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

There are plenty of reasons to choose us for your used or Certified Pre-Owned needs. After all, there are plenty of reasons to choose us in general! For more information, contact us today!