended expenses: Should it happen that while taking a trip in your warranty-covered vehicle, your car broke down and you were forced to lodge in a hotel for the night, you will be reimbursed up to $300 per day, for up to 3 days, to cater for your lodging, feeding and alternative transportation, while your vehicle is being fixed.
·Vehicle exchange opportunity: This is certainly a knockout punch from Mercedes-Benz. If after the purchase of your CPO Mercedes, it turns out that you don’t quite like it, all you need do is waltz back with the car to your Mercedes-Benz dealer within the first 7 days of purchase and change it. You may decide to exchange it for another CPO vehicle of equal value or for one of higher value, provided you’re willing to pay up the deficit.
A Final Word…
If you’re a buyer looking to get a lightly used vehicle that will offer both luxury and efficiency, then a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes is definitely the right way to go. Not only do you get so much value for your money, but you also get to enjoy the benefits of a new car.
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