Which is Right for Me: A Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle or a Used Vehicle?

December 27th, 2017 by


If you’re deciding between a used or a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz vehicle, consider the following differences:

  • A Certified Pre-owned Car or SUV must meet age, mileage, and inspection requirements to enter the program.
  • While used models might have an original warranty that still applies, a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle adds an extended limited warranty.
  • A dealership only sells Certified Pre-Owned vehicles from their specific brand.
  • A car that’s Certified Pre-Owned approved will usually cost more than an identical used model.

Discover more differences between Certified Pre-Owned and used vehicles today!

Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Advantages

When you shop Mercedes-Benz of Modesto’s Certified Pre-Owned selection, it’s important to keep in mind that a Mercedes-Benz car or SUV must undergo an extensive certification process to qualify. To start, it must pass an inspection that includes the following areas:

  • Vehicle History
  • Engine System Check
  • Chassis Inspection
  • Road Test
  • Electrical Inspection
  • Overall Inspection

If the vehicle meets that high bar, it’s then backed by the confidence of the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Warranty. It extends comprehensive vehicle coverage for an additional 12 months after the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. This warranty gives you protection for these systems and more:

  • Engine
  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Powertrain
  • Electrical System
  • Climate Control

In addition, 24/7 Personal Roadside Assistance will take care of you if a breakdown occurs in Merced, CA and beyond.

When Should I Consider a Used Vehicle?

A Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz vehicle can be a great fit for many drivers in Merced, but what advantages does a used model offer? Check to see if a used vehicle would be a good fit for you:

  • While Mercedes-Benz of Modesto offers plenty of used Mercedes-Benz options, they also carry used vehicles from a variety of other manufacturers.
  • A used vehicle will often cost less that a similar Certified Pre-Owned offering. If you’re looking for a bargain, it’s a strong option.
  • Both used and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles receive the same top-notch customer service and attention that all of our buyers receive.

Visit Mercedes-Benz of Modesto Today

Of course, one of the best ways to decide is to visit our showroom and check out our used and Certified Pre-Owned selection in person. Our sales team is happy to answer any questions you have. In addition, our qualified service center can take care of your vehicle to keep it on the road for years to come. For more information, contact us today!